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"Communication, wherever and however it takes place, has opened up broader horizons for many people. This is a gift of God which involves a great responsibility." — Pope Francis, Message for World Communications Day 2016
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.
The CCC collection has provided seed money for many ongoing communication projects including the For Your Marriage and Por tu Matrimonio websites, the audio podcasts of the daily scripture readings, and the Catholic Church App.
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 us to grow in faith, worship, and witness. Please be generous when asked to give in your parish. The 2016 collection will take place in most parishes the weekend of May 7-8.
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