The Record Magazine Issue 21 (October 2019)

18 Oct 2019

By Jamie O'Brien

The Record Magazine Issue 21. Front Cover: Feby Plando.

In this Issue 21 of The Record Magazine, we take a look at the topic of Effective Communication. With the recent release of the Australian Catholic Bishops 2019 Social Justice Statement, Making it Real, Genuine Human Encounter in our Digital World, the topic is ever more relevant for our Church today.

In his 2014 message for World Communications Day, Pope Francis challenged the Church to be “attentive to what is happening around us and spiritually alert”. He echoes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who said that “effective Christian witness is not about bombarding people with religious messages, but about our willingness to be available to others ‘by patiently and respectfully engaging their questions and their doubts as they advance in their search for the truth and the meaning of human existence’”.

This has been an important message in the work of our Archdiocesan
communications, because it moves us to work towards ensuring positive growth in spreading the Gospel message further and wider.

We pray that we will all continue to work towards using effective means of communicating and engaging with each other, while also finding new and positive ways to increase our pastoral attentiveness to those in need.

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