- Feb 26, 2021
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Catholic Media Conference, originally scheduled for June 29-July 2 in Portland, Oregon.
The danger is “when we protect ourselves and only watch what we like,” Michael Higgins, a Canadian author and professor, said at a Catholic media conference, which leads people to “form caricatures of other voices” equating them to strangers, foreigners and eventually enemies.
Film director Martin Scorsese was awarded a lifetime achievement award during the Catholic Media Convention in Quebec City. The filmmaker took the opportunity to talk about his relationship with the Church growing up and stating that his 2016 movie ‘Silence’ was a “believer’s movie.”