Instagram Exemplars: Who the Vatican Follows Instagram Account

The Instagram account has quickly become one of my favorites to follow. I’m not sure who’s behind the camera, but they have quite and eye. A recent great example was this shot of Pope Benedict receiving the statue of Our Lady of Fatima: Wow! So I was perusing the Vatican account and took note of [Read More...]

CARA Study Shows Me Why Social Media Matters

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Carol Zimmermann of Catholic News Service recently wrote a great article which gave an overview of this year’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate report to Catholic press on the current state of communications efforts in the Catholic Church: Most U.S. Catholics are not looking for spirituality online, in fact, half of them are [Read More...]

Daughters of St. Paul Host “Webathon” to Highlight Media Evangelization


You have to love holy Sisters who “get” using technology and the latest media tools in the New Evangelization. And such is the case with the Daughters of St. Paul — they are constantly raising the bar for new and innovative ways to share the Good News of the Gospel. So that’s why we need [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Barron to Keynote at Religious Education Congress

Fr. Robert Barron

News out from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that Fr. Robert Barron will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Religious Education Congress in Anaheim: The 2014 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is only five months away! Our Congress Keynote has been announced: Rev. Robert Barron will present “Hope to Set the World Afire” on Saturday, [Read More...]

I’m Saving to Bid on a Holy Harley

I'm Saving to Bid on a Holy Harley

Out from The Telegraph this weekend, news that Pope Francis intends to donate his recently received Harley Davidson motorcycle to benefit a Caritas-run soup kitchen: The motorbike presented to the Pope will be auctioned to raise money for refurbishment at the hostel and soup kitchen run by charity Caritas near Rome’s Termini station. Caritas Roma [Read More...]

FOCUS Seeks Top 30 Young Catholics Under 30


If I’m looking to get stuff done quickly that involves crowdsourcing, I turn first and foremost to Twitter. In under five minutes, I can typically get my hands on great information and have fun doing it. This happened yesterday, when I received a tweet from Kevin Cotter of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students: [Read More...]

Is Pope Francis’ Accessibility a Good Thing or a Disaster?

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If you’re paying attention today amidst all of the government shutdown stuff, you’ve likely heard the scuttlebutt about Pope Francis’ most recent media interview. You’ll find the English translation of his chat with La Repubblica’s founder, Eugenio Scalfari — an atheist — on the Culture page at La Repubblica. The Catholic blogosphere is once again abuzz, [Read More...]

Free Webinar: Catholics Going Mobile


Next up in Ave Maria Press’ ongoing Professional Development Webinar Series is a terrific (and free!) presentation for anyone who is interested in using the tools of technology in the New Evangelization. Here’s the blueprint from Ave Maria Press: A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that over 90% of American adults use [Read More...]

Church Leaders Confront “Virtual Reality”


Following on the heels of last week’s plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, a variety of familiar faces including Msgr. Tighe, Greg Erlandson and Fr. Thomas Rosica address the challenges faced by an incarnational Church coexisting in a digital world in this video from Catholic News Service. [Read more...]