World Communications Day

On World Communications Day, all Catholics are encouraged to reflect upon the various media of social communications and how these influence our lives. It is important to remember that communications media are gifts given to us by God but that, like all gifts, they must be used wisely. As Pope Francis stated in his message for this year’s World Communications Day,

"Ever since the internet first became available, the Church has always sought to promote its use in the service of the encounter between persons, and of solidarity among all. With this Message I would like to invite you once again to reflect on the foundation and importance of our being-in-relation and to rediscover, in the vast array of challenges of the current communications context, the desire of the human person who does not want to be left isolated and alone."

Click here to read the entire message of Pope Francis I for this 53rd World Communications Day.

Click here to see what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about The Use of the Social Communications Media.