- Jun 17, 2021
Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, in the kickoff session to the 2021 Catholic Media Conference, said that with “the Gospel of hope,” Catholic communicators should be able to “communicate with hope and to communicate hope in the face of trying times.”
As the nation struggles to fight a pandemic and address social strife and racial injustice, the Catholic media have the important task of presenting news truthfully and in light of the Gospel values taught by the church, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington told Catholic media professionals June 9.
Seeing the signs of the times through the lens of wisdom and hope is not only a professional requirement for Catholic journalists, but also a deeply personal matter, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore told Catholic Media Conference attendees.
The top priority of the church is to “proclaim the word of God,” said Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles in a June 10 keynote address during the Catholic Media Conference.
Cindy Wooden, Rome bureau chief of Catholic News Service, is the recipient of the 2021 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Media Association.
When Vatican communication leaders met virtually with U.S. and Canadian Catholic journalists and communication leaders June 30, they urged the group to keep up their work, think of new ways to have a broader reach and not get weighed down by society’s current polarization.
Chaz Muth, multimedia editor for Catholic News Service, received the 2020 Cardinal John P. Foley Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.
Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said.