Church and Communication


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…
MALAWI: Catholic Media Institutions applauded for the Successes of Kachebele Seminary Fund Raising event
Malawi ( -  Catholic Media houses in Malawi have been applauded for their contribution which led to the success of the fund raising event of Kachebele Major seminary held at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) on 24 April 2015.  Speaking at the Fund raising event, the Chairman for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), His Grace Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of Blantyre Archdiocese commended the roles played by the catholic Media by running free adverts for the event which led to the large turnout in the event; and above all for the free air time broadcasting the event during the…
Assumption priest inspiration for TV character
Toronto ( - Eight seasons into the popular CBC TV series, fans finally see more than a glimpse into Det. William Murdoch’s origins. In the latest episode of Murdoch Mysteries, titled “Shipwreck,” Murdoch reunites with his childhood mentor, Fr. Keegan, as they team up to solve a mysterious murder in a local Catholic church. Maureen Jennings, author of the original book series, wrote the episode and said she based Fr. Keegan’s character on her experience while studying at Assumption University in Windsor, Ont. “There was one teacher, his name was Fr. Malone. He was the one who I really was…
New commission for Vatican communications
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) – During the last meeting of the Council of Cardinals to assist the Holy Father in the governance of the universal Church and to draw up a plan for the revision of the apostolic constitution “Pastor bonus” on the Roman Curia (13-15 April 2015), the final report of the committee charged with proposing reform of Vatican communications, the so-called Vatican Media Committee (VMC), was examined. The Council of Cardinals subsequently proposed to His Holiness the institution of a commission to study this final report and to suggest feasible approaches to its implementation. The proposal was favourably…
Sharing Pastoral Resources for the 49th World Day of Social Communications
Vatican City (PCCS) -  Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 2015 World Communications Day to be celebrated on 17 May, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. As in previous years, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (PCCS) is encouraging everyone around the globe to share pastoral resources prepared by journalists and media offices of the local church. Links to these resources will be featured on the Council's website, Of particular interest are audiovisual or multimedia presentations on the theme. One of…

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