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The annual meeting of the network of communicators and webmasters of the Society of Jesus in Europe, JesWebCom, took place in Madrid from 14 to 17 May. More than thirty people from some twenty countries - mostly from Europe, but with representatives also coming from CPAL, the African Conference, and Australia - met at a retreat centre in Martinez Campos, La Casa de ejercicios espirituales Rafaela Maria. There, they dealt with three fundamental issues.The first day was led by John Dardis SJ,...
Fr Lombardi with former colleagues from Vatican Radio
The Jesuit who was spokesman for both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis has been awarded France's highest order. Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, former Director of both Vatican Radio and of the Holy See's Press office, received the Légion d'honneur this week in recognition of a career devoted to communicating the message of the Holy See.The Légion d'honneur was presented to Fr Lombardi on Wednesday evening at the French embassy to the Holy See in Rome. In making the award, his attention to the French...
Pope Francis is filmed during a General Audience at St Peter's: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk
Pope Francis has appealed to all who engage in communication to be “constructive” and to use the media - especially their modern technological advances - to reject prejudice and to “foster a culture of encounter”.In his message for World Communications Day (which will be celebrated on Sunday 28 May 2017), the Pope says that a constant focus on bad news such as wars, terrorism, scandals and human failure creates a vicious circle of anxiety and fear. He also warns...
The Insight Film Festival: encouraging students to make films about ‘faith’
The winner of the third Insight Film Festival Student Filmmaker Award, which is supported by the Jesuits in Britain, has just completed a life-changing six-week internship with Loyola Studios, a film production company based in Hollywood. Lina Luciano was given the Award for her film entry Headline! Machiavelli, which focuses on how the European refugee crisis is represented in the media.The Insight Film Festival aims to encourage filmmakers throughout the world to make films about ‘faith...
No one else possesses my world, which i can see from my unique point of view
Pathways to God‘Pathways to God’ is our new website bringing together different aspects of Ignatian spirituality in a single location. Visitors to the website will be able to access the latest news and content from our three centres: Mount Street Jesuit Centre, St Beuno’s Residential retreat centre and Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow, as well as resources tailored to developing a deeper relationship with God.A section of the website is devoted to enhancing your personal...
Photo of Elton John by Enigma63 at flickr.com
Elton John has been sharply critical of recent comments about family life made by fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana. The musician's campaign to boycott the clothing label has since generated a media storm. The whole affair is an example of a worrying new phenomenon of digital puritanism, says Tim Byron SJ.  What would St Ignatius have to say about the vitriol that has been on display this week? Multimillionaire fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana gave an interview last week...
Oscar Pistorius
Last month, Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide over the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in February 2013. The verdict came at the end of a long trial, the whole of which was broadcast live on television and debated extensively on social media. Ahead of Pistorius's sentencing on 13 October, South African Jesuit, Fr Russell Pollitt, discusses the impact of the media coverage on public opinion and on the trial itself. The trial of Oscar Pistorius has been called...