Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Facebook is Catholic and Twitter is Protestant, priest says Comments 0

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Facebook is Catholic and Twitter is Protestant, according to a UK Catholic priest and moral theologian. Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith wrote that for “a digital illustration of respective theological worldviews, look at the two giants of social media”. The priest wrote that Facebook is “cheerful, friendly, conciliatory” and “tells the faithful how they must proceed step Read more

Twitter reveals top 100 ideas for Lent 2015 Comments 0

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Nearly one in five Americans observed Lent last year. This year, more than 400,000 tweeted about their fast. Food and technology remained the most popular categories that tweeting Americans reported giving up in 2015. The top five choices: School, chocolate, Twitter, alcohol, and social networking All ideas consistently popular for Christians since Smith began using Read more

First selfies of Benedict XVI now on social networks Comments 0

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks. The photo was shared by Gianluca Barile on his Twitter account on September 11 and is the first known selfie in which the retired Pontiff has appeared. Hours later, Barile published a second selfie of Benedict XVI. “There’s two, not Read more

Irish priest popular in social media with pulpit selfie Comments 1

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

An Irish priest has taken a selfie in the pulpit and is using the image to spread the Gospel through social media. Fr Gabriel Egan took the selfie standing in the pulpit at the Redemptorist church at Mount St Alphonsus in Ireland during a solemn Novena. It has been seen by more than 200,000 people, Read more

The Pope tweets, the Internet freaks Comments 0

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The remarkable thing about Francis is not that he’s fundamentally changing the theology of the Church, nor that he’s carving out a space for the pope as a heavyweight in the economics public sphere. It’s that he’s consistently able to match the themes that animate his spirituality and faith with issues that people around the Read more

Papal inequality tweet sends right-wing commentators into flap Comments 1

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Pope Francis has put out a tweet against inequality which has conservative economic commentators fuming. On April 28, Pope Francis posted to his Twitter feed: “Iniquitas radix malorum.” In English this translates to “Inequality is the root of social evil”. The papal tweet came only days after French economist Thomas Picketty’s bestseller “Capital in the Read more

Man tweets Bible in three years Comments 0

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

It took Chris Juby, the Director of Worship at King’s Church in Durham, England exactly three years and three months to summarise the entire Bible into 1,189 tweets. He, says that he won’t be tweeting from @biblesummary any longer. There were times during Juby’s Twitter journey through the Bible when he didn’t know if he would make Read more

Vatican says Jesus Christ tweeted before there was Twitter Comments 0

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Jesus Christ was the world’s first tweeter because his pronouncements were “brief and full of meaning”, Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said Wednesday. Christ “used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like ‘Love one another’”, said Ravasi, the Vatican’s equivalent of a culture minister. “A bit like in Read more

Papal reform appointment in tweeting trouble Comments 0

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Another controversy has broken out in Italy over one of Pope Francis’s appointments — this time laywoman Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, a member of the new papal reform commission to study the Vatican’s economic and administrative structures. The 30-year-old Catholic, of Italian-Egyptian parentage, is a communications expert employed as a management consultant by multinational Ernst & Read more

Indulgences for WYD — even through Twitter Comments 0

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Pope Francis has said Catholics can earn a plenary indulgence by participating in World Youth Day activities — even through Twitter or other social media. Those who attend the July 23-28 WYD event in Brazil may obtain the indulgence, “once a day and under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer in accordance Read more