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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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50 Years of 'Inter Mirifica'

Theology graduate students of the University of Santo Tomas held a half-day symposium on November 22, 2013 to celebrate 50 years of the Vatican II Decree "Inter Mirifica on the Means of Social Communications." The event was held at the Martyrs' Hall of the UST Ecclesiastical Faculty from 1:30 to 5pm.

Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, delivered the keynote address along with Divine Word Father Franz-Josef Eilers, founder and coordinator of the "Master's in Theology major in Social/Pastoral Communication" (MAT-SPC) program at the UST Graduate School.

Other speakers included Angela Blardoni Ureta, ABS-CBN executive and Catholic Mass Media Awardee, Christian Esguerra of the major daily “Philippine Daily Inquirer,” and Fr. Anh Vu Ta of the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas.

More than 70 priests, seminarians and religious were present, including the chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission for Social Communication, Bishop Bernardino Cortez, and National Office of Mass Media (NOMM) Director Fr. Francis Lucas.

ARC’ Holds Sixth Roundtable of Scholars from Different Religions

The Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication held its 6th international roundtable of invited scholars from different religions on October 21-24, 2013.

Hosted by Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya Buddhist University (MCU) in Chiangmai, Thailand, the event gathered more than 20 university professors, authors and researchers on religion and social communication from six Asian countries. Each participant represented either Christianity, Jainism, Theravada Buddhism, Judaism, or Hinduism.

Communication Theology" workshop moved to Sept 2 - 3, 2013

The "Communication Theology" workshop originally slated for August 26-27, 2013 is moved to September 2-3, 2013. Limited slots are available so register now. Email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (02) 7327170 for details.

June to October 2013 Courses

Jun - Oct 2013 CoursesDownload Flyer and Registration Form

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