Today is also of course Candlemas, the Feast of Presentation of the Lord in the Temple where Simeon declares that Jesus is 'the light to enlighten the Gentiles'. Communications in the Church are about being part of that light to the nations and it is something that we need to work on and develop. The current debate around the lifting of the excommunication on the the Bishops of the Society of St Pius X and the views of one its Bishops on the holocaust show quickly a positive story can turn to bad. We need to continue to ensure it is the Good News we proclaim and not bad news.
To that end in the diocese we are organising a day for all those in working with the media either on a diocesan level or in their local area on Saturday 4th April at the Diocesan Offices in Crawley. We hope lay people and clergy will be able to attend and share ideas and information; And that we can continue the task of developing skills and abilities to speak the Gospel in our times. To book a place and for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org