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"God is not Solitude, but Communion; he is Love, and therefore communication, because love always communicates; indeed, it communicates itself in order to encounter the other."— Pope Francis, Message for World Communications Day 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) collection in 1979 to respond to the national and local communications needs of the Church. The collection is unique in that proceeds are split equally between each participating diocese and the national office.

Logo for the Catholic Communication Campaign.Dioceses use their 50% share of the CCC collection to support local communications efforts such as televised Masses and diocesan newspapers. On the national level, CCC funds the development and production of a wide range of media initiatives that are carried out by USCCB staff and other grantee organizations. A portion of the CCC's national funds are also set aside for grants to aid Catholic communication efforts in developing nations. 

Subcommittee on the Catholic Communication Campaign

Chairman: 
Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of Savannah

Members:
Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne, Bishop of Burlington
Most Reverend Joel M. Konzen, Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta
Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia
Most Reverend J. Mark Spalding, Bishop of Nashville
Most Reverend William Wack CSC, Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee
Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of Tucson
Most Reverend Luis R. Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh

Staff:
James Rogers, Chief Communications Officer
Patricia Garcia, Director, Catholic Communication Campaign
Contact:  cccgrants@usccb.org

Mandate/Goals for the Subcommmittee

The subcommittee is under the direction of, and assists the Committee on Communications, by advancing the evangelizing mission of the Church and the priority initiatives of the U.S. bishops through the Catholic Communication Campaign.

This mandate includes the following areas of particular responsibility:

  • On its own authority, approve grants in accordance with donor intent and develop targeted media resources.
  • Also, works collaboratively with the Committee for the National Collections for the promotion and distribution of the annual appeal materials.
  • Accountable to the Committee on Communications for the use of funds related to the Appeal.

KEY MISSION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the standing committee by developing a variety of media resources that supports the mission and priorities of the USCCB.
  • Acts in the name of the standing committee to coordinate, administer and approve the grant process for the Catholic Communication Campaign funding.
  • In collaboration with the Committee on National Collections, supports year-round promotion and outreach activities through established diocesan networks to realize an annual increase in the collection revenues for the appeal.
  • Insures accountability to the Committee on Communications in the use of funds.
  • Reviews grantee reports to ensure that they fulfill requirements and develops annual report to donors and to the standing committee.
  • The subcommittee works with the Committee for National Collections and the Committee on Communications to explore and support the development of other non-collection sources of revenue for the Catholic Communication Campaign.
  • The subcommittee works with the Committee for National Collections and the Committee on communications to develop the best practices for promotion and use of funds.

KEY MISSION RELATIONSHIPS

  • With the Committees on Communications, National Collections and other USCCB Committees at the request of the standing committee.
  • With the bishops and diocesan offices for the Appeal. With national and international organizations at the request of the Committee on Communications


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