Parish media ministrytheological and pastoralunderstandingFr. Joselito I. Jopson
Profile of Church and SocialCommunications• 1936 – VIGILANTI CURA of Pius XI More positivistic Classification system - Values in media Challenges of modern means of mass communications• 1948 – Commission on Cinematography• 1954 – Commission on Cinematography, Radio, and TV
Profile of Church and SocialCommunications• 1957 –first encyclical MIRANDA PRORSUS of Pius XII ▫ Church’s view on electronic media – film, TV, radio ▫ Clear vision on future developments of the effects of electronic media
1963 – Inter Mirifica ▫ First time in the history of the Church that an ecumenical council discussed the means of social communications ▫ New terminology was created in the expression of “Social Communications” ▫ Introduces “World Day of Communications” ▫ Proposal of an overall office for the instruments of Social Communications ▫ Need for professional training of Church personnel ▫ Directs the Pontifical Commission for the Instruments of Social Communication to publish a pastoral instruction with the help of experts from various countries. The Communio et Progressio was born 1971.
1963: Inter Mirifica• Doctrinal points: ▫ It is founded by Christ to bring salvation to men• Right to information and obligations• Moral law at play - The messengers, the message and the receivers• Responsibility of the writers, journalists
Profile of Church and SocialCommunications• 1971 – COMMUNIO ET PROGRESSIO ▫ Transcends other documents in giving theological pointers; e.g. Christ is the perfect communicator, Eucharist, and the role of the Holy Spirit and Trinitarian dimension of Christian communication ▫ The Magna Charta of Christian communications – positive, professional, and concrete approach to communication and church• 1992 – AETATIS NOVAE ▫ Recognition of alternative media ▫ To be active in production and designing the process of communications
Doctrinal points (10-15)• Man turned away from his Creator, communication is cut off (10)• Christ brought it back through his life and the Eucharist. He is the perfect communicator. Communication is the giving of the self in love. The Church as the mystical body of Christ. (11)• The primary purpose of SC is communion (12)• Media should be at the pursuit of truth and speed up progress (13)• Moral principles for man as a member of the family of the adopted children of God. (14-15)
Actors of SC:• Communicators – Men have the duty in conscience to make themselves competent in the art of SC in order to be effective in their work.• Recipients – read, listen, view the various media (15)
Profile of Church and SocialCommunications• 1986 – GUIDE TO THE TRAINING OF PRIESTS CONCERNING THE INSTRUMENTS OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS ▫ Guiding principle for seminary formation ▫ Connected with “Ratio fundamentalis” and “Presbyterorum Ordinis” ▫ 3 Levels of formation: media education, pastoral training, specialist training
Profile of Church and SocialCommunications 2000 – ETHICS OF MASS MEDIA - Influence of mass media on the economic, political, cultural, and religious well-being of the people 2002 – INTERNET - Recognition of globalization, information technology
The vision of ‘comunio’• “The media of social communications can contribute a great deal to human unity. So among the wonderful technical inventions which foster communication among human beings, Christians find means that have been decided under God’s providence for the encouragement of social relations … men are led to a mutual understanding and shared ambition, and this in turn includes them to justice and peace, to goodwill and active charity, to mutual help, to love, and in the end, to communion. The world of communications, then, provides some of the most effective means for the cultivation of that charity among men which is at one the cause and the expression of fellowship.” Communio et Progressio, nos. 250,253
Evangelii Nuntiandi (1975) “The use of the means of social communications presents a challenge: through them the evangelical message should reach vast numbers of people, but with the capacity of piercing the conscience of each individual, of implanting itself in his heart as though he were the only person being addressed, with all his most individual and personal qualities, and evoke an entirely personal adherence and commitment.” (no. 45)
Aetatis Novae (1992)The creation of a pastoral plan which contains the statement of vision based on extensive consultation; an inventory or assessment which describes the media environment in the territory under consideration, including audiences, public and commercial media producers and directors, financial and technical resources, delivery systems, ecumenical and educational resources, and Catholic media organizations and communications personnel, including those of religious communities; a proposed structure for church-related social communications in support of evangelization, catechesis and education, social service, and ecumenical cooperation, and including as far as possible, public relations, press, radio, television, cinema, cassettes, computer networks, facsimile services, and related forms of telecommunications; media education, with special emphasis on the relationship of media and values; pastoral outreach to, and dialogue with, media professionals, with particular attention to their faith development and spiritual growth; and means of obtaining and maintaining financial support adequate to the carrying out of the pastoral plan - Aetatis Novae, Feb. 1992, n. 452.
From PCP II “In accordance with possibilities, every diocese must give high priority to means of social communications like TV broadcast and print media, by allocating, where possible, more resources – human and material – in order to attain a more organized thrust on evangelization, conscientization, and formation of public opinion according to Gospel values.” (Art. 102)
PCM II Media Ministry• Enlightening the diocese of the right use of mass media and help to discern what is good or not in media• Forming media people• Being involved in media itself and establishing programs that can help society.
Sources of survey• “World Factbook – Philippines,” CIA, 6 Dec. 2 007• 2003 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media survey,” National Statistics Office, 5 Jan. 2006• NFO-Trends, Youth Study 2001• Gerardo Sandoval, Mahar Mangahas, and Linda Luz Guerrero, “The Situation of the Filipino Youth,” SWS Survey, 1999• “Luzonians are TV addicts, AGB Nielsen Media Research, 15 Nov. 2006
Demography• 40% of 91.77M (July 2007 estimate) reside in Metro Manila or 36.7M• The bulk of the population is 15 – 64 years old (61.3%)• 1 man for every woman• Class D and E are 77% and 17% respectively, with an average monthly family income of 14T and expenditure of 12.5T
TV usage• TV ownership is set at 92% and cable at 23%.• Among the youth market, TV is the most popular activity.• The National Statistics Office Survey 2003 also shows that TV is the highest usage among the 10 – 64 years old, registering a percentage of 61.8% while radio usage is 56.7% with the females outnumbering the males with 63.9% to 59.8% respectively• Luzon households are watching television the longest at an average of 7.5 hours per day• Colored TVs had an 85% ownership. Beds were only 58% and refrigerators 61%
TV usage • NATIONAL Daytime Program Rankings for October 22 (Thursday) according to TNS (TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES) • 1 WOWOWEE ABS-CBN 21.6 • 2 NAGSIMULA SA PUSO ABS-CBN 18.8 • 3 EAT… BULAGA! GMA 17.4 • 4 PHR: SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART ABS-CBN 17.3 • 5 MARIA DE JESUS ANGHEL SA LANSANGAN ABS-CBN 15.3 • 6 PINOY BIG BROTHER DOUBLE UP UBER ABS- CBN 14.2 • 7 HUNTER X HUNTER GMA 13.4 • 8 BANANA SPLIT DAILY SERVINGS ABS-CBN 13 • 9 FAMILY FEUD GMA 12.6 • 10 LAST ROMANCE GMA 12.4
TV usage • NATIONAL Primetime Program Rankings for October 22 (Thursday) • 1 TV PATROL WORLD ABS-CBN 35.6 • 2 MAY BUKAS PA ABS-CBN 34.4 • 3 KATORSE ABS-CBN 31.1 • 4 LOVERS IN PARIS ABS-CBN 30.6 • 5 MARS RAVELO’S DARNA GMA 29.2 • 6 DAHIL MAY ISANG IKAW ABS-CBN 26.8 • 7 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN GMA 25.2 • 8 24 ORAS GMA 24.7 • 9 PINOY BIG BROTHER DOUBLE UP ABS-CBN 21.2 • 10 ROSALINDA GMA 19.5
Religious situation• The Philippines is still predominantly Roman Catholic at 80.9% but this is decreasing in number as fewer youth (76%) affiliate themselves with the Catholic Church than 5 years ago (87%).• These are the actual needs of the market: family, education, love, friendship, and money.• For people of all classes to be happy, people from the DE class would want to grow richer while people from the AB class would want to spend more time with their parents.
Trends of the market• the trend of the market that treats TV as a medium of entertainment and escape would most likely to continue• the quality and membership of the Catholic faithful would continue to go down• Technologically, internet use will go up while cell phones will have more varied uses like for video and audio purposes
FORMULATING OUR MISSION• Commitment to media practitioners• Commitment to our audiences• Commitment to our benefactors• Commitment to our media ministers• Commitment to the various ministries and apostolate of the Church• Commitment to evangelization / media education / values• Commitment to provide financial support
FORMULATING OUR VISION• To envision the Media Ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila as …• AN INSTRUMENT OF COMMUNION … AMONG MEDIA PRACTITIONERS MEDIA MINISTERS BENEFACTORS ALL THE MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH ALL CATHOLIC FAITHFUL IN THE ARCHDIOCESE• TO BRING US TO THE FULLNESS OF LIFE