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WASHINGTON—Catholics will have the chance to promote the work of the Church in the worlds of digital and social media, thanks to the Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC), which will be held May 20 in many U.S. parishes.
The CCC is a National Collection of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
“The projects funded by the Catholic Communication Campaign help the Church evangelize the digital culture,” said Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati, chairman of the bishops’ CCC subcommittee. “The bishops firmly believe in the importance of supporting good work that allows the Church to keep pace with today’s rapidly changing communications world.”
In 2011, the CCC funded the Virtual World Youth Day pilgrimage, a web-based project that allowed thousands to share in the celebration of World Youth Day in Madrid by registering online, creating a personal “avatar” and following the five-day event through links to video, news feed and other resources.
Support from the CCC also helped Busted Halo, a website sponsored by the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle, reach a new audience with videos that support evangelization and catechesis. Their “Sacraments 101” project provides videos for each of the seven Sacraments.
Fifty percent of the collection stays in the local (arch)diocese to support local communication efforts. To learn more about what the Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign supports nationally, visit www.usccb.org (search “Catholic Communication Campaign Resources”).
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