Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

Pasifika community feels ‘battered and bruised’ by communication blunder

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
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“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate,” is the famous excuse the Captain uses to beat up Paul Newman’s character in the 1967 classic movie Cool Hand Luke. But more recently, it’s the Pasifika community who are feeling battered and bruised over a series of Covid-19-related communications blunders. Our Minister for Pacific Peoples was Read more

Stay quarantined, stay married, keep your friends

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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The policy of social distancing means that the newly homebound are seeing less of coworkers than they did just weeks ago. They’re seeing fewer friends too. But they might be seeing a lot more of their family, or their roommates. And that isn’t easy. For some, especially those who live alone, social distancing can bring Read more

People before buildings, says Cardinal Tagle

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

People and how they are shaped in faith and not buildings make up the strength of the Catholic Church says Cardinal Luis Tagle. Those with the gift of listening are the biggest gift of all, he said. Tagle, the newly appointed congregation head for the Evangelisation of Peoples was speaking with clergy and laity at Read more

Vatican PR aide decries Catholics who spout online hate

Friday, May 20th, 2016

A Vatican communication aide has chided Catholics for turning the Internet into a cesspool of vitriol in the name of defending the faith. Fr Thomas Rosica told a World Communications Day event in New York that sometimes Catholic conversation online is more “culture of death” than “culture of life”. “Many of my non-Christian and non-believing Read more

Former BBC head says Vatican needs to update its media

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The Vatican media needs to “up its game” for the digital age and more towards a more streamlined operation, said a former BBC head. Lord Patten, head of a Vatican Media Committee formed to recommend reforms, said the Holy See needs better capability to respond to a constant news cycle and in different languages. “What Read more

The media’s mind-boggling failure to understand Pope Francis

Friday, September 27th, 2013

As a practicing Catholic working in the media, perhaps the five most frightening words I hear are “Pope Francis gave an interview.” They aren’t scary because of anything Pope Francis actually says; the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio spent decades choosing his words carefully as an Argentine priest and then prelate of Buenos Aires, emphasizing the Read more

Vatican says Jesus Christ tweeted before there was Twitter

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Jesus Christ was the world’s first tweeter because his pronouncements were “brief and full of meaning”, Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said Wednesday. Christ “used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like ‘Love one another’”, said Ravasi, the Vatican’s equivalent of a culture minister. “A bit like in Read more

The Catholic Church Is out of Control

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Matthew Warner sees a problem with the way that the Catholic Church can view new media. He believes that the Church is “out of control” in the sense that the Church is no longer able to control its message as once it was able to do. He says “They are out of control of their Read more

Suitcase radio stations

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Women’s networks in the Pacific are leading the way in the use of suitcase radios. It is hoped that a meeting of the first women-led Community Radio Consultation which began in Tonga on 6 April will pave the way for the establishment of the first  suitcase radio in Tonga. Suitcase radios have been operating in Read more