Resources on Digital Transformation and the Catholic Church

“Words matter. The consequences of words – in our individual lives, in society, and in the Church – matter. The truths words express, and the deceptions words perpetrate matter.” —Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

In June 2021, Archbishop Vigneron released a pastoral note on digital communications, The Beauty of Truth: Communicating Truth and Love in the Digital Age. As with other pastoral notes, it builds on themes introduced in the Unleash the Gospel pastoral letter and provides spiritual and practical advice to help Catholics navigate digital communications and discern the truth in what they read, hear and consume.

As a means of following up on that pastoral note, he engaged in a filmed conversation with Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington. In that conversation, Archbishop Vigneron and Bishop Burbidge explore the ways communication has evolved and transformed the way the Catholic Church evangelizes.

In addition, this discussion is complemented by a panel discussion featuring media experts and journalists including Father Charles Fox, Vice-Rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Al Kresta, President and CEO of Ave Maria Radio, Teresa Tomeo, host on Ave Maria Radio, and Greg Erlandson, Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Service.

We invite you to watch these videos and read the pastoral note, and pray that you will find them helpful.

An additional interview with Fr. Fox will air on Ave Maria Radio soon.