On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 1:30pm ET, ARCCC members are invited to join our webinar entitled Making Sense of the Triduum in a World Apart facilitated by Anne Jamieson, D. Min. This webinar will offer participants valuable insight into the Triduum and how it applies to Catholic communications.
Anne Jamieson is Director of the Catechesis Office for the Diocese of Hamilton. Anne holds her Doctor of Ministry from the University of Toronto. She is the author and co-author of several publications in the Diocese for the study of Mass, the Creed, and resources for Sacramental Prep for children and their families. She is a reviewer and contributor to the new Religious Education program from Pearson Publishing in use in publicly funded Catholic Schools across Canada. Anne's latest book is called A Recipe for Faith: Choosing and Using the Best Ingredients from Novalis Publishing. Anne is a teacher at heart, a proud mom, a blessed wife, and a sometimes competitive baker.
New Logo Announcement
On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, ARCCC unveiled their new logo design amidst a successful rebranding campaign. Click here to access the press release announcing the new logo.
On Thursday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m. ET, ARCCC members are invited to join our webinar entitled Beyond the Spin - A Deeper Look at Public Relations facilitated by Daniel Torchia of Torchia Communications. This webinar will offer participants an eye-opening journey into the underpinnings of a noble and much-needed profession that is, alas, all too many times poorly practiced. Come with questions and an open mind and leave with greater clarity and the motivation required to become a "PR Missionary."
Topics Include: Definitions and Models of PR; Sub-Disciplines of the profession like Media Relations, Social Media and Internal Communications; Environmental vs Evaluative Research; Media Training; Strategy vs Technical Skills; drafting a plan; myth-busting and more.
Webinar: Election Time in Canada
On Tuesday, May 28 at 2:00 pm ET ARCCC members are invited to join our webinar on communications during election time in Canada. Andrew Ehrkamp, news editor of Grandin Media, Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications for the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association, and Neil MacCarthy, Director of Public Relations & Communications for the Archdiocese of Toronto, will share tips and best practices. Click here for more info.
March 2019 Newsletter
Have a look at what's coming up for ARCCC members in our March Newsletter! Save the date for a webinar on "Media, Relationships & Family" with Teresa Hartnett, Director of Family Ministry for the Diocese of Hamilton. If you would like to help develop a new logo for our association, find details on how to submit your proposal. Registration is now open for 2019 Catholic Media Conference in St. Petersburg, FL!
December 2018 Newsletter
Check out our December newsletter for information about our upcoming webinar with Grandin Media news editor, Andrew Ehrkamp.
Resource sheet regarding sexual abuse in the Catholic Church
In light of the recent sexual abuse crisis by clergy, ARCCC gathered various statements and resources from Catholic organizations, Church leaders and dioceses across Canada, to help communicators craft key messages around the issue. You can find the resource sheet here.
October 2018 Newsletter
On November 22nd, 2018, join us for a webinar on the 2018 Synod on "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment" with Canadian delegate and auditor, Emilie Callan, producer at Salt + Light TV. Find information about this webinar and more in our October newsletter.
Summer 2018 Newsletter
ARCCC offers their best wishes to René Laprise, who has been in the field of Catholic communications for 28 years, and is now changing career paths. To know more about René, see our Summer newsletter.
New Apostolic Exhortation reflects on the call to holiness
On April 9, 2018, the Vatican released the most recent Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, "Gaudete et exsultate" ("Rejoice and be glad", Mt 5:12), in which he focuses on the call to holiness for all men and women in the contemporary world. You can read the full text here.
March 2018 Newsletter
Canadian Bishops Name Delegates to Participate in Pre-Synod Youth Meeting
From March 19-24, hundreds of young people people from across the globe will be in Rome in preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October 2018 on young people, faith and vocational discernment. For more on the two delegates, click here.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day
Each year on January 24, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the pope releases a message for World Communications Day. Read the 2018 message here.
Keynote Address - Catholic Press Association Catholic Media Conference
Click here to read Michael Higgins' keynote address on June 23, 2007 at the Catholic Press Association Catholic Media Conference in Quebec City.
Job Opportunities in Catholic Communications
Catholic communications is a noble profession! Do you know someone whose skills would be an asset to our field? Are you looking to make a move to a new opportunity in Catholic communications? Keep an eye on this page for relevant job postings.
Papal Magisterium on Communication Available Online
The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has launched The Baragli Project, whose aim is to make available the long tradition of teaching and reflection by the Church on the centrality of communications. “The material themselves are hugely significant as they show how the Church has, throughout its history, sought to engage with the changing means and forms of communication which have shaped culture and human society," said Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
Western Catholic Reporter Editor Glen Argan to receive Carr Award
Glen Argan, a veteran journalist known for both his personal and professional commitment to the Gospel, is being honoured as this year’s recipient of the Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award. Glen has served for nearly 25 years as editor of the Western Catholic Reporter. Read more.
Speech for the 50th anniversary of the Western Catholic Reporter
Joe Sinasac, ARCCC Past President and Publishing Director of Novalis Publishing recenly gave a speech at a 50th anniversary celebration of the Western Catholic reporter. The talk addresses the topic of what Catholic journalism means today. Read the full text here.
CCCB President Releases Open Letter to Canadian Catholics on Responding to the Refugee Crisis
Following the call of Pope Francis during his Angelus message on September 6, 2015, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has released an open letter to Canadian Catholics on how all the members of the Church can respond to the refugee crisis. Read the letter here.
Fr. Tom Rosica's Speech at Catholic Media Convention, Buffalo, NYC
On Friday, June 26, 2015 Fr. Thomas Rosica gave the keynote address during the Catholic Media Convention held in Buffalo, New York. Read the full text of his address, Laudato Si, Signore, for the Story Within the Story on the Salt + Light Television blog.