Catholic media urged to unpack deeper meanings in pope’s sound bites

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June 29, 2015

Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, CEO of Canada's Salt and Light Media Foundation, gives a keynote address June 26 during the Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, N.Y. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, CEO of Canada’s Salt and Light Media Foundation, gives a keynote address June 26 during the Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, N.Y. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (CNS) — Catholic journalists could easily “remain on the surface” when reporting on Pope Francis with his great photo opportunities and “buzz-catching expressions,” but they need to take their coverage a step further, said Basilian Father Thomas Rosica.

“Our work as Catholic media is not to remain on the surface but to go to the deeper level of that story within the story,” urged the priest, founding CEO of Canada’s Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation.

Father Rosica was the keynote speaker June 26 at the Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo. He also was the recipient of the Clarion Award from the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals, presented June 25 at the organization’s Gabriel Awards banquet. The award recognizes creativity, excellence and leadership in communications and ecumenical cooperation.

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