Church Documents

Decree on the Media of Social Communication Inter Mirifica

SKU: 9780819818386
A Document of Vatican II


Author: Second Vatican Council, Solemnly Promulgated by His Holiness, Pope Paul VI

"The Church recognizes that these media, if peroperly utilized, can be of great service to mankind, since they greatly contribute to men's entertainment and instruction as well as to the spread and support of the kingdom of God. The Church regognizes, too, that men can employ these media contrary to the plan of the Creator and to their own loss. Hence, this sacred synod, attentive to the watchful concern manifested by the supreme Pontiffs and bishops in a matter of such great importance, judges it to be its duty to treat the principal questions linked with the media of social communications. It trusts, moreover, that the teaching and regulations it thus sets forth will serve to promote not only the eternal welfare of Christians, but also the progress of all mankind. " - From the Introduction

Paperback, 5 x 7.25 inches,  19 Pages, 1963