Catholic Press Association 02 01 2017 E Edition Page 1

8 reasons to thank heaven for Catholic media Catholic publications, websites and social media: 1. Celebrate Catholic traditions, strengthen Catholic identity, and build up the Catholic community. 2. Deepen spiritual life, enrich prayer life. 3. Provide clear Catholic teaching and enlighten minds to better understand the faith. 4. Offer faith-based context to issues of the day. 5. Report stories no other sources are interested in covering. 6. Challenge Catholics to live morally and justly. 7. Inspire noble acts. 8. Draw people closer to Jesus, to their parishes, and to the Church. Registration for the Catholic Media Conference in Quebec will open Feb. 13. The conference will be held June 20-23 with the Signis World Congress held June 19-22, both at Laval University. Members and partners of the CPA and Signis can attend the entire week of meetings and workshops for the same price of $330, which includes several lunches and dinners. More information on the Signis World Congress is available at signis.net. Tim Walter, CPA executive director, said his office worked diligently to lower some costs knowing that airfare for most attendees will be higher. More information can be found at catholicpress.org. Here are some details you will want to know: Registration Registration has been lowered $80 per person, from US $430 to $350 for members. Non-members will pay $450. The registration fee is the same for partner organizations: Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada, Faith Magazine and Salt+Light. Anyone who is registered for the SIGNIS meeting can attend the CPA conference for free, but meals must be purchased. Students can attend for $125. Other rates are available for retired professionals, freelance members, members of the Canadian Church Press and guests. One-day passes are also available. Online registration ends June 2. Theme This year's theme is "Promoting Stories of Hope," which is also the theme of the Signis World Congress. Lodging Attendees can choose to stay at Laval University where the workshops will be held or a local hotel. The "standard" dorm rooms will be $58 CAD, or about $44 per night. It will cost about $30 a night if you share a room. The "standard" rooms have two single beds with a shared bathroom and include bed linens, towels, shampoo, soap, parking, free WiFi and free local calls. If you want a "superior" room with a private bathroom, television, microwave and refrigerator, the fee is $108 CAD, or about $82 a night. For registration information, visit http://c.ymcdn.com/ sites/www.catholicpress.org/resource/resmgr/2017_cmc/ For_website_RoomsLaval.pdf. Four other hotels have been selected for those who prefer to not stay in a dormitory. Taxis and buses are readily available to get attendees to the university. Please turn to page 2 THE CATHOLIC JOURNALIST CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA VOLUME 69 NUMBER 1 FEBRUARY 2017 ATH HOL L OL O OL O I IC I PRE YOU CAN HAVE THIS FREE CARTOON TO PROMOTE YOUR PUBLICATION! SEE THE DETAILS ON PAGE 3 All you need to know to be ready for 2017's CMC in Quebec City Registration open as of Feb. 13

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