Pontifical Council for Social
Launches New Website
Pontifical Council for Social Communications has opened a Web portal to
collect and provide information on Catholic media around the globe.
www.intermirifica.net, was launched in collaboration with the Latin
American Episcopal Conference and SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association
for Communication. It is currently only in Spanish, though translations
into English, French and Portuguese are forthcoming.
The directory has a "wiki" structure, meaning that is designed to be
completed and updated by users. It also functions as a search engine for
radio or television stations and for production companies.
According to the site, the portal's main goal is to "facilitate
communication within the Catholic mass media world so that they can
interchange common ideas and projects."
The name intermirifica refers to the only document from the Second
Vatican Council dedicated to social communications. The site explains
that the portal "hopes to become 'the yellow pages' of the Church’s mass
November 2, 2009 (Zenit.org)