Jesuit Communications

Vietnamese scholastics prepare for ministry in media

Having made communication one of the Province’s priority missions, the Jesuit Vietnam Province has been sending scholastics to media outlets across the world for the Regency stage of their formation, during which they work for two or more years in a ministry. Stephen Tran Thien Kinh SJ and Anthony Nguyen Van Loi SJ are two of these Vietnamese scholastics.  They were assigned to Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), the leading independent Catholic news source in Asia, where they hope to acquire skills in media that will prepare them for ministry in their Province.

Faith in media helps Jesuit TV studio crack China

With its sprinkling of graffiti and grey, decades-old façade, the head office of Kuangchi Program Service (KPS) looks anything but the home of a pioneer. Yet by religious broadcasting standards, this Jesuit television studio in central Taipei – now 56 years old – remains light years ahead of the pack when it comes to gaining entry to the world’s most populous nation. KPS takes a softly-softly approach with China, and it’s about to do so again.

Finding God in the Digital Age

The British Jesuit Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, recently delivered a lecture as part of the Faith Matters series in Westminster Cathedral in London.

Eureka Street receives top prize

Eureka Street was awarded the Australasian Catholic Press Association’s top prize at their annual awards ceremony, held in Melbourne in early September. 

The online journal, published by Jesuit Communications, was awarded the Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Prize for Magazines in recognition of its continuing excellence in the field of religious communications.

Fr General Adolfo Nicolás SJ on youth, new media, silence, vocations and Pope Francis

The Jesuit Post interviewed Father General Adolfo Nicolás SJ during MAGIS 2013 in Brazil.  The interview has been divided into five video clips, focussed on Youth Ministry, New & Social Media, Silence, Vocations, and Pope Francis. 

On the Youth Ministry

 

 

On New & Social Media 

A vital role for communication in Timor-Leste

Communicators from across the Asia Pacific region had a first-hand look earlier this month at the vital role the Jesuit film production studio, Casa de Produção Audiovisual (CPA), is playing in telling the story of one of the world’s newest nations within the country.  Twice a week, CPA produces Tetum language programs that appear on prime time television in the country, each reflecting on East Timorese culture and history.

Fostering peace and inter-religious dialogue through film

A year after its maiden full-length film, SOEGIJA, premiered to widespread acclaim in Indonesia. Puskat Pictures is busy with its second film, “Di Tepian Sungai Elo” (At the edge of the River Elo).   The new film is about the boarding school run by Franciscan nuns in Mendut, Magelang, Indonesia from 1908 to 1943, and the impact of its alumnae, many of who become prominent figures and played important roles in the Church and nation.

Media training Taiwan’s bishops

Bishops in Taiwan recently acknowledged the importance of communication skills by initiating a training workshop on dealing with the mass media.  The three-day workshop entitled “How to Deal with the Media” was conducted by the Jesuit work, Kuangchi Program Service (KPS), in January, at the invitation of Taiwan’s Chinese Regional Bishops Conference.

Remembering Fr James Reuter SJ

Fr James B Reuter SJ passed away at the age of 96 in Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Manila on December 31, 2012.  Jesuit Communications in the Philippines remembers Fr Reuter, to whom it owes a debt of gratitude for founding the Jesuit Communications Foundation and for championing Jesuit and Church presence in the mass media in the Philippines. 

 

In Memoriam

SBC reflects on healing a broken world

Jesuit scholastics and brothers from across the Conference gathered in Cambodia at the end of the year to reflect on healing a broken world.  Mark Lopez SJ, Chairman of SBC 2012 Core Organising Committee, provides this report of the meeting.

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