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Prayerful silence helps build proper perspective, archbishop tells media executives

Catholic World News - December 14, 2010

In a message to media workers in Latin America, the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications has recommended a quiet, watchful silence during the season of Advent.

“Only in silence can we make our choices with greater awareness,” said Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, in a message timed for the December 12 feast of Our Lady of Gaudalupe.” In silence we hear the voice of God, and thus become genuine bearers of His Word.”

Achieving this watchful silence may be difficult, the archbishop conceded, especially for those who are “constantly bombarded with information.” But he said that serene perspective is necessary for those who hope to communicate the Gospel, rather than “repeated words, with little substance and scarce content.”

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