As part of its multimedia publishing, Faith Magazine’s website features a growing series of videos about the Catholic Church, videos that share different aspects of the Church and her practices. One of the series is a 4-part explanation of the different things inside a Catholic church and their role in liturgy and practice. Fr. Charles Irvin is our guide in this series which informs Catholics and non-Catholic alike.
This is a good example of using short videos to answer questions people might not ask but which can enhance their understanding of the Church and add meaning to worship.
Faith Magazine’s home is the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. Since establishing the Diocese of Lansing’s publication in 1999, Faith Catholic has become a national publisher, now publishing magazines and other resources for a growing number of dioceses, archdioceses and Catholic organizations.
Faith Catholic publishes magazines and other Catholic resources for dioceses and Church organizations throughout the United States.
Facebook alone, the largest social networking website, has over 800 million active users. Most of us use social media as part of our professional and personal lives. But even though people use Facebook, etc., not everyone understands their potential for reaching the community. If you need to encourage an organization to use social media as part of their communication process, you might consider using this or other videos from CommonCraft to explain new media.
I’m posting this and a few other videos not as promotion for specific services but to share some of the resources we might use to enhance Church communications. Jim Coyle
Matthew Warner responded to the call for the Church to use all forms of media – including interactive new media – to evangelize and strengthen ministry and communication among God’s people. As an example of people creating new communication resources for the Church, Matt developed Flocknote, a service that can increase the effectiveness of communication in a parish among its members, especially people using the Web.
Matt is one example of the many people using their talents and passions to serve the Church through media, especially new media.
In his new book, The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet, Brandon Vogt has created an excellent blend of Church teaching and Papal documents about Communications with stories by people who are applying these principles in real-life through new media creation and distribution in a variety of settings. Brandon and the contributors to the book have captured our unique moment in the history of Communications in the Catholic Church and offer not only methods we can use – but even more importantly, inspiration and motivation for us to reach out to all the world and bring God’s message to people in dynamic, personal ways by using the new media tools God has given us. From worldwide evangelization to sharing God’s life and love in the local parish, we have new opportunities and resources at our disposal – and a call to use them.