** Canticle of Praise for the Media in Today’s World **

May you be praised, Lord God, for the printed word, bread for our minds, light for our lives.

We give thanks for the talents and dedication of all who serve the truth in love and for all whose technical skills make possible the production of books, newspapers, magazines and reviews.

We celebrate, Lord, the modern marvel of television which brings into the heart of our homes the joys and the pain of all human living. Music, drama and laughter are shared in ways undreamed of in the past.

May you be praised, Lord God, for the radio which soars on the wings of the wind and provides for each nation an immediate channel for news, views and entertainment and a means of offering to the listening world its own distinctive voice.

We celebrate, Lord, the writers, artists, directors and all those whose gifts light up both theater and cinema and provide audiences with heightened awareness of their human condition.

We thank you, Lord God, for the unending Pentecost of your creative Holy Spirit which enables your sons and daughters to catch fire from your Truth, Beauty and Goodness.

We celebrate the wonder of digital communications manifesting a new iconography that can link people around the globe in solidarity of faith, hope and love.

May the blind see, the deaf hear, and the poor have the Good News proclaimed to them by all who rejoice in their God-given talents and their gift of creativity. Amen

Pastoral Communication Plan and Organizational Development

A five-consecutive-Saturdays modular course on the study of the concepts and principles of communication plan and its application, strategic management, human resource management, leadership, resource mobilization, social marketing and conflict management – all in the context of pastoral ministry, will commence on May 28 to June 25, 2016. Distance education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. PICA (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.) For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843

MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION IN FILM

A study of the language of film and its application in reading movies as media text from director’s and viewer’s perspective; functional knowledge of film production, an overview of movie industry; all as background for analysis and evaluation of different film genre based on moral and Gospel values will commence on April 16 to May 14, 2016. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. PICA, Foundation Inc., (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.) For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843

MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION IN TELEVISION, 2016

A study of the language of television and its application in reading TV media text from cultural perspective; all as background for analysis and evaluation of TV program based on moral and Christian values will commence on February 27 to April 2, 2016. Distance education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843+639174953843

MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION in ADVERTISING, 2016

A study of semiotics and other tools of analysis and its application in reading the different forms of advertising  texts; concept and principles of advertising practices; ethics in advertising – all as background for analysis and evaluation from moral and Christian perspectives will commence on January 9 – February 6, 2016. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. PICA, Foundation Inc., (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.)  For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843

COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

A study of the different methods and tools of media research and its application in doing a research paper will commence on November 7 to December 5, 2015. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. PICA, Foundation Inc., (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.) For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843

Media Literacy Education in Internet

A study of the language of Internet, historical development of multi-media, area of coverage worldwide, penetration in Asia and Philippines, beneficial use and adverse effects will commence on September 12 to October 10, 2015. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. PICA, Foundation Inc., (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.) For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843

MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION IN NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE

A study of semiotics and other tools of analysis, its application in reading print media texts; functional knowledge of newspaper and magazine publishing; historical overview of the industry; all as background for analysis and evaluation of newspaper and magazine contents will commence on July 25 – August 22, 2015. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. PICA, Foundation Inc., (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.)   For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843

PRODUCING AND MANAGING TELEVISION PROGRAMS

A five-consecutive-Saturdays modular course on the study of the concepts and principles of producing and managing television programs and its application from a catholic perspective through skills training in planning, script writing recording and broadcasting will comence on May 2 to May 30, 2015. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-6960 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843

CULTURE OF COMMUNICATION

A five-consecutive-Saturdays modular course on the study of the evolving media culture beyond boundaries of race and nation; media environment today and its impact on individual , family and society,  will comence on march 7 – April 18, 2015. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201 /Telefax: (632) 831-6019
Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639174953843

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

World Communications Day 2015. Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

World Communications Day 2015

Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

The theme World Communications Day 2015 follows in continuity with the previous year’s message. At the same time, the topic fits into the context of the central theme of the next two synods on the family.

The daily news show us the difficulties facing the family today. Often times cultural changes do not help us appreciate how much the family is a good for society.

The relationships between the members of the family community are inspired and guided by the law of “free giving.” By respecting and fostering personal dignity in each and every one as the only basis for value, this free giving takes the form of heartfelt acceptance, encounter and dialogue, disinterested availability, generous service and deep solidarity.”(John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, N. 43)

Today, how can we tell people who are perhaps wounded and disillusioned that love between a man and a woman is a good thing? How can we help children know that they are a most precious gift? How can we warm the hearts of people, especially those who are wounded and disappointed, and help them rediscover the beauty of love? How can we show that the family is the privileged place where we experience the beauty of life, the joy and the gift of love, the consolation of forgiveness offered and received, and the encounter with the other?
Today the Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful. The Church is called to show more vividly that the gift of love, which the bride and groom offer each other, draws all people to God.It is an exciting task because it moves people to look at the true reality of the human person, and it opens the doors to the future, that is, to life.

World Communications Day, the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican Council (“Inter Mirifica”, 1963), is marked in most countries, on the recommendation of the bishops of the world, on the Sunday before Pentecost (in 2015, May 17).

The Holy Father’s message for World Communications Day is traditionally published in conjunction with the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, patron of writers (January 24).

@Vatican.va