Monday, November 9, 2009

The Gospel and the Media

“Ancient spirit, new forms," was the operative principle of Fr. Alberione as he strove to fulfill the mission entrusted to him by God. The ancient spirit was that of the Gospel, of St. Paul, of the best tradition of the Church. The new forms were whose suggested by human progress in the twentieth century for the influence of the masses and mutual relations among people: the press, motion pictures, radio, television—that is, the means of social communication. With admirable ease and courage, Fr. Alberione entered this field and gave it an authentic sense of apostolate. He stands in the Church as a master in the use of these forms of the Christian apostolate—difficult forms which are undergoing continual improvement. (From the book Thoughts)

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