WASHINGTON (October 2, 2006)—The U.S. bishops' Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) has expanded its streaming video site, CCC-TV, to include daily reflections, interviews and stories of faith that offer a range of engaging multimedia content.
The new features give visitors the opportunity to experience the rich tapestry of Catholic faith from diverse perspectives and learn about the activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Church across the country. Daily reflections offer brief commentaries on the Mass readings of the day. The Archdioceses of Galveston-Houston, New Orleans, Miami, San Antonio, Washington, D.C and the Dioceses of Fort Wayne-South Bend and Raleigh are currently participating. Several other dioceses are scheduled to tape reflections for the coming year.
"This project enables the Church to provide an inspiring message to the public every day," said Ellen McCloskey, Director of Production for the CCC. "With the popularity of the USCCB's daily readings site, it was a natural step to develop this project."
In addition to spiritual reflections and insights, CCC-TV (www.ccc-tv.org), which can be downloaded, now offers a "One-on-One" section where bishops and USCCB staff discuss the work of the Conference and the Church. "Faith Works" shares the many ways the faithful are living the Gospel. The "Teaching Corner," which will start in December, will inform people about faith, sacraments, worship and prayer life. Later this year, daily readings found at www.usccb.org/nab will also feature audio from bishops, priests and USCCB staff.
The project is funded by the Catholic Communication Campaign, an activity of the USCCB that develops media programming, projects, and resources that promote Gospel values. The work of the CCC is made possible by the generous donations of Catholic parishioners from across the country to the CCC's annual appeal. Proceeds from this collection are divided equally between each diocese and the CCC's national office in Washington, DC.