Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Yes, God will judge you for your Tweets.

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

It seems like a lot of what some prominent lay Catholics say  in their tweets is very much the anti-Gospel. A lot of what they say is meant to inflame and enrage rather than enlighten and console. How should we react to that? Read more Related Posts:Biden attends church: Trump goes golfingPriest jailed for vandalizing Read more

Catholics ‘certainly’ respond to US Bishops on parody Twitter account

Monday, April 19th, 2021
Catholics share experiences on Twitter

Catholics have taken to Twitter to share personal stories of their church experiences, and many of the tales are not positive. A Twitter account was initially created as a parody of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. But it has taken on a new meaning with two invitations for Catholics. In one tweet, it asked Read more

Twitter deletes Irish bishop’s tweet

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

An Irish Catholic bishop’s tweet about assisted suicide has been restored after Twitter deleted it. Twitter said  the tweet was removed for “violating our rules against promoting or encouraging suicide or self-harm.” In his 31 January 2021 tweet, Bishop Kevin Doran expressed opposition to efforts to legalize assisted suicide in Ireland. “There is dignity in Read more

Controversial letter spotlights Pell prison behaviour

Monday, August 12th, 2019

A letter purporting to be from disgraced Australian cardinal George Pell to his supporters has been posted on Twitter. The full text of the letter dated 1 August was posted last Friday evening by the ‘Cardinal George Pell Supporters’ Twitter account. Prison authorities are investigating whether Pell broke Melbourne Assessment Prison rules by posting the Read more

Archbishop deletes tweets attacking Trump

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Texan archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller has deleted his tweets attacking President Donald Trump because they “were not focused on the issues but on an individual.” He had posted several tweets to Trump after Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas where 22 people were killed. Garcia-Siller was one of many people who, in the aftermath of Read more

Twitter moves to curb hate speech based on religion

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Twitter is moving to filter out inappropriate content based on religion as part of its effort to curb hate speech. In a policy update on Tuesday, Twitter said it would take down “dehumanising language” that targets specific religious groups. Examples of the type of language that would be removed would be the description of a Read more

Why did Twitter remove Mother Teresa abortion quote?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A tweet containing a Mother Teresa quote, “Abortion is profoundly anti-woman. Three-quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.” was removed immediately. The graphic purportedly violated Twitter’s “health and pharmaceutical products and services policy.” Read more Related Posts:False claims that Mother Teresa is Dr Anthony Fauci’s motherNew look sought for Read more

Bishop gives up Twitter – it was an occasion of sin

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:Same-sex civil unions supported by Pope FrancisTwitter deletes Irish bishop’s tweetCatholics ‘certainly’ respond to US Read more

Bishop calls Twitter an ‘occasion of sin’

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Bishop Thomas Tobin says Twitter is a major distraction,an obstacle to his spiritual life and provides an “occasion of sin” for himself and others. Read more Related Posts:Firestorm on Twitter in Spain after calls for…Twitter deletes Irish bishop’s tweetSame-sex civil unions supported by Pope FrancisSynodality is Pope Francis’ vehicle for changing the church

Social media conversation opens on contraception, Humanae Vitae

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

A month-long social media conversation on Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) began this week. The conversation, which will be facilitated by the United States Diocese of Arlington, is open to all. Its focus is on the encyclical which reaffirms artificial birth control is “intrinsically wrong”. People interested in participating can follow Read more