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Catholic media in Manila already following-up Papal visit
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- Long before Pope Francis left the Vatican for his January trip to Asia, Jesuit Father Emmanuel "Nono" Alfonso and his colleagues were already working on the "what's next" part of hosting a papal trip. As the visit approached, the executive director of the Manila-based Jesuit Communications and his colleagues at other Filipino Catholic media offices were juggling concern for the immediate future -- the pope's visit Jan. 15-19 -- with planning the follow-up: how to help Filipinos reflect on the experience and increasingly practice "mercy and compassion," the theme of the visit. The Catholic Bishops' Conference…
Filmmaker houses archival footage in former Catholic Church
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (CNS) -- Lou Reda, a television documentary filmmaker who has produced several hundred hours of programs for cable television networks that include the History Channel, A&E and Biography, stores and archives his massive film collection in an unlikely location: a former Catholic Church. Employees at the documentary company, Lou Reda Productions, work beneath stained glass windows and the church organ and its pipes. Archived film is stored in a first-floor hall of former St. Michael Church in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania. It's the company's fourth location and third move in the Easton area. The man who started it all,…
Pope Francis: prayers for victims of Paris attack
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered prayers on Thursday morning, especially for the victims of the deadly terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical review in Paris on Wednesday. Speaking during daily Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican, the Holy Father said, "[Wednesday's] terror attack in Paris brings to mind so much cruelty - human cruelty - so much terrorism, both isolated [incidents of] terrorism and of state terrorism," adding, "of how much cruelty is man capable!" Pope Francis went on to say, "We pray, in this Mass, for the victims of this cruelty - so many…
More than 4.000 records for the Global Directory InterMirifica.net during 2014
InterMirifica.net is an online guide which provides information and contact details of Catholic communication agencies around the world, encouraging networking and communication between Catholic institutions and believers via its easy-to-use interface. The online directory is coordinate by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and until December 2014 has reached 4.206 records from different parts of the World.
Cyberslums where online abusers prowl need pastoral care, say speakers
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A new kind of ghetto needs the church's presence and people's solidarity: the "digital slum" where cyberbullying and online pornography and abuse run rampant, said speakers at a Vatican news conference. Online harassment and abuse are "a new form of violence" against many young people and children, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Despite many national and international laws and agreements, "humanity still hasn't been able to uproot completely the different forms of violence and exploitation against children," he said Dec. 9. Cardinal Turkson organized the news conference to…




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