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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH – THE NEWS MEDIA

Within modern society the communications media play a major role in information, cultural promotion, and formation. This role is increasing, as a result of technological progress, the extent and diversity of the news transmitted, and the influence exercised on public opinion.

– Catechism of the Catholic Church (2493)

The information provided by the media is at the service of the common good. Society has a right to information based on truth, freedom, justice, and solidarity:

The proper exercise of this right demands that the content of the communication be true and – within the limits set by justice and charity – complete. Further, it should be communicated honestly and properly. This means that in the gathering and in the publication of news, the moral law and the legitimate rights and dignity of man should be upheld.

– Catechism of the Catholic Church (2494)

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VATICAN II – Decree on the Media of Social Communications

The Vatican II document Inter Mirifica said that the Church recognizes that if properly utilized, the press, TV, radio, movies and other media,“ can be of great service to mankind, since they greatly contribute to men’s entertainment and instruction as well as to the spread and support of the Kingdom of God.”

POPE BENEDICT XVI

Pope Benedict spoke of the “digital continent” in his 2009 World Day of Communications. He said, “I ask you to introduce into the culture of this new environment of communications and information technology the values on which you have built your lives.”

He also said, “The accessibility of mobile telephones and computers, combined with the global reach and penetration of the internet, has opened up a range of means of communication that permit the almost instantaneous communication of words and images…”
— 2009 World Day of Communications

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