Scot Landry Provides Training and Template for Transforming Parish Communications

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Since I’ve spent over eight years serving in a part time and volunteer capacity at my parish as the webmaster, I know firsthand both the vast potential and the difficult perils that face parishes hoping to embrace social media in the New Evangelization. Here at the blog, I have the facility to be vastly more [Read More...]

Watching Our Actions and Words in the Digital Age

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In the past few days, I have been peripherally involved with three situations involving potential bad behavior. All three situations occurred in digital arenas. None of the three overtly said, “I am going to ____”, but each of them were phrases that indicated physical or emotional harm. And these weren’t kids cyberbullying. They were grown [Read More...]

#AskKidsPriv – Do Not Track Kids: Twitter Q&A TODAY at 2 pm ET

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From the USCCB affiliated website FaithandSafety.org: On Wednesday, April 9, there will be a Twitter Q&A and the topic is the bipartisan and bicameral “Do Not Track Kids Act” with Senator Markey & Congressman Barton. Their handles are @MarkeyMemo @RepJoeBarton. Join the chat at April 9, 2014 2 PM EDT. Use the hashtag #AskKidsPriv. See [Read More...]

Lent 2014 Ponderings: #Ashtag and the New Evangelization

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If you’re hanging out on Twitter today, or Instagram or Facebook for that matter, you’ll see plenty of “selfie” New Evangelization going on as folks share via the #ashtag hashtag. As I type this, #AshWednesday is even trending on Twitter: Why does this matter? Aren’t selfies with ashes just the same brand of self-centered behavior [Read More...]

Day of the #LittleWay Takes Twitter by Storm of Roses

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If you’re a Catholic on Twitter, do me a favor: Leave this post, and go immediately over to Twitter to use hashtag #LittleWay to share your small (or humongous) stories of faith. Then you’re welcome to come back here and to read the rest of this post. Why are you seeing #LittleWay so much on [Read More...]

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...]

Instagram Exemplars: Who the Vatican Follows

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The News.va 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...]

Don’t Be a Google Ad… Or Do…

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Plenty of my fellow blog readers enjoy using Google products and Google Plus, so I thought I’d share the warning that is making its way around the Internet about Google’s latest policy change to use our likeness in “shared endorsements”. This means that when you — as a Google user — +1 anything (the equivalent [Read More...]


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