The Cardinal Foley Symposium

The next symposium will take place on May 24, 2017.


learn more about the inaugural symposium held on May 26, 2016


The annual symposium celebrates the World Day of Social Communications each year during the last week in May at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (Wynnewood, PA). 

The symposium begins with a public forum (3:00 p.m.) to discuss the theme and the message written by the Holy Father for this global celebration.

A banquet follows (6:30 p.m.) during which two awards are presented:

  • a Professional award recognizes significant contributions to the world of mass media and social communications ... this year's honoree is MARK ABRAMS (KYW Newsradio 1060).
  • a Young Adult award celebrates the winner of a video competition that communicates the theme of the World Day




+ BACKGROUND INFORMATION (to download the documents, click on the icons or images)

The John Cardinal Foley Symposium
      ... description of the events

... commentary on the theme for the 2017 World Day of Social Communications


The John Cardinal Foley Award for Excellence in Communications
      ... description & guidelines for the award to Professionals


The John Cardinal Foley Award in Social Communications
      ... description & general guidelines for the award to Young Adults

     ... specific guidelines, with papal message, for the 2017 video competition