Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Media’

Church communications congress – Mission in the modern world

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

“Missionary Message for the Modern World” is the theme of this year’s Australian Catholic Communications Congress from 28 to 30 August in Sydney. The conference, sponsored by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the Australian Catholic Media Council and the Australasian Catholic Press Association, aims to address the evolving challenges and opportunities in sharing the Gospel Read more

NZ Catholic loss is more significant than Newshub’s closure

Thursday, June 6th, 2024
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Our national Catholic newspaper will cease publication this month after 27 years in print. The loss of NZ Catholic is actually more significant than recent cuts to some secular media, such as the closing of Newshub. This is because NZ Catholic has been the only consistent source of local reporting of events and issues in Read more

Synod and media – the test of Synodality

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

It has been reported that the regulations concerning media access to the discussions at the upcoming Synod assembly in Rome – first of two sessions that will be held over the next twelve months – have not yet been approved. Journalists can only hope that the hypothesis of imposing the pontifical secret (the highest kind Read more

Spanish bishop bans Catholic media service from his diocesan TV station

Thursday, March 16th, 2023
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The newly appointed Bishop of San Sebastián, Spain, has banned the broadcasting of content produced by the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) on the local diocesan TV station. The decision by Bishop Fernando Prado Ayuso was conveyed just two days after the bishop was installed in his role. “By virtue of the faculties that, as Read more

Media tragedy: Catholic News Service to close

Monday, May 9th, 2022
Catholic News Service

Wednesday brought devastating news for the Church and Catholic journalism, when Catholic News Service (CNS) announced that they will be shutting down their Washington, DC and New York bureaus at the end of the year, and that all of its US-based staff would be losing their jobs. They also announced that their Rome bureau would Read more

What sort of Catholic media will we see in the future?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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As we hunkered down to church closures and online Masses a second time, I reflected on a friend’s question: Are we treating this Covid-19 lockdown as a period of hibernation or will we emerge from a chrysalis — and, if so, how will we be transformed? As the Catholic community gains an accelerated experience of Read more

Catholic Media resort to digital editions

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Catholic newspapers and magazines in New Zealand have resorted to posting digital editions because the lockdown has made it impossible to provide print versions. The latest magazine to do this is the Nathaniel Report. Click here to read it. The Nathaniel Report is produced by the Nathaniel Centre, the NZ Catholic Bishops’ bioethics centre.

Marist Messenger picks up three awards

Monday, September 16th, 2019

National Catholic Monthly, The Marist Messenger, received three awards at the annual Australasian Catholic Press Association annual awards dinner held in Bathurst last week. Father Kevin Head, editor of the Marist Messenger said he was delighted with the awards. He was particularly pleased that the efforts of his small staff, working with few resources, had Read more

NZ Catholic wins at press awards

Monday, September 25th, 2017

NZ Catholic won five awards at the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) awards and the separate Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) awards held in Auckland last month. An article by Rowena Orejana featuring the Vatican astronomer’s views on Jesus, Aliens and Faith won a gold award for Best Theological Article from ARPA. Continue reading

Catholic media strategise to counter fake news

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Catholic media from all over Asia gathered in Kuala Lumpur recently. Their aim – to develop strategies to counter fake news. They noted social media is particularly known for spreading false news stories. The meeting was convened by the World Catholic Association for Communication. Read more