What happened when a church opened its doors during the Super Bowl

Remember St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis?  They launched an extraordinary hospitality campaign during the Super Bowl, opening their doors to anyone and everyone. How’d it go? Take a look. [Read more...]

How’s this for a great use of social media by the Church?

A friend in Florida forwarded this to me, and I was instantly impressed. It’s a Christmas greeting from Bishop John Noonan of Orlando, evidently sent to everyone in the diocese who is on their e-mail list.  What a great way to communicate with the flock, using a 21st century tool to help spread the message [Read More...]

Let there be lights: pope uses tablet to light world’s largest Christmas tree

You can read all about it here. Evidently, he opted for a Sony S, rather than iPad which he’d used earlier in the year. See for yourself below. [Read more...]

Looking for the perfect gift? Look no further

From the Archdiocese of Washington, a nifty ad campaign debuts on TV tonight.  See below. For more, check out the website: FindThePerfectGift.org., which lists ideas for finding a parish or finding ways to get more involved with the faith. [Read more...]

Let the fire fall: a new iPhone app may help

How about a little digital evangelization that can — almost literally — spark your spirit? Check this out: Catholics now have a sure-fire way to know when their religious fervor needs some rekindling. A new iPhone application gaining popularity across the country tracks users’ religious activity — everything from reading Scriptures to posting prayers — [Read More...]

What are we? This video answers that question. Brilliantly.

I just love this.   Watch it and share it. UPDATE: For those who have asked, this link has the lyrics.  The song is “All We Are” by Sugarland. A snip: Fire like lightnin’ Burning up the night Smoke horizon Won’t give up the fight Where deep inside, you can hear that call Wakin’ your heart, [Read More...]

Bus ad of the day

From my old colleagues here. Click to enlarge. Spotted last night in Forest Hills, Queens. [Read more...]

Your morning kick-start

Padre Steve Leake, of the fine Da Mihi Animas blog, alerted me to some wonderful work being done by the young men in his Salesian formation program: a media ministry that’s spreading the Good News through modern media like YouTube. These guys have their very own Facebook page and have already produced some snazzy videos. [Read More...]


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