School of Church Communications

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.

Bulletin Board

A Professional Seminar for Journalists

The Church Up Close:

Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis

September, 8-14, 2014Home page  |  Video interview

IX Professional Seminar for Church Communications Offices

Church Communications:
creative strategies for Promoting Cultural Change

Rome, 28-30 April 2014 | Web page

New Member of the Pontifical Counsil for the Laity

Professor Santiago de la Cierva, Lecturer of the "Prior communication and crisis management" of our Faculty, has just been appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. Pope Francis has also confirmed Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko as the President, and Monsignor Josef Clemens as the Secretary.

Seminario de Información religiosa para periodistas de lengua española

Informar sobre la Iglesia en el pontificado del
Papa Francisco

Roma, 30 enero - 2 febrero, 2014

Este seminario está dirigido a periodistas interesados en la Iglesia Católica y en sus actividades de comunicación. El objetivo es ofrecer algunas claves de comprensión sobre la organización y funcionamiento de la Santa Sede así como sobre algunas cuestiones de actualidad que se encuentran en la agenda de la información religiosa.

Información y inscripción