World Communications Day Message 2014: Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter

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I’ll be back later in the day to blog about what this particular document means to me, but for now, I simply invite you to read it in full here. If you hear a loud “Amen” being shouted from a room in Boston, that’s just me. LMH MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 48TH WORLD [Read More...]

Video: Pope Francis on Social Communications

A follow up to yesterday’s post on Pope Francis’ address to the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications: Video Link [Read more...]

Pope Francis on Social Communications

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Pope Francis’ address to the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications is “must read” material for those of us who blog, tweet, post to Facebook and love our Church. In these brief remarks Pope Francis helps place in proper priority our efforts to share our love for Jesus Christ in new and [Read More...]

KNXT TV: The Church and Social Media, Part 2 — Bishops and Bloggers

Forum for a Better Understanding

Yesterday, I shared with you Part 1 of the two part series recently recorded by KNXT in the Diocese of Fresno, featuring my friend Carson Weber and me speaking on the basics of Catholic social media. Remember that the emphasis in these programs is on giving an overview and also introducing basic concepts to people who may [Read More...]

KNXT TV: The Church and Social Media, Part 1

Forum for a Better Understanding

Today, I’m happy to share the first of two television episodes recently recorded in my home Diocese of Fresno at our diocesan owned television station, KNXT. My fellow guest for this program is the always awesome Carson Weber. Carson and I met with “Forum for a Better Understanding” host Jim Grant for two episodes on [Read More...]

The Pope Wrote Me (& You!) a Letter Today

My letter from Pope Benedict XVI

The Pope wrote me a letter today. Yes, you read that correctly. Today, I received a personal, emotional, instructive and wise missive from my Holy Father. It came in the form of this year’s message for the 47th World Communications Day. His letter had a descriptive title: Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new [Read More...]


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