Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

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:New look sought for abortion servicesPelosi says ban on federal abortion funding will 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 tweetBishop Basil Meeking emeritus bishop 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…Bishop Basil Meeking emeritus bishop of Christchurch R.I.PTwitter deletes Irish bishop’s tweetChinese bishop has resigned before renewal of…

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

Pope’s Twitter followers hit 35 million

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Pope Francis’s use of social networking tools has seen him attract 35 million Twitter followers. Launched by Benedict XVI in December 2012, the account is available in nine languages. Since taking over the @Pontifex account, Francis’s followers have grown steadily, especially in English, which has 11 million followers. There are a further 13 million Spanish language Read more

Pope’s environment encyclical release on June 16: Report

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Pope Francis’s much anticipated encyclical on the environment will be titled “Laudato Sii” (Praised Be) and will be released on June 16, a report states. A Twitter posting by a Spanish journalist from an event at the Vatican publishing house responsible for printing official documents revealed the information. The encyclical will be given an Italian Read more