Church and Communication


Article: We exist on the internet...
Glasgow ( - Internet should be seen not as an enemy of faith We must embrace and live within the web, says Ronnie Convery I HAVE always found book launches rather pleasant affairs. Usually a glass of warmish white wine (from a box), a pile of shiny new paperbacks to be signed and a proud author displaying many of the traits of a new parent cradling a first born. As a newbie to the world of book writing, my journalistic mind thinks of a long read as a 2,000-word spread. I found it vaguely indulgent to be allowed to not…
Father Lombardi to be awarded Honourary Degree by Pontifical University
(Vatican Radio)  The Head of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate(Honoris Causa) by the Faculty of Social Communications  Science at the Pontifical Salesian University  in Rome.  The award comes as the university is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its foundation with a conference entitled “Rethinking Communications: theories, techniques and teaching.” The university said it wishes to honour Father Lombardi for his key role in the field of social communications of the Catholic Church over the past quarter of a century, saying he has always displayed great competence, dedication, equilibrium and love for…
The Church’s presence on the internet: to weave and educate in relationships in the digital age
St. Gallen ( - The Church is present on the internet because she is called to accompany and be a neighbour to every individual person. It is not about a communications strategy, but a response to her missionary vocation. Of course, the internet is not lacking in ambiguity and utopianism, and the challenges are demanding. Despite that, the Church does not cease from wanting to proclaim the good news of Jesus where people live. About forty bishops and experts in social communications from Europe’s Bishops’ Conferences met in Athens at the invitation of His Grace Mgr Sebastianos Rossolatos, Archbishop of…
Malawi: Karonga Diocesan Radio “Tuntufye” Hits the Airwaves
Malawi ( - The long awaited Tuntufye Radio Station of the Catholic Diocese of Karonga finally hits the airwaves; Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga has confirmed. Tuntufye Radio Station becomes the 4th Catholic Radio station in Malawi. Other radio stations include; Radio Maria in Mangochi Diocese, Radio Alinafe of Lilongwe Archdiocese and Tigabane Radio of Mzuzu Diocese. According to Bishop Mtumbuka establishing a radio station is one of the very first projects the diocese on which he is deeply pleased that the diocese has now reached a stage of establishing a Radio Station. “Of course what we have started doing…
Communication as encounter, between authenticity and pragmatism
( -  What is the impact of digital communication on thinking and living the faith? Can the virtual encounter be communication and an opportunity for an authentic encounter? And how can Christian witness be expressed in the digital universe? These are some of the questions which the bishops with responsibility for social communications in Europe’s Bishops’ Conferences, accompanied by their experts, will tackle in Athens in the light of Pope Francis’ Message for the 2014 World Communications Day. The meeting, promoted by CCEE’s Commission for Social Communications, chaired by His Lordship Mgr José Ignacio Munilla Aguirre, Bishop of San Sebastian (Spain),…

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