A study of Theology of Communication and the use of media technology for spiritual development, will commence on July 13 – August 10, 2019. This is one of the seventeen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:
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Producing and Managing Diocesan/Parish/School Newspaper/Bulletin

A five-consecutive-Saturdays modular course on the study of the concepts and principles of producing and managing community newspaper/bulletin and its application from a catholic perspective through skills training in planning, news and feature writings, layout designing for print and online publishing, will commence on  November 10 – December 8, 2018. This is one of the [...]


World Communications Day 2015. Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love
World Communications Day 2015
Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love
The theme World Communications Day 2015 follows in continuity with the previous year’s message. At the same time, the topic fits into the context [...]


Twenty-eight Radio Veritas Broadcasters and personnel were empowered by an in-depth six-day Media Literacy Education Seminar held at Lay Formation Center, San Carlos Complex, Makati City last August 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. The seminar was intended to provide the  participants with tools and skills in reading, analyzing and evaluating different forms [...]

Social Media and Youth

“What is a youth life like with balance use of cellphone, internet…facebook, twitter, etc…, with family and friends interpersonal relationship is warm and alive, addiction to it is putting oneself to isolation.” This phrase is just one of the well thought of response of the youth from the half day seminar conducted by Olivares [...]

Communicating Faith Through Media

Sr. Consolata Manding, fsp was the keynote speaker of the CWL’s National Congress held last May 11, 2012 at the Pious XII Catholic Center, U.N. Avenue, Manila with two hundred participants from different Archdioceses and Dioceses in the Philippines. Highlighted in the talk was the persuasiveness, pervasiveness and convergence of media technology that poses [...]

2 FSP sisters deliver talks on Media in Peacebuilding

Sr. Mary Anne Padilla, FSP in collaboration with Sr. Consolata Manding gave keynote speeches on Media in Peacebuilding to the journalists and media practitioners of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and the neighboring dioceses during the Culture of Peace workshop last September 3, 2011 at Budgetel, Cagayan de Oro City.
The talk was in response [...]

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The Media: A Network for Communication, Communion, and Cooperation

Technological advances in the media have in certain respects conquered time and space, making communication between people even when separated by vast distances, both instantaneous and direct. This development presents an enormous potential for service of the common good and “constitutes a patrimony to safeguard and promote” (Rapid Development, 10).

Temptations vs. Religious Communicators

A Reflection on the Temptation in the Desert from the Gospel of St. Luke (4:1-13)
“When you play with fire, you get burned.”
The late Pauline priest and long-time Home life editor, Andres R. Arboleda Jr., who was my mentor and spiritual director during my early years in the seminary, once made this remark to us seminarians. [...]