Some 50 Catholic journalists who work for religious and secular media attended a Jan. 26 mid-morning Mass for Catholic Journalists and Media Professionals celebrated by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver.
The archbishop also gave a special blessing to the journalists.
In his homily, the archbishop urged the media professionals to always seek and promote the truth of the Gospel and the dignity of the human person.
“The task of the media is to be those who help people to see the great light (of Christ),” he said, adding that this is vital for a world in darkness.
Communications is key to expressing the missionary vocation of the Church, which is evangelization, and of helping people to encounter Christ, the archbishop said.
Listen to the archbishop’s homily at www.denvercatholic.org.
The Mass was held the first Sunday after the feast of St. Francis de Sales (Jan. 24), patron of Catholic writers and editors. It was organized by the Communications Office of the Denver Archdiocese. Next month is Catholic Press Month.