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@Pontifex now in Latin

His Holiness now has a Twitter account also in Latin. HERE. No tweets yet.  I have argued HERE that a tweet is pipatum.  “I tweet” is pipio. BTW… I missed last Tuesday’s @Pontifex tweet.  Let’s do it tomorrow, Friday, the other … Continue reading

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@Pontifex Tuesday Project: Week 2

I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a day and single theme instead of various scatterings over days when they might not be noticed. Here is the first collective … Continue reading

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@Pontifex Tuesday Project: Week 1

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a day and single theme instead of various scatterings over days when they might not … Continue reading

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A suggested Twitter project for @Pontifex

Now that the initial furor around the Holy Father’s Twitter account has died down a little, I want to pass along a suggestion made by a reader who left me a constructive voicemail. We could designate a day to post … Continue reading

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An interesting claim about the followers of @pontifex

From Vatican Insider comes this …. color me skeptical. Benedict XVI has almost 2 million followers on Twitter. “The Pope has grasped the full potential of this social network. Facebook’s too personal” VATICAN INSIDER STAFF ROME “Someone had to show … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Whither Papal Tweets?

What I really want to know: In which section of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis are the Holy Father’s tweets going to be published? Which theological note will they be assigned?

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Pipiavit @Pontifex – FOLLOW UP and POLL

The Pope sent his first tweet. [wp_youtube]gy4sNYmfpt8[/wp_youtube] UPDATE 12/12/12 22:36 GMT: The Pope has something around 1.5 million followers across his various language oriented accounts.  English is the leader with close to a million.  The number is going up by … Continue reading

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Are Christ’s mission and Holy Church well-served by “me-tooism”?

My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeueticalness, has written with a touch of irony about the recent launch of the Holy Father’s Twitter account, @pontifex. Among Father’s observations is an amusing bit about how the Holy See’s explanatory announcement of this Twitter … Continue reading

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@Pontifex

The Holy Father’s new Twitter account is up and running: @Pontifex He has not tweeted anything yet, at the time of this writing. From VIS: The Pope’s presence on Twitter is a concrete expression of his conviction that the Church … Continue reading

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Summus pipiabit Pontifex!

FOLLOW UP: 3 December: His account is up and running: @Pontifex   Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! On Monday we will find out what the Pope’s new Twitter handle is. There will be a press conference in Rome on … Continue reading

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