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Second collection
June 7-8 aids evangelization, communication

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placeholder  May 19, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA
Second collection June 7-8
aids evangelization, communication

The 2014 Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign will be taken up in many parishes in the Diocese of Oakland the weekend of June 7-8.

The collection offers an opportunity for Catholics to support evangelization through technology and social media by supporting the production and dissemination of high-quality Catholic content via the Internet, television, radio and print publications.

The collection funds regional, national, and international grants for communications projects, as well as the creation of sustainable Catholic media outlets for many dioceses. Fifty percent of parishioners' contributions to the campaign stay in each diocese to fund local communication needs.

The 2014 Catholic Communication Campaign focuses on the theme of faith, worship and witness. Technology offers essential tools to aid in the practice of faith, in worship and in opportunities for witness.

"When people think of evangelization, they don't usually think first of communications," said Bishop Joseph J. Tyson of Yakima, Washington, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' CCC subcommittee. "But in order to live the faith, someone has to tell us about it. Whether that was our parents, grandparents, a friend, or colleague, we all learned about the faith through communication."

In his message for the 48th World Communications Day, Pope Francis says that technology is a "gift from God." He challenges the Church to use this tool to promote the faith, asking how communication can "be at the service of an authentic culture of encounter?"

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