DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     December 17, 1998     vol. 9, no. 244

from a CATHOLIC perspective

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          GUADALAJARA, 15 (NE) The International Congress for Catholic Communicators began yesterday in the city of Guadalajara in Mexico. Promoted by the Archdiocese of Guadalajara and the Social Communication's Commission of the Mexican Conference of Bishops, attended to the congress people in charge of diocesan communications, journalists as well as students of journalism and communications. The Congress began with an Eucharistic celebration, presided over by Cardinal Juan Sandoval, Archbishop of Guadalajara. During his homily, the Mexican Cardinal pointed out that "all Christian communication should be referred to this supreme communication of God and, therefore, should be related to the salvation manifested by Jesus Christ."

          Bishop OnÚsimo Cepeda, President of the Bishop's Commission for the Social Communications, gave the first conference, affirming that to speak of communication in the Church is not only to speak of media of the Church, but of Catholics that make possible communication. The communication agents in the Church should be propagators of unity. In the same way, he highlighted the apostolic sense that should have the Catholic communication agent, underlining the necessity that they have a solid Catholic identity. Also, during the press conference that preceded the beginning of the activities, Archbishop John Foley, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, manifested the necessity that journalists shouldn't have just a good professional formation, but also moral, ethical, philosophical as well as theological.

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December 17, 1998       volume 9, no. 244


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