We will always be close to the people with whom we work, taking into account their values and aspirations. To seek out new ways for the Word of God to reach their hearts often calls for daring; to present Gospel demands in all clarity should never intimidate us.
CC&RR. Constitution 8
At the congress of Mission with Youth, the current way of “seeking new ways for the Word of God to reach hearts” via social media was addressed. St Eugene, who used every possible means to communicate the Gospel in his time, would have loved being around today to use every available eletronic means possible.
In getting this message out we want to be courageous in using all the accessible methods of communication and social media. We know the dangers these resources have, but we want to work together with you to encourage all types of media to be an edifying source of God’s word to all its users, not tools to enslave them. For this to happen we must work towards well-made and sustained media ministry directed to all the youth in all accessible forms.
The participants of the Second International Oblate Congress on Mission with Youth.
“The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information. The latter is a tendency which our important and influential modern communications media can encourage. Information is important, but it is not enough.” Pope Francis