June 25, 2012

The new evangelization calls for using new forms of media to reach people in their daily lives, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Communications.

From electronic books to social media to traditional forms of print and broadcast, the Church is rethinking how to carry its teachings and its stances on public policy issues to broader audiences, said Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City.

“We’ve got to figure out a way to be where the people are getting their news,” Wester said.

If the Church cannot do that rapidly, people will hear other messages and issues will be settled in people’s minds, he said.