April 22, 2015
WASHINGTON—The 2015 Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC) will be taken up in many dioceses the weekend of May 16-17. This collection helps support evangelization efforts at home and abroad through a variety of communications platforms, including the Internet, radio, print and social media.
“With digital media taking an increased role in our daily lives, it is important that the Church continues using these new mediums as a way to connect with people. This collection makes many communications projects possible and breathes new life into our evangelization efforts,” said Bishop Joseph J. Tyson of Yakima, Washington, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) CCC subcommittee. “Through this collection we can continue to bring people together and encourage discussions and conversations about the faith. Through the work of these projects, distance becomes a smaller obstacle to reaching the faithful.”
The USCCB-sponsored website For Your Marriage (www.foryourmarriage.org
) provides advice and witness stories to help couples at every stage of their journey, from dating to marriage and parenting. Funding from the CCC helps ensure that couples continue to receive information and tools to strengthen their marriages and grow together in holiness.
In Ukraine, a CCC grant has assisted Catholic university students living amid violence and protests in Lviv and Kiev to be an active voice for peace and reconciliation. In Africa, CCC is assisting the Kenyan Conference of Catholic Bishops to develop a long-term plan that will provide Catholic content over a radio network and other evangelization resources to help the faith life in local communities to flourish.
More information and collection materials are available online at www.usccb.org/catholic-giving/opportunities-for-giving/catholic-communication-campaign/index.cfm.
Resources in English and in Spanish are available at www.usccb.org/catholic-giving/opportunities-for-giving/catholic-communication-campaign/collection/index.cfm
Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Catholic Communications Campaign, CCC Subcommittee, CCC, Bishop Joseph J. Tyson, evangelization, print, radio, internet, For Your Marriage, Ukraine, Kenya, Kenyan Conference of Catholic Bishops
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