Church and Communication


Australia. Book, Parish Kit and prayer card | Resources developed for World Communications Day
Australian - On Sunday 17 May parishes across Australia will celebrate World Communications Day, an annual celebration promoted by the Holy See. This year, the theme is Communicating the Family: A privileged place of encounter with the gift of love, and a letter from the Holy Father Pope Francis focuses on communication within families and the work of the extraordinary Synod. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference communications office has developed four new resources for use in parishes, including a new book about social media and its use. Tweet others as you would wish to be tweeted: a Scripture-based guide to…
Uganda: Bishop Franzelli Calls upon Catholic Communicators to Communicate More; Better and Together
Uganda (  -  Bishop Chairman of Social Communication at Uganda Episcopal Conference, Rt. Rev. Joseph Franzelli has said that the silence of the Catholic communicators in the country is very loud and called upon them to communicate more, communicate better and communicate together. Bishop Franzelli of Lira Diocese was addressing Diocesan Communication Coordinators, Secretaries and Director of Catholic Radio Stations, who gathered in Fort Portal Diocese, Uganda. at the beginning of a weeklong annual meeting organized by the national Social Communications office ahead of the national celebrations of the World Communications Day to be celebrated on Sunday by the Conference. Opening the…
New film dramatizes Irish woman's work with Vietnamese orphans
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- "Noble," which will debut on 150 screens nationwide May 8, tells the story of an Irish woman with an indomitable spirit. It took another Irish woman with the same kind of spirit to make the movie. Deirdre O'Kane said it took six years from idea to finished form to tell the story of Christina Noble, who has spent the past 26 years in Vietnam helping the nation's orphans and abandoned children. Noble's story is riveting stuff. The youngest child of a large brood in a slum in post-World War II Dublin, her mother suffers from consumption and…
Nigeria. Bishop Badejo Tasks Catholic Media Practitioners on Promotion of Family Values
Benin ( - Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo Diocese has called on Catholic Media Practitioners to be more proactive in their apostolate and initiate authentic practical programmes that will facilitate the promotion of family values in the context of the teachings of the Church by the secular media in the present day world. The call was contained in the keynote address the bishop sent to the 2015 first plenary meeting of Diocesan/Religious Directors of Communication and training/workshop for Catholic Media Practitioners held recently at the Bishop Kelly Pastoral Centre, Benin City, Edo State. However, to be able to do this…
Australia. Exciting new prospects for Catholic Media
Australian ( - This week, clergy, delegates from various parishes, as well as Catholic media representatives and journalists gathered for the Australian Catholic Communications Congress. The congress, a three day event organised by staff of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, is described as one of the ‘largest triennial gatherings of Australian Catholic media, diocesan communications professionals, secular journalists and parishioners.’ The conference theme, “What is our voice? Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” tackled the challenges of telling important stories in an overcrowded and often superficial media landscape. The event featured an address from Archbishop Claudio Maria…

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