Pope Francis invites us to reflect mercy in our speech and in Tweets for World Communications Day 2016

 One of the best-kept secrets of the Catholic Church is that we have a beautiful tradition of teaching about communication and media that goes back to the 1930s and continues through today. This teaching covers speaking with one another in the family, parish and community, to evangelization, to all the means of communication including radio, television, movies, social media and the culture they create.Back in 1963 one of the Second Vatican Council documents issued by Pope Paul … [Read more...]

Blessed are the Nobodies

A good friend of our community here in Culver City,CA, Darrell Fusaro, wrote this reflection on St. Vibiana, the patroness of the first cathedral in Los Angeles. The reflection is not about cinema but about life and spirit, also the domain of cinema. The article has gotten such good responses on Facebook that I thought I'd share it here as well:Tucked away in the basement of the downtown Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, are the remains of a nobody.Whenever I visit the Cathedral of Our Lady … [Read more...]

Media Literacy Advanced Catechetical Specialization recognized at catechetical commissioning Sept. 13, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Although only nine of the 56 catechists, youth and pastoral ministers who have received the Advanced Certificate in Media Literacy since we began the program in 2006 were able to attend the commissioning, it was a wonderful experience. Each received a certificate from Cardinal Mahony and here is our group just after.Actually, the entire ceremony was beyond beautiful. 2000 people were present at the bi-lingual (Spanish-English) evening prayer service, and 900 catechists received basic c … [Read more...]


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