Tag Archives: social communications

The fog of war and fast communication.

Many parish bulletins have to be put together some good time in advance of their printing and delivery and distribution.
However, on Sunday Pope Francis dropped a surprise on the entire Catholic Church by calling for a day of prayer and fasting … Continue reading

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Archbp. Gomez: traditional devotions together with new means of communication

Some years ago I was hanging around outside the Paul VI audience hall (Vatican) during a plenary session of the Italian Bishops Conference. I was waiting for my bishop to emerge. As I waited I chatted with fellow journalists, the … Continue reading

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New internet domain: .catholic

This is interesting.  From the Pontifical Council for Social Communications:
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican is in line to control the new Internet address extension “.catholic” and decide who is allowed to use it.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Social Networks and YOU

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks!
I am curious about your use of “social networks” such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ just to name a few.
Please choose your best answer and then (if you are registered here) leave a comment in the … Continue reading

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Diocesan official says “I believe that blogging as currently manifested should be made a serious criminal offence”

My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, told me a puzzling tale.
Once upon a time, a man learned that the Holy See has stepped up its concern about the rise of Satanism and has stressed that all dioceses should … Continue reading

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Archbp. Celli on ‘pastoral conversion’ on new media. Fr. Z rants.

From CNA comes this, with my emphases.
Vatican official calls for ‘pastoral conversion’ on new media
Vatican City, Oct 15, 2010 / 09:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church must intensify its presence in today’s “digital culture,” Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict invites priests to give a ‘soul’ to the fabric of the ‘Web’

First, may I direct you back to an editorial I wrote for the UK’s Catholic Herald?
From CNA:
Holy Father encourages online priestly ministry
Vatican City, Jan 23, 2010 / 10:24 am (CNA).- In his message for the 44th World Day for Social … Continue reading

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