Catholic Communication Campaign Evangelizes in Digital Environment

April 23, 2013 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Catholics nationwide cansupport Church communications through contributions the weekend of May 11-12 tothe Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) annual collection.

Thesecond collection, taken up in most parishes in the United States May 11 and 12,supports national and international media projects. Fifty percent of thecollection targets local media efforts, such as print publications, televisionand radio programs, and digital initiatives.

"The projects funded by the CatholicCommunication Campaign allow the Church to spread the Gospel message in thedigital environment," said Bishop Joseph J. Tyson of Yakima, Washington,chairman of the U.S. bishops' CCC subcommittee. "The bishops firmly believe inthe importance of these Catholic media projects, which allow the Church toevangelize within the modern communications world."

The campaign recently supported communicationefforts surrounding the election of Pope Francis and an immersion program inthe Middle East for Catholic journalists to learn firsthand the concerns of theMiddle East's Christian community.

Another funded project, incollaboration with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is developing adigital safety guide for Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian families to stayinformed and responsible in their digital activities. The guide offers practicaltips for protecting children and families, an overview of the challenges ofbecoming literate in digital communications, and theological foundations for responsibleInternet browsing.

Information about the Collection canbe found at

www.usccb.org/catholic-giving/opportunities-for-giving/catholic-communication-campaign/

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Keywords: National Collections, Catholic CommunicationCampaign, CCC, Bishop Joseph J. Tyson, grants, projects, digital media, socialmedia, communications, evangelization, funding

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