Church and Communication


Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis. Seminar in Rome for Journalist Covering the Catholic Church. September 8-14
SEMINAR IN ROME FOR JOURNALISTS COVERING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH Organized by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross ROME. - In September 2014, the School of Church Communications at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Holy Cross offers the fourth edition of its week-long seminar designed to equip journalists with the tools to enhance their coverage of today’s Roman Catholic Church. The seminar, entitled “The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis,” will take place in Rome from September 8 to September 14, 2014. Conducted in English, the seminar is open to all working journalists, but the number…
Mgr Paul Tighe gave the World Communications Day 2014 lecture at Heythrop College, University of London on 5 June 2014
London ( - Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, gave this year's World Communications Day lecture at Heythrop College in London on 5 June 2014. Mgr Tighe's lecture provided an engaging and thorough analysis of 'The Church in a Digital World'. As well as a frank and open assessment of the landscape from the Holy See's perspective, we also learn more about the communications imperatives of both the popes he has served under - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI described the internet as "A gift for humanity". Pope Francis…


Kenya (KCCB Waumini Communication) - The Catholic Media Houses in Kenya will mark “World Communication’s Day”  festival on 1st June 2014 at the Consolata shrine in Nairobi.  Information received from KCCB Waumini Communication said this year’s celebrations which kicked off on 30 May under the theme:  “Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter.” The media houses participating in this year’s event are: Radio Waumini, Paulines Publications Africa, The Seed, Don Bosco Beams, Ukweli Video Productions, Catholic Information Services Africa (CISA) and the National Mirror. The festivals will include competition activities among Catholic sponsored primary and secondary schools, Catholic learning…
Spain's 'Camino': Walking it takes a month, making a film five years
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The famed 500-mile "Camino" trek from southern France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, takes pilgrims about a month or a bit more, depending on the pace, the pilgrim's fitness, any hurts sustained along the way, sightseeing and the like. But bringing a film about the Camino to viewers took filmmaker Lydia Smith five years. Smith did her filming in the spring of 2009 on a shoestring budget of $30,000. Since then, she's racked up $150,000 in debt for all of the editing, postproduction and publicity needs surrounding her documentary, "Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago." She…
Utah bishop advises students: Keep sense of humor, don't forget to pray
SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) -- In a wide-ranging conversation via teleconference with students at Utah's three Catholic high schools, Salt Lake City Bishop John C. Wester had three pieces of advice and a reminder for those graduating this year. "Keep your perspective, maintain your sense of humor and don't forget to pray," he told them. "God always is there for us; Jesus never abandons us." The teleconference gave students at Juan Diego in Draper, Judge Memorial in Salt Lake City and St. Joseph in Ogden the opportunity to ask Bishop Wester about issues such as how they could keep their…

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