WHY ARE WE ON THIS SITE ? And sometimes also on radio and TV?...
Because the Lord says this : << A city placed upon a mountain can not remain hidden, nor a is a lamp lit to be placed under a bowl, but upon a lampstand so that it gives light to all those in the house ( especially in the House of God, which is the Church – 1Tm 3:15). So let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father that is in heaven ! >> (Mt 5:14-16). Amen !
And then also because a Directory of the C.E.I. (Italian Bishops' Conference) says this in regards to social communications in the Mission of the Church.
In fact, in this document, Cardinal Camillo Ruini writes:
"The communication of the Gospel today...requires a particular attention to the changes generated by the marvelous tools of social communication...the Church, a witness from the beginning to the words and the deeds with which Jesus has redeemed humanity, exists to communicate to the men and women of every time this good news. If she did not commit herself with all her strength to communicating that which the Lord has entrusted to her, she would fail in her mission." (CEI, Communicazione e Missione. Direttorio sulle Comunicazioni Sociali nella Missione della Chiesa, LEV, 2004, Presentazione)
As to this, Pope John Paul II says:
"The Internet causes billions of images to appear on millions of computer monitors around the planet. From this galaxy of sight and sound will the face of Christ emerge and the voice of Christ be heard? For it is only when his face is seen and his voice heard that the world will know the glad tidings of our redemption. This is the purpose of evangelization. And this is what will make the Internet a genuinely human space, for if there is no room for Christ, there is no room for man." (Pope John Paul II, 'Message for the 36th World Communications Day' (2002), n.6)
The Italian Bishops' Conference also affirms, in the aforementioned document:
"It is necessary then to give a space for the voices who know how to speak, fully, the language of the media, using words that are unheard-of and uncomfortable for the same world of the media, opening up horizons of meaning which the media culture on its own can neither glimpse nor portray. With evangelical creativity, even within the media culture, it is possible to be 'the salt of the earth.'" (CEI, Direttorio 'Comunicazione e Missione, n.18)