Posts Tagged ‘digital media’

Increased Church participation due to digital platforms say UK bishops

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
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Livestreaming of Masses and digital platforms brought enormous congregations to Catholic churches say the bishops of England and Wales. “We have discovered with online streaming, live streaming of Masses, that we get enormous congregations sometimes,” says Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool, the vice-president of the national bishops’ conference. McMahon says that as a result of Read more

When pornography comes knocking at the door

Monday, July 6th, 2020

New Zealand recently launched a government safety campaign that provides content to help parents to protect children from pornography on the Internet. It gained positive attention this month through a video ad about Internet pornography, using their motif of every parent’s worst Internet nightmare knocking on their front door. “What is interesting about the New Read more

Digital missionaries may provide a way forward

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Digital missionaries could help the Church become part of the digital world. In an update about the current Youth Synod meeting in Rome, Dr Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications, says a constant theme is focusing on digital communications. Ruffini says the issue of the pastoral care of young people in the Read more

Alexa, is there a God? a new app for atheists and others

Monday, May 28th, 2018

The Church of England has launched an Amazon Echo “skill” which allows people to ask questions about God, Jesus and prayer. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said the app was designed to help agnostics find out more about faith and the church. Continue reading

New Vatican dicastery to oversee communications

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Vatican’s nine communications offices are to be consolidated under the authority of a new Secretariat for Communications. Pope Francis announced the new secretariat with a motu proprio, promulgated on June 27. The new dicastery will oversee the all of the Vatican’s communications offices, including Vatican Radio, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican Television Centre, the Holy 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

Can the Vatican survive the age of digital media?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Some institutions may not adapt to 21st-century radical transparency. The papacy’s turn to inflammatory rhetoric while hit by a series of damaging leaks suggests that it’s struggling. Strange things have been happening at the Vatican this year. Beginning in January, documents written by high-level figures in the Catholic Church began finding their way into the Read more