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Communicating Mercy (Book)

By | May 3rd, 2016|News, Vallikatt|

Communicating Mercy, the forthcoming edited book by Dr Jose Vallikatt, deals with various aspects of Christian life in relation to mercy. Communicating Mercy approaches mercy from a cultural perspective with a special emphasis on how Pope Francis tries to present the Church as communicating mercy to the modern world. The first part of the book [...]

The Church and Culture

By | May 3rd, 2016|Resources|

The Second Vatican Council has given a new dynamism in the domain of culture, especially in the Constitution Gaudium et Spes. During the Second Vatican Council, the Church recognized that a dramatic gap had established itself between the Church and culture. Today it is indeed an arduous task to understand the extreme variety of cultures, [...]

Models of the Church

By | May 3rd, 2016|Resources|

Church as Institution: Clerics (Pope, bishops, priests, deacons) responsible to the laity for teaching (professing approved doctrines), sanctifying (Administering legitimate sacraments), and ruling (governing faith and morals). Church as Community (Body of Christ): A worshiping community of believers who by their faith become a sign and instrument of the union of God and man. Church [...]

The Church and Internet

By | May 3rd, 2016|Magisterium, Resources|

Along with the development of various media technologies the Church takes a fundamentally positive approach to the media. Even when condemning serious abuses of media, the Church considers that “a merely censorious attitude on the part of the Church...is neither sufficient nor appropriate”. The modern media of social communication are cultural factors that play a [...]

Ethics in Internet

By | May 3rd, 2016|Magisterium, Resources|

The Internet is the latest and in many respects most powerful in a line of media—telegraph, telephone, radio, television—that for many people have progressively eliminated time and space as obstacles to communication during the last century and a half. It has enormous consequences for individuals, nations, and the world. In this document the Pontifical Council [...]

Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education

By | May 3rd, 2016|Education, WCD Message|

1. The theme of the Forty-first World Communications Day, "Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education", invites us to reflect on two related topics of immense importance. The formation of children is one. The other, perhaps less obvious but no less important, is the formation of the media. The complex challenges facing education today [...]

Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter

By | May 3rd, 2016|WCD Message|

Today we are living in a world which is growing ever “smaller” and where, as a result, it would seem to be easier for all of us to be neighbours.  Developments in travel and communications technology are bringing us closer together and making us more connected, even as globalization makes us increasingly interdependent.  Nonetheless, divisions, [...]

Cast Your Net Programme

By | May 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Cast Your Net A short course dealing with New Media and Evangelisation. The course orients the participants – priests, religious persons and lay people, men and women as well as seniors and juniors to be productive and effective media people who are committed to evangelising the world. More information available here

The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World

By | May 3rd, 2016|WCD Message|

The theme of this year’s World Communications Day - The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word – is meant to coincide with the Church’s celebration of the Year for Priests. It focuses attention on the important and sensitive pastoral area of digital communications, in which [...]

Down To Earth

By | May 2nd, 2016|Programs|

Down to Earth is a programme on living the spirit of Laudato Si of Pope Francis. Catholics have the responsibility love and protect our world, and the whole of creation. We are called to live justly on God’s Earth. This programme on Enviromental conservation has many sessions elaborating on various aspects of Laudato Si. It also [...]