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Campaign enhances catechesis

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

All of us are called to share the faith we have received in the Church. The “New Evangelization” is a key effort to proclaim the Good News in our lives! The Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) supports projects locally and throughout the world that encourage use of new media as a tool for the new evangelization. The collection for CCC plays a role in evangelization by providing grants for social media sites, podcasts, print media, radio and television projects that spread the Good News.

For example, in Africa, the collection funded the Kenya Election Assistance Project, an initiative of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), which used text messaging and other new tools to prevent violence during the 2013 elections. The initiative successfully sent messages through radio, television, and online media, touching the lives of the Kenyan people and encouraging them to address their differences by more peaceful means.

For Susan, who lives in Minnesota, online social media funded by CCC was an experience of catechesis and evangelization.

“I found a real and living community,” she said, “which went beyond the online environment into concrete relationships."

Susan now shares her faith with all her friends – both Catholic and non-Catholic – through her social media sites. This would be impossible, she said, without the content provided by dioceses and organizations supported by the CCC.

CCC helps each of us deepen our own faith, by supporting access to scripture readings, Catholic television and radio broadcasts and engagement in evangelization. It supports Catholic radio in our own diocese, because half of the proceeds from this collection stay here. The collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign allows us to tell the world about our experience of faith, worship and witness.

Please support this important work, especially with your prayers; the upcoming collection will be Holy Trinity Sunday, June 15.

For more information on the Catholic Communication Campaign and the projects funded by the Collection, please visit usccb.org (search Catholic Communication Campaign).

Your brother in Christ,
Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless
Bishop of Sioux City


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