In the Service of the Word : The Catholic Media & The New Evangelization

You are invited to a symposium to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Decree on Social Communications of the Second Vatican Council.

Co-sponsored by
America magazine and
Saint Joseph’s Seminary and College

NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Saint Joseph’s Seminary and College
201 Seminary Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704

Open to the Public. Registration required.

R.S.V.P: events@americamagazine.org or call (212) 515-0105

Background: The Catholic media has a vital role to play in re-proposing the Gospel in the contemporary United States. What are the challenges and opportunities for Catholic journalists in the United States today? How do Catholic journalists and media outlets meet the two-fold task of proclaiming the Gospel while also providing fair and balanced news and analysis? How do Catholic journalists and media outlets understand their individual relationships with the Church, both with the hierarchy and the larger People of God? How can the Catholic media serve the Church from within the Catholic tradition while also providing insight and reporting that is objective and encourages transparency and accountability? As Archbishop Claudio Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications has put it, “the church needs a media that is not afraid to expose mistakes and failures but whose motive is to challenge the community of believers to continue on the path of conversion, so that the church will be more fully what it is called by Christ to be.”

Program for the Day:

9:15 a.m.: Registration and Coffee Social

10:00: Mass – Feast of St. John of the Cross, Bishop William F. Murphy, Celebrant

11:15: Opening Session – The Mission of the Catholic Journalist Today: Matt Malone, S.J., Editor in Chief, America; Jeanette Demelo – Editor in Chief, National Catholic Register; Meinrad Scherer-Emunds -- Executive Editor, U.S. Catholic magazine; Paul Baumann – Editor, Commonweal; R.R. Reno – Editor, First Things

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1:00 p.m.: Lunch – Courtesy of Saint Joseph’s Seminary and College

2:00: Panel Discussion – Reflections on Morning Presentations. Moderator: James Martin, S.J., Editor at Large, America

3:00: Coffee Break

3:15: Plenary Session with Audience

4:30: Closing reception – Courtesy of Saint Joseph’s Seminary and College

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