Green Bay welcomes Catholic communicators

GREEN BAY — Catholic communicators representing newspapers, magazines, book publishers, broadcasters and websites from around North America and beyond are in Green Bay this week for the Catholic Media Conference.

The three-day conference, hosted by the Catholic Press Association and The Compass, is being held at the KI Convention Center June 13-15.

The gathering of Catholic communicators features workshops and presentations relating to covering Catholic news and information. Keynote speaker this year is Nataša Govekar, Ph.D., director of the theological-pastoral department of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication.

A June 14 panel discussion on communicating the joy of the Gospel was to feature Govekar, Bishop David Ricken, Julianne Stanz, diocesan director of New Evangelization, and Franciscan Sr. Marie Kolbe Zamora of Silver Lake College in Manitowoc.

In addition to presentations on topics such as sharing the faith in a digital world, best practices for writing editorials, keys to social media success and using drones for photography and videography, participants will have the opportunity to attend Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Morneau, who is offering a writing workshop, was the main celebrant at the June 13 Mass at the shrine in Champion. Bishop Ricken is main celebrant at the Mass June 15 at the cathedral. Bishop Emeritus Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., was to be main celebrant at Mass June 14 at the Hyatt.

The gathering concludes Friday evening with the Catholic Press Association Awards Banquet.