Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Vatican TV makes high-definition move with new broadcast van


The Vatican has unveiled a new tool for evangelization in the form of a van equipped with 17 high-definition cameras for live and outdoor broadcasting.

The Holy See's Vatican Television Center received the state-of-the-art van from Sony on Nov. 16.

Fr. Federico Lombardi, head of the Vatican Press Office, said the new mobile broadcasting unit was a much-needed upgrade. He noted that it has previously taken three smaller trucks to carry the same number of cameras, without the benefit of high-definition technology.

He also noted the increasing use of high-definition video for documentaries and television programs. Thus, the Vatican spokesman explained, a switch to high-definition was “a necessary step” to ensure the Church's media presence.

“Otherwise,” he said, “the image of the Pope would gradually have disappeared from television screens during the coming years.”

Vatican Television currently broadcasts around 200 live programs every year, including celebrations in St. Peter's Square, the Pope's recitation of the Angelus and his accompanying talks, and some live concerts.

The Knights of Columbus covered nearly a quarter of the $6 million cost for the new broadcasting van.
Carl Anderson, the fraternal order's Supreme Knight, said he was grateful for the opportunity to help the Vatican broadcast the Gospel message.

Citing the example of Jesus' own public speeches and the journeys of the apostles, he said there was “an unbroken Catholic tradition of bringing Christ to the greatest number of people possible, in the clearest manner available.”

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Maravankudieruppu People Association of Chennai

The meeting of the people of Maravankudieruppu living in Chennai has been fixed to be on 12 th December 2010 at the same venue where we had the last meeting (Chennai Central Cooperative Bank Employees Welfare Hall, at Teynampet).
Agenda:
1. Family lucky prize
2. Dance competition
3. Financial investment- Resource person from Mumbai
4. Chit
5. Tour

Friday, July 30, 2010

Our Lady of Snows feast

Our Lady of Snow feast starts on 30-07-10 and ends with the ten day tenture progaram