Fr. John Culkin said that we shape our tools and, thereafter, our tools shape us. The Church Communications Ecology Program (CCEP) at the McGrath Institute for Church Life provides a learning community for parish leaders to develop a deeper understanding of the social and psychological effects that digital tools are having on individuals and communities. For parishes to thrive in the digital environment, leaders must be able to promote virtues and practices that lead to true communion. The CCEP empowers Church leaders to deepen their awareness of technology’s effects and to lead by example. Not limited to communications professionals, the CCEP works with pastors, lay ministers, and educators who are called to respond to the myriad pastoral challenges raised by life in the digital age.
Church Communications Ecology Program
Notre Dame, IN