The Diocese of Charleston will take up the Catholic Communications Campaign collection in parishes the weekend of May 27.
The collection helps the church evangelize by providing grants to build Catholic social media networks and spread the Good News through podcasts, television, radio, and print media.
In his 2012 message for World Communications Day, Pope Benedict XVI said that far from being the enemy of calm and quiet, social media and the Internet can lead people to virtual sanctuaries that offer silent reflection, thoughtful dialogue and true meaning in life.
The CCC collection funds such efforts. Half of all donations gathered in the diocese stay here to support local communications needs including The Catholic Miscellany in print and online.
In a recent letter to parishes in the Diocese of Charleston, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone encouraged the faithful to support the campaign.
The CCC funds an array of national Catholic projects, including the For Your Marriage campaign, podcasts of the daily readings, and televised Christmas Masses. These projects bring Catholic messages of faith to millions of people who may otherwise not receive it.
Visit www.usccb.org/nationalcol lections to learn more about the essential communication work supported through the CCC collection.