The Capuchin Reform arose during two significant historical developments: the Protestant Reformation and the invention of the printing press. The Capuchins made wide use of this new technology to write spiritual and doctrinal treatises defending the Catholic faith in the Counter-Reformation.
Contemporary culture has, likewise, seen great advancements in the means of communication. In his Apostolic Letter, The Rapid Development, St. John Paul II commented on these new means, stating:
The Church willingly employs these media to furnish information about itself and to expand the boundaries of evangelization, of catechesis and of formation, considering their use as a response to the command of the Lord: ‘Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature’
The Capuchin’s Office of Communication and Evangelization takes this mission to heart. The office’s goal is two-fold: disseminating province news and events, and evangelizing the culture through the Gospel after the manner of St. Francis and the Capuchin Reform. In accomplishing it’s mission, the office makes use of various means of communication, including: printed publications, the Internet, and social media.