Posts Tagged ‘New media’

New video resources for new evangelization

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Catholic Link

A new website Catholic Link catalogues videos and other resources useful for ministry and evangelization, aspiring to proclaim the gospel with “creativity and ingenuity.” “We are deeply convinced that our Catholic Faith in the Lord Jesus is the answer today, for all people, of all ages,” said Garrett Johnson, the manager of Catholic Link’s new Read more

Villagers take to YouTube to recruit new vicar

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Churchgoers in Essex who have been without a vicar for 16 months have taken to YouTube to look for a replacement. The parish’s two busy churches, St Andrew’s in Bicknacre and St Mary’s in Woodham Ferrers currently “borrow” retired clergy and vicars from neighbouring parishes. They have made repeated attempts to recruit a new vicar Read more

Church saves $88,000 on new mobile plans

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The church in New Zealand is $88,000 better off thanks to a new mobile deal Church Resources has negotiated with Vodafone. Church Resources and Vodafone recently built on their existing relationship and concluded negotiations that continue to offer free calls amongst all Church Resources members, but also adds the choice of a range of different Read more

Faith-based Catholic radio surges in popularity

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

While other stations are being forced to regroup, WSFI organizers say Catholic radio is “estimated to be growing at about a million listeners a month because of the powerful impact it is making on listeners’ lives.” Economic downturns are not only hard on the pocketbook; they are hard on the soul. That’s where Catholic radio Read more

Pope Benedict in digital difficulty

Friday, September 14th, 2012

An Italian company “Reputation Manager” has published a study claiming to show that Pope Benedict is having difficulty on the Web getting his message across. The study, published on “Expansion”, shows that unlike the Dalai Lama, almost half of the Holy Father’s online content has a ‘negative tone’ and a ‘prejudicial impact’. The research was Read more

Vatican juggles communications to use new technologies

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Vatican radio is reducing is use of Short and Medium Wave radio transmissions to most of Europe and the United States, and replace them with new communications technologies. The move, announced by Director General of Vatican Radio, Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, is to happen on July 1. Lombardi said newer developments in communications technology meant Read more

Dolan outlines creative New Evangelization strategy to pope

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Cardinal designate Timothy Dolan told the pope and assembled cardinals the Catholic Church needed a “creative strategy” and can be made more exciting by using 140 characters (Twitter) and less. “We know that the Church has lost some of its pizzazz,” Dolan said. “We have to refresh and rekindle that faith.” Pope Benedict chose Dolan to Read more

Catholic women need thick skins online

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Online misogyny is currently hitting the headlines, with prominent women columnists testifying to an unrelenting tide of sexually motivated aggression. It’s a narrative with which I have an enormous amount of sympathy, for as a female blogger I find that my comments box fills up with remarks of a sexually abusive nature with alarming alacrity. Read more

New Models of the Church in a New Media World

Friday, August 12th, 2011

In his seminal 1974 book Models of the Church, theologian Avery Dulles offered five paradigms, or “models,” each of which called attention to certain aspects of the worldwide Christian church. The church, Dulles wrote, is in essence a mystery — a reality of which we cannot speak directly. Thus we must draw on analogies to Read more

A digital strategy for American Catholic dioceses

Friday, August 5th, 2011

For a variety of reasons, coherent approaches to life in the digital age remain elusive, especially for major, culturally significant institutions. And among America’s great institutions, the Catholic Church looms large as another arena for the reconciling of our physical and digital experiences. The American Catholic Church represents nearly a quarter of the population; some Read more