St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center, Inc.

Approach and Methodology

With this theological basis, MAT-SPC tries to provide insights, pose challenges and develop dispositions. The aim is to form professionals who are also deeply spiritual servants for Church ministry, beyond skills or a single medium. The program offers courses on different means of social communication, but is more concerned about proper dispositions needed for further specialization.

It looks into the planning process for communication ministry and applications in fields like catechetics, liturgy, parish ministry and mission. It aims to develop proper research strategies and techniques for a deeper understanding of communication developments like digital/converging communication and social networking.

In this way, the University fulfills the demand of the Pastoral Instruction Communio et Progressio (1971), ordered by Vatican II, to “concentrate on a rigorous program of scientific research (184f., cf. 113).

Now on its 15th year, the program has produced 41 graduates. A further number of students are finishing their theses in the coming school years (See List of Graduates and their Works.)

In addition to the UST academic program, seminar-workshops are occasionally organized by the St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center (JFCC) on topics like “Basic Communication Research,” “Communication Theology,” “Pastoral Communication,” “Journalism in Pastoral Ministry,” “Youth and New Media,” and others. These occasions provide students the opportunity to engage in critical reflection as well as practical application to deepen and enrich their scholastic experience.

Pastoral JFCC is located inside the Radio Veritas Asia compound, Buick Street, Fairview Park, Quezon City Tels:  939 0011 – 14 or 436 6865 URL: www.freinademetzcenter.org