St. Charles Borromeo Seminary hosted the annual John Cardinal Foley Symposium and Award Dinner in celebration of World Communications Day on Thursday, May 24.
The public forum discussed the theme “Fake News and Journalism for Peace” and the message written by Pope Francis for this global celebration. Panelists included James Caccamo, a theology professor at St. Joseph’s University; Msgr. Dennis Mahon, director of the communications program at Seton Hall University and Joe Owens, editor of The Dialog, newspaper of the Diocese of Wilmington, Del.
A Mass was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Chapel followed by dinner where the Cardinal Foley Media Award for Excellence in Communications, which recognizes contributions to the world of mass media and social communications, was given posthumously to Tim Russert. Russert was a journalist and lawyer who was the longest serving moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” program. His son, Luke Russert, accepted the award. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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