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Pope: Church Needs Creativity to Reach Digital Age

(Zenit.org).- If the Church is going to fulfill its mission to proclaim the truth of Christ to all peoples, it must use its “creative intelligence” to overcome certain challenges of the digital age, says Benedict XVI in a talk on the “Culture of Communication and New Languages.”

“A profound cultural transformation is under way,” the Pontiff affirmed, “with new languages and new forms of communication” being developed.

The Church, Benedict XVI continued, tries to avail, “with renewed creative effort, but also with critical sense and attentive discernment — of the new languages and new modalities of communication.”

“The Christian tradition has always been closely linked to the liturgy and to the language of art,” the Pontiff said, “the beauty of which has its special communicative power.”

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2 Responses to Pope: Church Needs Creativity to Reach Digital Age

  1. Aidan Rooney November 17, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Rocco has some interesting perspectives at “whispersintheloggia.” From Bishop Herzog’s report at the USCCB meeting: “What we have been able to discern from these responses is that there is a realization that, even though many dioceses may be beginning to use social media, the church’s communication professionals are not devoting the time or expertise that it deserves.”

  2. jbf November 17, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    The entire text of Herzog’s intervention is well worth a read and is about to be posted on famvin.