« The Supposed Dichotomy Between Love and Truth | Main | MacIntyre and Pope Benedict in Cahoots? »

Papal Press Conference (without questions)

In a move that may mark the beginning of a more media-friendly pontificate, Benedict XVI devoted an audience on Saturday to members of the media:

3. Conscious of her mission and of the importance of the media, the Church has sought collaboration with the world of social communication, especially since Vatican Council II. Without a doubt, Pope John Paul II was the great author of that open and sincere dialogue, he who, during more than 26 years as Pope, maintained constant and fruitful relations with you who are engaged in social communications. And it was particularly to those responsible for social communications that he wished to dedicate one of his last documents, the apostolic letter of Jan. 24 in which he recalls that "our age is one of global communication, where so many moments of human existence unfold through media processes, or at least must be confronted with them" ("The Rapid Progress," No. 3).

I wish to continue this fruitful dialogue, and I share what Pope John Paul II observed regarding the fact that "the present development of social communications impels the Church to a sort of pastoral and cultural revision in order that it will be able to address the epochal change in which we are living" (Ibid., No. 8).


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Papal Press Conference (without questions):

» gift baskets for men from gift baskets for men
resisting,singed jurors Rebecca spleen:reminder chutzpah nags aromatherapy gift http://www.planyourhome.net/aromatherapy-gift.html [Read More]

» kelly blue book motorcycle from kelly blue book motorcycle
kelly blue book motorcycle [Read More]

» mothers day gifts from mothers day gifts
mothers day gifts [Read More]

» mesothelioma lawyer from mesothelioma lawyer
mesothelioma lawyer [Read More]

» missionary baptist from missionary baptist
missionary baptist [Read More]

» reno air from reno air
reno air [Read More]

» sams club from sams club
sams club [Read More]

» internet radio stations from internet radio stations
internet radio stations [Read More]

» cheap flights japan from cheap flights japan
cheap flights japan [Read More]

» cheap last minute flight from cheap last minute flight
cheap last minute flight [Read More]

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on April 25, 2005 1:14 PM.

The previous post in this blog was The Supposed Dichotomy Between Love and Truth.

The next post in this blog is MacIntyre and Pope Benedict in Cahoots?.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.34