Pope Francis Is Going to Revise Vatican Media–Again?!

Pope Francis has set up a five-person committee to streamline and modernize the Vatican's many communications structures.Carol Glatz, writing for Catholic News Service, has the story.  She writes:The Vatican announced the official establishment of the new commission and its members April 30. Three of the papal appointees are top-level officials at Vatican communications outlets. The five members of the commission are: — Msgr. Dario Vigano, 52, director of the Vatican Television Center, a … [Read more...]

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Will the Vatican Establish a Secretariat for Communications? And What Would That Mean for Bloggers?

News this morning out of Rome:  Giacomo Galeazzi, writing for Vatican Insider, reports that the Vatican is considering establishment of a Secretariat for Communications, which would be a dicastery of the Roman Curia having oversight responsibility similar to that of the newly established Secretariat for the Economy.If the Secretariat is established, it will be a centralized structure which would coordinate offices including the Vatican Press Office, the Pontifical Council for Social … [Read more...]

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No Place in the Church for the Catholic Bloggers?

Did Pope Francis really say that there is no place in the Church for Catholic bloggers?Um…. No.  Apparently, though, Britain’s Archbishop Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, has tried to make it seem as though the pontiff doesn’t want us Catholic bloggers around.According to British writer William Oddie, the archbishop quoted Pope Francis, then skillfully manipulated the Pope’s remarks to make it seem that Pope Francis didn’t much appreciate the Catholic bloggers, suggesting t … [Read more...]

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