Seminary creates media chair
LOWER MERION St. Charles Borromeo Seminary announced it has created the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics and Social Communications.
According to the seminary, this faculty position represents the only one of its kind in seminary or university education. Its mission is to promote the work of priestly formation, ecclesiastical participation, and professional dialogue in the realms of mass media and social communications.
Philadelphia native Foley served as president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in the Vatican for more than 23 years.
The first appointment to the chair is the Rev. Thomas Dailey, a priest in the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Francis de Sales is the patron saint of journalists and Catholic writers.
- Inquirer staff