Catholic Media: Focus on ‘Dialogue rather than Marketing Ideas’ – Zenit

The directorate’s governor said the challenge for good journalism is to “find new ways of new communication”, focus on “dialogue rather than marketing ideas, and intelligence as an ethical category rather than the fanatical morality of the group.” To communicate the Holy See Paolo Ruffini.

during his intervention Signis World Conference, the World Conference of the Catholic League of Communication, which was organized this year in Seoul. The event, titled “Peace in the Digital World,” runs until August 18 and brings together about 300 participants from all continents, Vatican News reports.

Ruffini emphasized the important role of Catholic journalists, Catholic Communications, and “all the men and women of goodwill who participate in this difficult and great front that is Communication” who “can be champions of the new humanism, embodied in participatory societies, an example A new idea of ​​citizenship.

In his speech, the governor also addressed the paradox of our time which, according to him, lies in the fact that we are “very connected, but also isolated.” Faced with this situation, Ruffini advocates an examination of conscience: “When there is no connection, but only connection, then we must ask ourselves, do a personal and group examination of conscience, and answer a few questions. How can you be overly connected? And to be terribly lonely? What is our connection lacking to fill this loneliness?”

“Contact alone is not enough,” Ruffini continued, “We know very well that only a relationship, a bond based on love, can make us less lonely, and it can last and make us happy.” He pointed out that love is based on this extreme fragility, which is the feeling of the need to love, to be loved, to give and give ourselves. “That’s the origin of all communications,” the governor said.

Ruffini also spoke in his speech about social networking communities. In this regard, he referred to Pope Francis’ message for the 53rd Day of Social Connectivity (January 2019), in which the Pope said that “the community of social networks is not automatically synonymous with community”: “Often, their identity is based on the opposition of the other, to those who are foreign to Community, Ruffini recalls, quoting the Pope’s words. Too often they are defined by what divides rather than what unites. It leaves room for doubt and the expression of all kinds of prejudices (ethnic, sexual, religious, etc.) and what ought to be a window into the world. It becomes a showcase in which one can show their narcissism.”

For Paolo Ruffini, the only way to meet the challenge of technology is to “not consider her an idol”. There are things that technology cannot replace, “like freedom, like the miracle of meeting people, the surprise of the unexpected, transformation, the spark of creativity, free love.”

But he added that technology should also not be “demonized”, nor should it “be thought to be tasked with the task of redeeming humanity”.

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