“The Church's deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God (kerygma-martyria), celebrating the sacraments (leitourgia), and exercising the ministry of charity (diakonia). These duties presuppose each other and are inseparable. For the Church, charity is not a kind of welfare activity which could equally well be left to others, but is a part of her nature, an indispensable expression of her very being.
- Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, 25a, December 25, 2005
“The Catholic Church was founded by Christ our Lord to bring salvation to all men. It feels obliged, therefore, to preach the gospel. In the same way, it believes that its task involves employing the means of social communication to announce the good news of salvation and to teach men how to use them properly.
- Vatican II Inter Mirifica, Decree on the Means of
Social Communications, 3, December 4, 1963
The diocesan Communications Office helps spread the Word of God, fosters the celebration of the sacraments of the Church, and assists with the Church’s charitable efforts by providing information to the public through the practice of professional public relations and journalism. A spirit of evangelism ignites the efforts, work, mission, and ministries of the Communications Office so that its efforts always serve to proclaim God’s Kingdom.