The Image of Marriage and Family on Parish Websites in the Archdiocese of Warmia Cover Image

Wizerunek małżeństwa i rodziny na stronach internetowych warmińskich parafii
The Image of Marriage and Family on Parish Websites in the Archdiocese of Warmia

Author(s): Wojsław Czupryński
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Pastoral Theology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Diecezjalne »Adalbertinum«
Keywords: family pastoral care; marriage; family; Internet; Warmia Archdiocese;parish;

Summary/Abstract: The modern world, largely dominated by information and communication technology, poses new pastoral challenges, one of them evangelization and catechization on the Internet. This study was aimed at investigating and analyzing the image of marriage and family on parish websites in the Archdiocese of Warmia. The qualitative analysis of informational and visual messages on marriage and family available on parish websites of the Archdiocese of Warmia showed that the content on these issues is rarely updated. Information is limited to the conditions for entering the sacrament of marriage and preparing the betrothed to confer this sacrament upon each other. It is sometimes extended to other pastoral aspects such as encouraging families to pray together, celebrating family events, organizing holidays for children and youth, offering information on the domestic church community. Therefore, more attention must be paid to the importance of parish websites in creating the image of marriage and family. In order for this space to be fully utilized, seminary alumni must be properly prepared in the fields of media education and pastoral family care.

  • Issue Year: 23/2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 341-355
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish