Posts Tagged ‘Church and Social Media’

Carmelite sister turned cyber-sleuth attracts world-wide attention Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
stolen statues

American and British publications, including Britain’s Daily Express and New York’s Daily News, have been chasing the story of sister Johanna Penn after the Carmelite sister turned amateur sleuth to recover two stolen statues. A large statue of the Sacred Heart along with a Little Infant of Prague statue, were seen being carried out of Read more

Bishop gives up Twitter – it was an occasion of sin Comments 0

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Thomas Tobin, the Catholic bishop of Providence, Rhode Island has closed his twitter account. He says it “has become a major distraction,” an “obstacle to my spiritual life” and “an occasion of sin for me and others.” Read more Related Posts:Bishop calls Twitter an ‘occasion of sin’The biggest obstacle to the Catholic Church is itselfSwedish Read more

Alexa, is there a God? a new app for atheists and others Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

The Church of England has launched an Amazon Echo “skill” which allows people to ask questions about God, Jesus and prayer. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said the app was designed to help agnostics find out more about faith and the church. Continue reading Related Posts:Spending Lent with AlexaSynod questionnaire for world’s youth Read more

How should a Catholic bishop tweet? Comments 1

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Catholic Church may be two thousand years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century communication. If the Church is to effectively evangelise in the modern world, a group of bishops argue, its leaders must be engaged online – but in the right way. Bishop Daniel, says, “There’s one thing Read more

PNG’s Bishops bone up on the social media Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
social media

Social communication and networking are the way to keep contacts and stay connected, says Fr. Fabrizio Colombo. Colombo from SIGNIS, was facilitating a session on “Communication and Bishops” at a recent workshop for the Bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Catholic Bishops’ Conference. “Communication technologies change people and society,” he said. “The Catholic Read more

The Vatican pays tribute to the creator of Pope App Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Many Vatican dependents wanted to thank Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli on his last day of work at the Vatican. The archbishop presided at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for more than nine years. He was behind the launch of the website news.va, the application on the Vatican called “Pope App” and the Pope’s Twitter Read more

Rethinking the Church’s social media usage Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Back in 2009, conservative theologian John Piper seemed to be criticising people for wasting time on social media when they should have been praying instead. It is ironic that he decided to use social media to say this. Sadly, Piper’s approach is echoed by most Christian commentary on the subject. Almost every Christian book I Read more