Dear Biro, dear Djeremi,
You've probably misunderstood my thoughts. I have no evil thoughts on the Catholic church, I grew up in a Catholic atmosphere, I even go to the Catholic church for my individual prayers (The only Christian churches in my surrounding)
Well, it is not about me. But, fact is, both the Catholic and Orthodox churches are doing very little in the spheres of public relations and media. Both churches, and religious communities have to offer many rich, valuable and truthful things to the world. In a world where the alternative is requested and needed more than ever, the two churches, the Orthodox church, in particular, have a big role to play in feeling the gap, by teaching the ultimate truth about Christianity. What I want to say is, it's not enough to say, we have this and this media outlet, and the vast majority of the populace has no knowledge of it. Christianity a'int for the elite – is it?
I listen to the great 'Ancient Faith Radio”,I love it, but it's not about me, what about the vast majority of those who are thirsty of spiritual knowledge, who has neither the access nor the opportunity to tune into such stations? What is the problem for Orthodox/Catholic medias going mainstream? If two former drug-addicts from South Africa were able to open a famous protestant (almost mainstream) TV aka “God TV”, why not the churches who have more than two billion followers? If you go to the remotest village in Africa, you will find out that God TV” is mentioned in the same breath as the “BBC” or “CNN”.
I've followed the Catholic Network, “EWTN”, for almost 5 years. In fact, my very first post on this forum relates to it. I liked hearing the sermons of father John Corapi there. He was the only one who they had at the station. For a dubious reason, they have ceased to broadcast his videos. Besides having a a rather poor structure of programming, technically speaking, the channel had a very poor sound output quality. All in all, they are doing very little when it comes to Media presence, very little!
Dear Hiwot, thanks for posting the useful link to the relevant information. I look forward to hearing your insight on the matter. I would also be glad if you could update us with some information from the current inter-religious conference in Addis.