ARCCC Conference

Most often, when I’ve let the gap of more than a week go by without blogging, it means I’m either sick or traveling. Not this time.

Instead, I’ve delved into editing a new book, completing a screenplay, and participating for the first time ever in the annual conference of Canada’s Signis affiliate, the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada.

The conference, which was co-hosted by the Canadian Church Press and ARCCC, was held here in Toronto last week. Topics of keynote and workshop sessions ranged from “the big picture” of Church communication with Father Tom Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt & Light TV, to practical tips on how to optimize your website by Shane Wagg of Search Tactix, to looking at communication rights as human rights, presented by Philip Lee of the World Association for Christian Communication. Packed full of information on both the Millennium Development Goals and Communications Rights, Lee’s presentation is available online here.

The conference was truly invigorating content for any Catholic involved in communication. One particular focus was on the struggle of Christian and Catholic Church publishers  to adapt to the changing times and technologies. Journalist Carolyn Girard provides a good summary of that theme of the conference in her article at The Catholic Register.

2 thoughts on “ARCCC Conference

  1. Sounds like a great conference! I signed up with the University of Dayton to start the media literacy certificate and will be starting my first course next weekend, “Introduction to Media Literacy Education” with Rose Pacatte, fsp. I’m looking forward to it. Keep me in your prayers, please.


    • You are going to love Sr. Rose’s course–she’s a great teacher with lots of great insights who loves to empower her students. Enjoy–and yes, you will be in my prayers!


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