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7 Things Bishops Should Know About Catholic Bloggers

This Sunday, I’ll be in Baltimore for a special event hosted by the USCCB. It’s titled “An Encounter With Social Media: Bishops and Bloggers Dialogue” and it follows the success of last year’s Vatican Blogger Meeting. The two-hour event will include a panel discussion, a presentation on Catholic new media by Georgetown’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), … Continue reading

Who in the Vatican is reading "The Church and New Media"?

Well, besides the Pope, of course. The current issue of Inside the Vatican features a nice interview with Monsignor Paul Tighe. He’s the Secretary for the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications, a long title that basically means he’s the Vatican’s new media guru. I met Tighe in Rome and have written about him before. He is very insightful and … Continue reading

New Vatican Website! — My Thoughts

No, I’m not talking about the old Vatican website which recently had a minor “facelift”. I’m talking about the other new Vatican website which can be found at The new Church site aggregates all of the Vatican’s media into one central location–print, online, radio, and television media. It also features live-streaming of Vatican events, audio feeds from Vatican radio, photos … Continue reading

Part 2 of my Word on Fire Interview

I posted this before, but the insatiable Blogger monsters swallowed it up. Last Thursday, the Word on Fire blog posted the second part of our interview concerning the recent Vatican blogger meeting. Here is a snippet: Word on Fire: What are some practical tips for avoiding the frenetic quality that can characterize online communication and can be overwhelming to participants? … Continue reading

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