Will the Vatican Establish a Secretariat for Communications? And What Would That Mean for Bloggers?

Attendees at the Vatican Blog Meeting May 2, 2011

News this morning out of Rome:  Giacomo Galeazzi, writing for Vatican Insider, reports that the Vatican is considering establishment of a Secretariat for Communications, which would be a dicastery of the Roman Curia having oversight responsibility similar to that of the newly established Secretariat for the Economy.If the Secretariat is established, it will be a centralized structure which would coordinate offices including the Vatican Press Office, the Pontifical Council for Social … [Read more...]

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BLOGGER SELFIE: Why I Write, What I Write, When I Write

Here I am--participating in the #mywritingprocess blog tour!Elizabeth Duffy got me into this.  Well, actually, she tagged me, but she'd been tagged by someone else, who'd been tagged by someone else....  Check out the hashtag #mywritingprocess over on Twitter to see the long list of writers who have paused this week to chat about WHAT they write, WHY they write, and HOW they do it.Elizabeth, whose blog appears on Patheos' Catholic Channel,  got the ball rolling, answering four questions a … [Read more...]

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BITTERSWEET NOSTALGIA

Time flies.  I’m loathe to launch my new blog—to which I hope thoughtful readers might turn for a smile or a spot of news—with a cliché. Were I in my 20s (or even my early 30s) with a smaller stash of memories and a longer lifeline looming ahead, I might abandon the truism altogether.Fact is, though, time’s a wastin’. I have wanted to write but have put it off for countless reasons: teaching children to read; going to church; working overtime; watching Jeopardy to get pointers so I can win a … [Read more...]

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