Finger on the “Block” Button: Shall I Close the Combox?

Social media is the best thing since sliced bread! Through my blog, through Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn, I've met new people and made new friends. We've exchanged ideas, shared photos and celebrations and prayers, and have sometimes persuaded one another to consider a different perspective.But I've had a hard time lately wading through the debris of the combox. The constant haranguing and name-calling and mocking that goes on under the guise of "smart speech" is like so much … [Read more...]

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Does Social Media Drown Out God? Or Does It Draw You Closer?

Social media is drowning out God.  Young people need to find silence away from the constant "noise" of social media in order to encounter Him.That's the warning from Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.  Speaking to youth at Invocation 2014, a British discernment retreat for young people on July 4-6, the archbishop said: "Today there is so much noise, with social media, we don't understand the value of silence....  We go a … [Read more...]

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My Interview With Kevin Knight, Humble King of the Catholic Blogosphere

I first met Kevin Knight a few years ago, when he and I were both attending a conference of the Catholic Marketing Network.  I think we were in Chicago, but Kevin may step in to correct that--we met in some hotel lobby, then spent a little time chatting in the bar. A few years later, we met again--this time in Baltimore for the Bishops and Bloggers Meeting, hosted by USCCB in conjunction with their General Assembly.  (Check out that photo, below.) *     *     *     *     * Anyway, Kevin told m … [Read more...]

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