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Importance of Mass Media in Church Documents

“The genius of humankind, especially in our times, has produced marvelous technical inventions from creation, with God’s help. Mother church is particularly interested in those which directly touch the human spirit and which have opened up new avenues of easy communications of all kinds of news, ideas, and directives. Chief among them are those means of communication which of their nature can reach and influence not just single individuals but the very masses and even the whole of human society. These are the press, the cinema, radio, television, and others of like nature…Mother church knows that if these means are properly used they can be of considerable benefit to humanity. They contribute greatly to relaxation, the enrichment of people’s minds and the spread and consolidation of the kingdom of God.”

Documents of Vatican II
Decree on the Mass Media
Inter Mirifica