The course aims to introduce students of theology to the pastoral importance of social communication, which is becoming the chief means of information and education, of guidance and inspiration for individuals, families and society today.
Human communication, a gift of God. From "communication" to "communion". Revolution in human communication and the context of social communication today. Current challenges in social communication. The instruments of social communication and the ministerial priesthood. Correct use of the instruments of social communication. Formation of Christian communicators. Formulation of pastoral plans for social communication.
VATICAN COUNCIL II, Decree Inter Mirifica on the instruments of social communication (1963); PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL COMMUNICATION. PASTORAL INSTRUCTION, Communio et Progressio on the means of social communication (1971); MUGRIDGE C.-GANNON M., John Paul II: Development of a Theology of Communication (Vatican, LEV 2009); ONG W., Orality and Literacy: The Technologising of the Word (London, Routledge, 1982).