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S+L BLOG: World Communications Day

Below follows Fr. Rosica’s address at De Paul University, Chicago during World Catholicism Week 2012. Dear Friends, I am very grateful for the opportunity to address you during DePaul University’s “World Catholicism Week.” It is a real pleasure to finally visit America’s largest Catholic university! I have given much thought to the topic of “Making Time ...read more
On Thursday, the Vatican announced the theme of World Communications Day 2012: “Silence and Word: path of evangelization”. The Vatican has touched on a theme that holds enormous potential for us all. More than ever, silence plays an important role in communications and all of our inter-personal relationships. Noise and clutter has become so prevalent ...read more
Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged priests to become familiar with new media as a possible tool for evangelization. In light of this, the United States Conference of Bishops have released guidelines for church-personnel on how to use social media-such as blogs and Facebook pages- as part of ministry. The document said that social ...read more
It was an early start Thursday morning for me. Day three of the Holy Father’s visit to Portugal, and perhaps the pinnacle of the trip: Holy Mass at Fatima on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima.  Up shortly after 2am, I was in the office just before 4am.  These Apostolic Voyages in different timezones ...read more
Pope Benedict is encouraging priests to embrace new media and thus “give a soul” to the internet. The priest’s place in the digital world was the focus of his message for the 44th World Day of Communications, which was released this morning on the eve of the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint ...read more