Facebook Is Catholic, Twitter Is Protestant?

Really? Is Facebook Catholic?That's the analysis offered by British moral theologian Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith, who thinks that Twitter, conversely, is decidedly Protestant. The two social media platforms each illustrate digitally a theological worldview which corresponds to Catholicism or Protestantism.Father Lucie-Smith's full article will be published tomorrow in the Catholic Herald. As a teaser, the Herald offers this: In the article, he likens Twitter to Protestantism, saying: … [Read more...]

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CALL NO MAN FATHER: At Facebook, Priests – NO; Cross-Dressers – YES.

Last month, the social media giant Facebook cracked down on Catholic clergy, aggressively implementing its longstanding policy which forbids the use of titles or honorifics, forcing priests to remove the title "Father" before their user profile names.The policy is not new; The "Identity and Privacy" policy on Facebook's webpage explains: On Facebook people connect using their real names and identities. In the Help Center, there's a longer explanation of that policy (emphasis … [Read more...]

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Facebook vs. the Good Book: Which Is More Popular?

FACEBOOK is ten years old, and the social media giant is celebrating—offering minute-long videos commemorating its users' experience on-line. The Facebook videos are popular this week, with people commenting on what they've learned about friends they know only through the Interwebs. Facebook has an estimated 757 million daily users—some 143 million in the United States and Canada.One interesting factoid uncovered by Associated Press:  About 400 billion photos have been shared on Facebook. Tha … [Read more...]

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