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...]

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

Kevin Knight

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...]

FINALLY! Facebook Pulls the Plug on Anti-Christian Hate Group

Finally, Facebook has reversed its policy and barred the aggressively anti-Christian group "Virgin Mary Should've Aborted."After a determined effort by Carey Bogue, CEO of the pro-life organization Project Wildfire, Facebook finally removed the offensive page on Friday evening.Bogue pointed out, “This is not a First Amendment issue but rather an issue of FB’s own standards regarding Hate Speech. According to Facebook standards, ‘we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others bas … [Read more...]