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The third edition of “Church and Social Communication, Basic Documents” was published on September 9, 2014. The 640-page book contains all basic communication documents of the Church from 1936 to 2014, edited and introduced with appropriate historical background by Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, svd.

All in all, the publication contains full texts of 17 Vatican documents, 47 World Communication Day Papal messages, as well as communication sections of 19 other documents including 4 which have been published by local churches.

The documents stretch almost a century starting with Pope Pius XI’s Vigilanti Cura (1936) to Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium (2014).  They include the Second Vatican Council Decree Inter Mirifica (1963) and its follow-up documents Communio et Progressio (1971) and Aetatis Novae (1992).

First Research Consultation Held at the JFCC

JFCC First Research Consultation AttendeesThe Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences-Office of Social Communication (FABC-OSC) organized the First Research Consultation on Communication for the Church in Asia at the Saint Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center (JFCC) in Quezon City from 10 to 12 June 2014. The participants of the said consultation are scholars and practitioners in the field of communication coming six countries. Invited scholars who were not able to attend submitted their contributions in line with their expertise.

JFCC Seminar-Workshops for June-July 2014

The Saint Joseph FreinademetzCommunciation Center (JFCC) will be holding a series of seminar-workshops slated on the months of June and July 2014.  The seminarsare especially intended for students, educators, catechists, and practitioners in the field.

Seminar-workshops for May 2014

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New Communication Documents Book Released

Communicating Church: Social Communication Documents” was printed in a second edition in January 2014. Important updates include a section on Pope Francis and his first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (2013) on proclaiming the Word. The history of Catholic Church and printing after Gutenberg’s invention of the movable press was also expanded. Scholars and researchers in Church and Social Communication will find inspiring Papal insights and useful reference material in this book.

Author Franz-Josef Eilers, svd is the Program Director of St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center (JFCC), and the Executive Director of the Bangkok-based “Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication” (ARC).

Publisher: Logos, Manila.

Workshops for January - March 2014

St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center announces the schedule of upcoming seminar-workshops for January-March 2014. Religious educators, students as well as pastoral workers are invited to join. For details, please call 7327170, 3138577 or email your inquiry to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Workshop Title
Facilatator Schedule Registration Fee per Pax

Youth and New Media: Challenges, Concerns, Insights

Prof. Anthony Roman
(Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences – Office of Social Communication)

January 20 – 21 P2,500

Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field

Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, svd
(Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila)

February 10 – 11 P2,500 

Communication Theology

Fr. Anh Vu Ta
(Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila)

February 17 – 18 P2,500

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