Vatican City, Aug 16, 2010 / 13:32 pm
The Pontifical Council for Social Communications (PCCS) has organized a conference to examine the role of the Catholic press in today's world. Among the themes to be addressed is the Catholic media response to controversy within the Church.
Over the weekend, the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano (LOR) newspaper announced the Oct. 4-7 conference, which will focus on the comparison between traditional and new Catholic media.
According to the article and a program available on the PCCS website, each of the first three days of the conference will address a different aspect of the Catholic media presence around the globe.
The first day's panel and separate group discussions will focus on the challenges and opportunities offered to Catholic press in today's world. Then on Oct. 5, after a morning of looking at how Catholic media contribute to the public forum, culture and the life of the Church, conference participants will examine how to cover controversy in the Church.