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Terawi hosts 48th WCD

DSC01100TERAWI – Holy Nativity Church in Terawi celebrated the 48th World Communications Day (WCD) on 31 May  2014 with a Sunset Mass presided over by Fr Thomas Madanan, Assistant Rector of the Parish and Spiritual Adviser to the Catholic Archdiocesan Social Communications Commission of Kota Kinabalu.

Connecting his homily to this year’s theme of WCD set by the Holy Father, “Communication at the Service of a Culture of Encounter”, Fr Madanan highlighted the human need for both a vertical and horizontal communications. Prayer is our vertical means of communications with God. The various instruments/tools of communications — What’s Apps, Facebook, Twitter, and ICT among others, are the horizontal means/tools of communications in today’s social environment among peoples.

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RCSC delegates told not to forget the people aspect in communications

Some of the RCSC members .PGPAPAR – At the 15th meeting of the Regional Commission for Social Communications (RCSC) at Pace Bene, Purak, Papar Jun 17-20, Bishop Cornelius Sim of Vicariate Brunei Darussalam, President of the Episcopal Commission for Social Communications for the Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei told the meeting that while the tools of communications are necessary, on their own they are insufficient. Besides the hardware, we should not forget the “people” aspect, an equally important factor of social communications. He also underscored that it was very critical to exercise care in the way we respond to youth as we enter their world. 

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