DAILY CATHOLIC     WEDNESDAY     April 7, 1999     vol. 10, no. 68

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

To print out entire text of Today's issue,
go to SECTION ONE and SECTION TWO

MEXICAN ARCHBISHOP HIGHLIGHTS EVANGELIZING ROLE OF COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA

          MEXICO CITY, 6 (NE) In a recent meeting with social communicators Cardinal Juan Sandoval I˝iguez, Archbishop of Guadalajara, urged them to be authentic evangelizers and defenders of truth. Concerning this he pointed out that "unfortunately all of us are used to the fact that work, apostolate and the mission of announcing the Gospel is the duty of priests. But that is not so, it belongs to all... religious, lay and specially to the communication media. They have a very important extra-ecclesial role."

          He mentioned that many times one considers the Church as a "service station " to which one goes strictly in cases of necessity. Facing this reality the Cardinal made a calling "to a true commitment as Catholics, a commitment of life and love to Christ and His Church" and pointed out that the communications media have a privileged place in order to thrust this transformation.

          For this reason, said the Mexican Cardinal, "it is urgent for each communicator to love the Church and help it in everything he can." He urged to always be "truthful and objective, respecting truth and goodness, without turning media into classes of catechism, but always loyal to what they should be."


Articles provided through Catholic World News and Church News at Noticias Eclesiales. Both CWN and NE are not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provides this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

April 7, 1999       volume 10, no. 68
NEWS & VIEWS

DAILY CATHOLIC

|    Back to Graphics Front Page     Back to Text Only Front Page     |    Archives     |    What the DAILY CATHOLIC offers     |    DAILY CATHOLIC Ship Logs    |    Ports o' Call LINKS     |    Catholic Webrings    |    Catholic & World News Ticker Headlines     |    Why we NEED YOUR HELP     |    Why the DAILY CATHOLIC is FREE     |    Our Mission     |    Who we are    |    Books offered     |    Permissions     |    Top 100 Catholics of the Century    |    Enter Porthole HomePort Page    |    Port of Entry Home Page |    E-Mail Us