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Long before Twitter, smartphones, and YouTube, the Second Vatican Council issued its Decree on Social Communications (Inter Mirifica)— calling the church to embrace and employ the modern media in its evangelizing mission. Who could have imagined what the next 50 years would bring? The digital revolution has totally transformed our way of communicating. New forms of social media are reshaping the way we understand ourselves, associate with others, and engage the world. What does this mean for the church? And what is the role of the “New Media” in the “New Evangelization” called for by Pope Francis?
Vincent J. Miller, Ph.D.
Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture at the University of Dayton
Author of Consuming Religion: Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture and currently working on a book about the impact of globalization on religious belief and communities.
- The Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology
- Department of Theology and Religious Studies
- Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts