I have been invited to participate at a "media day" in Johannesburg. It is a very interesting initiative by the Catholic Church.
While preparing something I remembered a publication done by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference last year called "Word Made Flesh and Shared Among us". The tittle attracted me immediately considering that the motto I chose at my episcopal ordination was: "The Word became flesh" (IZwi laba yinyama).
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Communications Office eleased an eBook and parish resource to coincide with the celebration of the 47th World Communications Day, which takes place in Australia on Sunday, May 5.
Bishops’ Delegate for the Media and Chair of the Australian Catholic Media Council Bishop Peter Ingham said that this unique project is a real testimony to the way in which Social Networks can be used for the greater glory of God.
“Each contribution to this eBook is a specific example of those who, often unconsciously, have become online missionaries, spreading the Gospel in the new “Areopagus” (public square) that is now something of a digital continent.”
“Like the Holy Father says in his World Communications Day Message: “In social networks, believers show their authenticity by sharing the profound source of their hope and joy: faith in the merciful and loving God revealed in Christ Jesus”."