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Catholic Communication Campaign



Two television documentaries supported by the Catholic Communication Campaign are currently in national broadcast circulation. One about Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk (check your local ABC listings) and one about Servant of God Dorothy Day (check local public television station listings). Images from Revolution of the Heart: the Dorothy Day Story and Walking the Good Red Road: Nicholas Black Elk’s Journey to Sainthood are available for download at the links at the bottom of this page.

The collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign is taken up in most dioceses on the Sunday between Ascension Thursday and PentecostThrough websites, social networks, television, radio, and print, the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) helps the Church spread the Gospel message through the media locally and nationally.Half of all donations to the CCC collected in your diocese stay in your diocese to support your local communications needs, such as radio and television programming and diocesan publications.

The CCC collection provided seed funding and an updated mobile-friendly design for the For Your Marriage website. CCC also funds  E-mail delivery of the daily scripture readings.

CCC funds facilitates live streaming of events such as the USCCB General Assemblies, V Encuentro and Pope Francis' 2015 Apostolic Visit to the United States.

Logo for the Catholic Communication Campaign.The CCC provides ongoing support for this website (, USCCB video productions including the reflections on the daily readings, and content development for many of the USCCB's media platforms.

Catholic Communication Campaign funds have also made possible media campaigns supporting marriage, family communications, service to others, and reconciliation, that reached millions on radio and television.  Other projects have included the acclaimed public television documentaries Picturing Mary and The Face: Jesus in Art.


CCC funds also support communications projects in developing areas of the world where the Church is growing but lacking in resources.The CCC supports the Cardinal Foley Scholarship program which provides funds for training Catholic Communicators from those areas of the world so that they have the tools necessary to spread the Gospel message in the 21st century.

The Catholic Communication Campaign helps connect people at home and abroad with Christ. Please be generous when asked to give in your parish. The 2020 collection will take place in most parishes the weekend of May 23-24.

Images for Revolution of the Heart: the Dorothy Day Story

Images for Walking the Good Red Road: Black Elk's Journey. Click the link below each image to download.

Nicholas used the Two Roads Catechism to educate both Lakota adults and chldren-thumb.png
Black Elk teaches the Catechism

Jesuit priest training Nicholas Black Elk as a Parish Catechist-thumb.png
Jesuit priest trains Black Elk as a Catechist

Jesuit missionary baptizes Nicholas Black Elk on December 6 1904-thumb.png

Jesuit priest baptizes Black Elk

Black Elk as a catechist often traveled by wagon wth a Jesuit priest-thumbanil.png
Black Elk often traveled by wagon

Black Elk experienced a childhood vision that first called him to life as a holy man-thumb.png
Black Elk experienced a childhood vision

grave of nicholas black elk
The grave of Nicholas Black Elk  

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