Church and Communication


Truth, Beauty, and Comic Books. #CapforStrat and Lessons Learned from Superheroes
USA ( - Like every other kind of fictional genre, comics have the power to spark the imagination and restore a sense of beauty. Their fantastic heroes, villains, and sweeping mythologies have become for us a paradigm for how we can find goodness in a world that often seems bleak. For one comic fan, the English Catholic intellectual and author Stratford Caldecott, those values became a real life joy when his daughter Sophie began the #CapforStrat campaign to bring a screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier into the Caldecott home during the last days of his life and struggle…
A Vietnamese priest in the list of 100 Information Heroes
( - The Redemptorist Vietnamese priest, Fr. Anton Ngoc Than, who works with Vietnam Redemptorist News, a Catholic news service, was included in the list of 100 Information Heroes. This list was drawn up by the organization Reporters without Frontiers, on the World Day for Freedom of the Press, celebrated on May 3, 1014. This is a recognition of Fr. Anton’s courageous work which helps to promote freedom by “seeking, receiving and diffusing information and ideas through every means without regard to frontiers,” as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Changes afoot at the Portal
(PCCS).-The Web Portal of the Holy See,, which receives on average half-a-million hits per month, has recently made some interesting changes to its interface. Unlike traditional home pages which invite the visitor to select a language, recognizes the language settings of your browser and welcome you to the site in that language. The first page is now designed with two menu areas on the left-hand-side, corresponding to the Holy Father and the Church’s teaching Magisterium; whilst the second menu area offers the visitor multimedia information regarding the Holy Father and the Vatican Curia (under the concepts of «…
Sharing Pastoral Resources for the 48th World Day of Social Communications. #Encounter
Vatican City.- Communication at the service of an authentic culture of encounter is Pope Francis' theme for the coming World Day of Social Communications on 1st June, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. As in previous years, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (PCCS), has issued a call for the sharing of pastoral resources by the communications offices of the local Churches around the globe; these resources would take the form of audiovisual productions, prepared on the above theme. It is the vocation of PCCS to "encourage and support the Church, and her faithful, in the production and distribution…
Mariathon 2014! Worldwide solidarity begun in its second edition
Rome ( -  The display of worldwide solidarity begun in 2013 is now in its second edition. Millions of listeners throughout the five continents are awaiting these days (between 9th and 11th May) to pray, give their testimony, and lovingly help those countries where Radio Maria has just started broadcasting and where we hope it can start its activity within the next 2 years. Like last year, there are 11 projects which we want to specifically support and of which we want to give you a brief overview: India: was the first of these projects to be officially inaugurated on…

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