MARCH 10, 2022
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Managing The Assets of The Church: Catholic Media As An Asset
As we continue our series on managing the assets of the Church, we turn to a unique and perhaps underappreciated asset – Catholic media.
We have all seen the pitfalls of communication and the damage it has caused to the Church and the faithful but its ability to evangelize and create communities is an asset that should not be overlooked as a means of bringing the Church’s salvific message to many.
In this digital age, Catholic media remains a dynamic, high-potential tool for promoting, growing and expanding the Church.
Join us as we explore the role of Catholic media within the Church and in the global context as our experts in the field share their experiences and knowledge.
Montse Alvarado, is host for EWTN’s News in Depth and VP and Executive Director for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Montse serves on the boards of various leading Catholic non-profits and advises the U.S. Bishops through the USCCB Religious Liberty Committee. Although not an attorney, she “plays one on TV” advocating for Becket clients on television and radio. She was recently profiled by the Wall Street Journal as “A defender of all religion, on the front lines of America’s culture wars."
Fr. Rev. Pawel Rytel-Andrianik is the director for the Office for Foreign Communication of the Secretariat of the Polish Bishops’ Conference. Rev. Pawel studied in Oxford, England. He was the spokesperson of the Polish Bishops' Conference before becoming Director of the Office for Foreign Communication of the Secretariat of the Polish Bishops’ Conference. Fr. Pawel is also an associate professor at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome.
Fr. Charles Idraku is the Director of Radio Pacis, a community-based radio located in the Diocese of Arua in Uganda (East Africa). Fr. Idraku, who is also the Parochial Administrator of Sacred Heart Parish (Eruba, Arua Diocese in Uganda), belongs to the Missionaries of Jesus the Divine Master (MIDM) and has extensive experience working within the Church, having held roles as curate and Education Secretary for the Kericho Diocese in Kenya, and Chaplain at St. Mary's Girls Secondary School Ediofe, Parish Priest at St. Mary Assumpta Parish in Oleba & St. Mary Assumpta Parish in Ragem, all in the Arua Diocese (Uganda), as well as Financial Administrator of the Arua Diocese in Uganda.
Pia de Solenni. SThD is a theologian, ethicist, and cultural analyst. She recently served as Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, California, and Theological Advisor to the Bishop. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor, and National Review Online. She is also a consultant member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.