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Presentation by Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski for CSCC 2009

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  • 1. The Church and Internet
    Pontifical Council for Social Communications
    Groundings #1
    Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min.
  • 2. Church Structures
    &
    Documents
    AS
    (Arch) Diocese
    (Episcopal Conferences)
    (Vatican Councils/Commissions
    (Vatican Offices)
    Benedict XVI
  • 3. Vatican Documents
    Encyclicals
    Apostolic Exhortations
    Pastoral Instruction
    Apostolic Letters
    Statements
    Episcopal Conference Country
    Pastoral Letters
    Statements
    Diocesan Bishop
    Synod Document
    Pastoral Letter
    Statement
    Types of Church (Ecclesial)Documents
  • 4. Church’s Historical AttitudeMedia
    Miranda Proprus – Encyclical 1957 – Pious XII
    Communio et Progressio – 1971 – Paul VI
  • 5. Progress (Kingdom)
    Human Development
    Human Dignity
    Justice & Peace
    Dialogue – honest and respectful
    Solidarity
    Re-occurring themes in Church Communication Documents
  • 6. Significant Church Communications Documents 20th – 21st Century
    Rapid Development (2005)
    Apostolic Letter (WDC)- John Paul II
    New Technologies – Relationships (2006)
    Apostolic Letter (WDC) – Benedict XVI
    Church and the Internet (2002)
    Pastoral Instruction - PCSC
    Inter Mirifica (1963)
    (Decree on Social Communications)
    Ethics and the Internet
    Pastoral Instruction - PCSC
    Communio et Progressio (1971)
    Pastoral Instruction on Social Communications)
    Evangelii Nuntiandi
    Encyclical on Evangelization
    General Directory for Catechesis (1997)
    Congregation for the Clergy
    Aetatis Novae (1992)
    Pastoral Instruction Pontifical
    Council for Social Communication
    Catechesis Tradendae
    Apostolic Exhortation – Catechesis in Our Times
    Redemptoris Missio
    Encyclical on The Missionary Activity
    of the Church
  • 7. Foundation for the Church’s Concern about Communications
  • 8. God continues to communicate with the world through the Church.
  • 9. Communication is of the essence of the Church.
  • 10. Therefore, “the Church’s practice of communication should be exemplary…”
  • 11. The Church would feel guilty before the Lord if it failed to use the media for evangelization. (Communio et Progressio – Paul VI)
  • 12. “It is necessary to integrate the message into the ‘new culture’ created by modern communications.” ( CP)
  • 13. Communication in and by the Church is essentially Communication about…
  • 14. Opportunities
    Two-way communication
    Education – Formation
    Missionary activity of the Church
    Administration within the Church
    Challenges
    Indifferent and hostile
    Confusing with diverse opinions – with uniformed
    Need pastoral communication plans
    Virtual reality vs Real Presence
    No Sacraments on the Internet
    Explores Opportunities and Challenges
  • 15. Use the Internet - Church’s Mission
    Explore new ways to dialogue
    Formulate Pastoral Plans for Communications
    Establish review boards for monitoring unofficial Catholic websites.
    Integrate training for priests and Church ministers
    For those in Communications ministry – nurture a spiritual life
    Educators and catechists
    Parents
    Young Children
    Recommendations
  • 16. Prudence
    See implications
    Justice
    Digital divide and solidarity
    Fortitude
    Courage for facing truth
    Temperance
    Use wisely and only for the good
    Virtues to be Cultivated
  • 17. Christ is
    the ‘perfect communicator’
    the norm and model for us!