Church and Communication


Acceptance Speech, Honorary Doctorate Conferral Australian Catholic University
 Drake House, East Melbourne, 6th May 2015 I would like to express my appreciation for this award. I note that, in the citation, you have chosen to highlight my vocation as a priest and the concrete expression of that in my roles as a Church diplomat and as President of the Council for Social Communications. Both as a diplomat and as a communicator, I have been fortunate to find myself called to promote dialogue and understanding between peoples and nations so that our common human family can live together in peace and with justice and dignity for all.In particular, I…
Speaking Notes from Archbishop Celli at the Australian Catholic Communications Congress 2015
Australian Catholic Communications Congress 2015 What is our voice? “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” (Mt 12:34). The Church in a digital world: communicating the Good News, sharing the gift of faith Speaking Notes, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, Sydney, 5th May 2015 I would like to begin by saying how pleased I am to be with you for this very important Congress. Your theme – What is our voice? – takes us directly to one of the key challenges for the Church today. How are we to speak of Jesus, how are we to witness to…
Archbishop Celli: Reflections on the Church’s emerging presence in the digital world - Sydney
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Address to Bishops and Congregational Leaders of Religious Institutes Reflections on the Church’s emerging presence in the digital world Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney, 9th May 2015 I would like to begin by acknowledging my appreciation of the possibility of having this time with you. Over the last few years, I have been very impressed by the different initiatives coming from the Australian Church in the area of social media – a positive impression that has been reinforced by my experience during the Media Conference earlier this week. In particular, I would like to thank Bishop…
Uganda: Catholic Communicators hold Annual Communications Workshop
Uganda ( -  The Catholic Communicators from Uganda held its annual communications week in Fort Portal Diocese, Western Uganda; an event which will be climaxed by the celebration of  World Communications Day  on Sunday 9th May 2015.  The meeting brought together all diocesan communications Coordinator/Secretaries, directors from all Catholic media houses together with a number of selected journalists from Catholic Media houses across the country.  “Our annual Communications week usually begin with a two-day workshop on selected topics followed by reports from the institutions. Then we have business meeting as communicators followed by a visit to communications institutions within the…
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…

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