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"I would like to encourage everyone to engage in constructive forms of communication that reject prejudice towards others and foster a culture of encounter, helping all of us to view the world around us with realism and trust." — Pope Francis, Message for World Communications Day 2017
Through Internet, social networks, television, radio, and print, the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) helps the Church spread the Gospel message through the media locally and nationally.Half of all donations to the CCC collected in your diocese stay in your diocese to support your local communications needs, such as radio and television programming and diocesan publications.
CCC funds facilitated live streaming and coverage by more than 7,000 credentialed media of Pope Francis' 2015 Apostolic Visit to the United States. The CCC also made possible an unprecedented social media effort that produced 2,462 pieces of social content around the Papal visit,
including 62 videos. This content resulted in 30 million
impressions (the majority driven by Facebook) across channels
and 1.65 million video views.
The CCC provides ongoing support for this website (www.usccb.org), USCCB video productions including the reflections on the daily readings, and content development for many of the USCCB's media platforms.
CCC funds also support communications projects in developing nations in Africa, Latin America and other areas of the world where the Church is growing but lacking in resources.The new Cardinal Foley Scholarship program provides funds for training Catholic Communicators from those areas of the world so that they have the tools necessary to spread the Gospel message in the 21st century.
The Catholic Communication Campaign helps connect people at home and abroad with Christ. Please be generous when asked to give in your parish. The 2017 collection will take place in most parishes the weekend of May 27-28.
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