Video: World Communications Day Lecture 2013

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Greg Burke, former Fox News and Time magazine journalist, gave the 2013 World Communications Day lecture at Heythrop College in central London on Thursday, 17 May.

Greg is currently working for the Holy See’s Secretariat of State as its senior communications adviser.

You can watch the full 36-minute lecture above.

Communications Mass

The lecture followed a Mass in the College chapel celebrated by the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Rev George Stack. In his homily, the Archbishop stressed the importance of the work of the communications professionals present:

“Words and pictures are the tools of communication. Each have their limitations, not least in an age of 24-hour news and instant information. We all know that information isn’t the same as communication. How to digest and absorb and make judgments and base actions on the information received. How to hear and write the truth in the midst of so many versions of truth. That is the stuff of communication.

“The communion of minds and hearts which is at the heart of communion isn’t achieved by accident. It demands critical engagement, reflective thought, charitable action.”

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You can download Archbishop Stack’s homily given on 17 May 2013 in the Chapel at Heythrop College by using the link in the top right-hand corner of this page.