School of Church Communications

Comunicazione Istituzionale

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross established the School of Church Communications in 1996 to prepare communication professionals for ecclesial institutions. 

The School’s program offers students solid, systematic courses in four key areas:

  • The nature of communication and the elements upon which it is based. This includes the processes of shaping public opinion, the structure of information-based entities and the language of the traditional means of communication (radio, tv, press), as well as the new technology-based media.
  • The Church in cultural context. The Church presents its message and incarnates the faith in an ongoing dialogue with men, women and cultures. This area investigates of how Christianity has developed and expressed its message over the centuries, transforming it into a catalyst of cultural change.
  • The theological, philosophical and canonical content of the faith and its impact on the identity of the Church as an Institution.
  • The application of these theories, practices and communication techniques to institutions of the Church, bearing in mind their particular identity. Special emphasis is given to how communication offices are organized, methods of communicating with the various interlocutors of the Church and the presentation of the content of the faith in the field of public opinion.

In evidenza

From September, 10 to 16, 2018, on the initiative of the School of Church Communications, the sixth edition of The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis took place. It's a seminar designed for foreign journalists who cover the Roman Catholic Church.

The Church Up Close: "Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis"

There will be conferences, meetings with personalities of the Roman Curia, workshops and visits to some places in the Vatican.

Una trentina di direttori e responsabili della comunicazione d’istituzioni ecclesiastiche con sede a Roma si sono dati appuntamento all’Università per un primo incontro di lavoro. L’idea è nata dalla collaborazione tra la Facoltà di Comunicazione e l’Ufficio di comunicazione sociale dei salesiani con lo scopo di trovare occasioni di reciproca conoscenza e collaborazione.

Nell’introduzione alla giornata, il consigliere per la comunicazione sociale dei Salesiani don Bosco, Filiberto González Plasencia, ha indicato come il primo compito di un comunicatore cristiano sia in definitiva quello di far vedere Cristo, più che semplicemente ogni istituzione. Da parte sua, il decano della Facoltà di Comunicazione, José María La Porte, ha presentato alcuni indirizzi di ricerca e di studio che potrebbero essere rilevanti per il lavoro degli uffici.

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, starting at 4 pm in the Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II", was held the third edition of the Feast of the University, in the memory of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo, our first Grand Chancellor.

Festa dell'Università nella memoria del Beato Álvaro del Portillo

On Saturday, May 12, at 7 pm in the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome (VIale delle Belle Arti, 10), the Prelate of Opus Dei will celebrate the Holy Mass in the liturgical memory of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo.

On the initiative of the School of Church Communications, Wednesday 9 May 2018 a meeting took place with James Nachtwey, a war photographer, on the theme "A testimony of human suffering".

Two times winner of the World Press Photo, on his personal website he welcomes visitors with this phrase: "I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

Incontro con James Nachtwey, fotografo di guerra

 

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