In his message for the 44th World Day of Communications, Pope Benedict XVI urges priests to open up “broad new vistas for dialogue” and compares cyberspace to the “Court of the Gentiles”, that is, a place to meet and to commune with those of our brothers and sisters who have not yet heard the Good News.
The Holy Father writes that with the “almost limitless expressive capacity” of the new technologies, the Church has an increased duty to harness the media in order “to help our contemporaries to discover the face of Christ”.
With these words from scripture and with John Paul the Great’s “be not afraid” still ringing in our ears, we at Salt +Light are pleased to present Perspectives, our newest programming initiative and our gift to Mother Church as She works to claim technological terrain for Christ. With the wisdom of the Church as our guide, we will be speaking with those on the “front lines” and also with you, our viewers, for your take on things as the Church navigates the digital age. Whether it is blogging priests, film-directing nuns or simply earnest analysis you seek, we’ve got it and we want to hear from you!