Meet "Fr. Gadget" and his iPad

Remember when priests never went anywhere without a breviary? Here’s the 21st century (Anglican) version, from the BBC: A parish priest is turning heads by using the latest technology to help communicate with his flock. Father David Matthews, who jokingly calls himself “Father Gadget”, uses an iPad for readings, prayers and music. The Church in [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“There exists a Christian way of being present in the digital world: this takes the form of a communication which is honest and open, responsible and respectful of others. To proclaim the Gospel through the new media means not only to insert expressly religious content into different media platforms, but also to witness consistently, in [Read More...]

Blogging, to the Max

Max Lindenman, that is. The ham-on-wry (and wouldn’t his Jewish ancestors love that?) who gained a loyal following as sub-Anchoress when Elizabeth was tied up in Rome now has a blog of his own, right here at Patheos, called “Diary of a Wimpy Catholic.” From his first post — which begins, aptly enough, with a [Read More...]

The Anchoress meets the Church Whisperer

Two people I’m proud to call colleagues and friends: Elizabeth Scalia and Rocco Palmo, together at last, at the big Rome blogfest earlier this week. Elizabeth promises to post more news soon.  Meantime, you can catch up a little right here. [Read more...]

Quote of the day

“Even as more-mainstream media outlets attempt to downplay blogs and blogging as being a force for nothing much beyond self-promotion, the pope has been ahead of the curve, urging priests, religious and lay folk to embrace social media as a powerful means of evangelization, and a source of Catholic clarity in a very noisy, confused [Read More...]

Live from Rome

Plucky Elizabeth Scalia nabbed a seat near the festivities and has been live-blogging the big event. Check out her impressions, updated throughout the day, over at The Anchoress. [Read more...]

Feel like turning over the tables in the temple? Read this first

John Martens at America’s blog “The Good Word” has a few good words for those who consider themselves the next John the Baptist — or even the next Jesus: John the Baptist was a prophet and Jesus is considered by Christians to be both God and man, the Messiah, Lord, who will come again in [Read More...]

Top 50 blogs for seminarians

Well, whataya know? A website has decided to put together a handy list for seminarians of all faiths who are hunting online for information and news about religion and religious formation — and Your Humble Blogger merited a mention. Visit the site, Theology Degrees, to see who else is on their list.  You’ll find a [Read More...]

"The cult of celebrity is poison…"

“The cult of celebrity is poison. People need to stop hoisting aloft every internet chatterer who thinks God has given him the power of excommunication against those who don’t happen to know their suffocating small constellation of shibboleths. Read and heed. We internet loudmouths are not to be obeyed like bishops. When one of us [Read More...]

Please: think before you post

A gentle reminder: there are guidelines for posting comments.  Please make yourself familiar with them. Any comments that use slurs involving someone’s race, religion, political ideology or sexual orientation will be automatically deleted. Thank you for your cooperation. Dcn. G. [Read more...]