Media

The secret of authentic communication: the example of St Boniface

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The secret of authentic communication: the example of St Boniface

To communicate with others is not just to share information, it is to create a common space where one can meet the other, finding a common language that allows a genuine personal encounter. Fr Stephen […]

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Great Catholic websites

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Great Catholic websites

Sarah Reinhard lists and comments on the Catholic websites that she has found most helpful for her faith. She writes regularly at SnoringScholar.com and is the author of “A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy” (Ava […]

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Testimonies of faith

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Testimonies of faith

The Diocese of Portsmouth seems to have been putting some energy into its evangelisation and outreach through media. See this short video which is a young man’s testimony about his faith and what it means […]

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Geocaching and the search for God

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Geocaching and the search for God

A few days ago a gang of us from the Pure in Heart London prayer group took advantage of the good weather and went for a ramble in the beautiful Surrey countryside. There really is […]

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The Scent of Lemons: the non-neutrality of new media and emerging technologies

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The Scent of Lemons: the non-neutrality of new media and emerging technologies

In the last 20 years or so, the revolution in communications technology has radically changed the lives of billions of ordinary people. In many ways, this technology has made our lives easier: communication is speedier, […]

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The role of the media in constructing distorted views of ‘ideal’ beauty

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The role of the media in constructing distorted views of ‘ideal’ beauty

Following on from yesterday’s post about beauty, a reader recommended this ‘Killing Us Softly’ video featuring Jean Kilbourne, about the way the media manipulates images of women and presents a distorted and actually destructive picture […]

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Are you beautiful? How do you know? Who makes the rules? Who tells the truth?

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Are you beautiful? How do you know? Who makes the rules? Who tells the truth?

I heard a talk on Saturday about the biblical idea of beauty, and how distorted our own ideas of beauty have become within the prevailing culture. As an introduction, the speaker showed this ‘Onslaught’ video […]

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Facebook on its 10th birthday

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Facebook on its 10th birthday

Jemima Kiss reports on the first ten years of Facebook, which was launched from Mark Zuckerberg’s student digs on 4 February 2004. By the end of 2013, Facebook was being used by 1.23 billion users […]

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Horcruxes, technology addiction, and the search for personal wholeness

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Horcruxes, technology addiction, and the search for personal wholeness

Just in case you don’t know what a Horcrux is: Slughorn: “Well, well, it can’t hurt to give you an overview, of course. Just so that you understand the term. A Horcrux is the word […]

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Communicating the faith to a secular world: ‘it’s not about us it’s about them’

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Communicating the faith to a secular world: ‘it’s not about us it’s about them’

The best talk I heard at the Christian New Media Conference was by Sheridan Voysey, who was involved in setting up and hosting the Open House radio programme in Australia. The key was to follow […]

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How Christians can use the New Media

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How Christians can use the New Media

It was good to be at the Christian New Media Conference 2013 on Saturday. I couldn’t stay on for the award ceremony in the evening, but if you want to see a list of the […]

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How you can help publicise the Jericho Tree website

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How you can help publicise the Jericho Tree website

If you have been enjoying these Jericho Tree articles, please help us to publicise the site over the next few weeks and months. We hope that the readership will grow over time, so that more […]

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Me and you together – with our mobile phones

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Me and you together – with our mobile phones

Take a look at this beautifully produced video about how the mobile phone has become part of every single human interaction. The question is: How do you react when you watch the video? Does it […]

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Pope Francis on the Christian presence in the mass media: walking at the same pace as your fellow pilgrim

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Pope Francis on the Christian presence in the mass media: walking at the same pace as your fellow pilgrim

There is so much talk about the digital world, connectivity and social media that we sometimes forget that ‘the mass media’ encompasses far more than the internet. The slightly starchy phrase ‘social communications’ is the […]

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The Christian New Media Conference 2013

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The Christian New Media Conference 2013

For any Christians interested in New Media, this conference looks good. For Catholics, of course, the idea of ‘reimagining’ how we ‘do church’ has certain limits. But most Catholics could support the suggestion that ‘those […]

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