- Mar 1, 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.
The Vatican is collaborating in the launch of VatiVision, a new on-demand streaming service aimed at promoting Christian values through film.
Communication is meant to be constructive, to connect people and promote understanding, but too often the media have degenerated into platforms to disseminate hatred, said Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication.
A controversial Amazonian statue was seized from a Roman church and thrown in the Tiber on Monday.
“If I lead a holy life, I won’t have a problem with ordained ministers, because young people are looking for values and things they can believe in,” said Bishop Wellington de Queiroz Vieira of Cristalândia in Brazil, “and I can’t believe that Jesus has lost his power of attraction.”
Though it is only day two of this month’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, participants have nearly unanimously flagged a regional priest shortage and the need for a clear ministry for women as key issues up for discussion, yet while the questions seem to be clear, the answers are far from it.