St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will host a public forum on Thursday, May 24 at 3 p.m. to explore the theme of “Fake News and Journalism for Peace.”
Panelists for the forum include James Caccamo, Ph.D., an associate professor and Chair of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Joseph’s University; Msgr. Dennis Mahon, director at the Institute for Communication and Religion at Seton Hall University; and Joe Owens, editor and general manager of The Dialog, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Wilmington.
The forum to be held in the seminary’s Vianney Auditorium is part of the annual John Cardinal Foley Symposium and Awards Dinner, which marks World Communications Day, an annual observance established in 1967 by Pope Paul VI.
This year, Pope Francis has called for a global reflection on “rediscovering the dignity of journalism and the personal responsibility of journalists to communicate the truth.”
After the discussion forum a Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. in the seminary’s Immaculate Conception Chapel followed by a ticketed dinner in the seminary’s Eakins Room at 6:30 p.m. At this dinner, the Cardinal Foley Media Award for Excellence in Communications, which recognizes contributions to the world of mass media and social communications, will be given posthumously to Tim Russert, a journalist and lawyer who was the longest serving moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” program. The award will be accepted by his son, Luke.
The forum is open to the public with free admission. Tickets must be purchased for the dinner. For more information on this event, visit the symposium’s webpage.
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