CARA Study Shows Me Why Social Media Matters

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...]

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Don’t Be a Google Ad… Or Do…

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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Does Oversharing Online Scar Our Kids?

CNN has an interesting feature online today about whether or not we — as parents — are “oversharing” our children’s lives on social media. Read the entire article, but my favorite portion of the feature was this video interview with Blake Wilson, a.k.a. “Bat Dad”: Having just returned from a long weekend with my adorable [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Pope Francis on Social Communications

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...]

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Hey Mark Shea Groupies: Line Up and “Like”

Actually, you can get in line behind me. I’m a fangirl. Mark’s now got a “page” on Facebook where you can keep in touch with all of his writing and speaking. Of course, my favorite part… The cover photo: A question for you: What are some of your favorite “pages” to follow on Facebook? [Read more...]

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The New Media in Pope Francis’ Vatican

From L’Osservatore Romano via News.va: “More than 9,300,000 followers and, thanks to retweets, at least 60,000 million people on their smartphones and tablets are reached by the Holy Father’s tweets”; as well as the “10,260,000 people every month who visit our pages in the various languages through the portal www.news.va via Facebook”. These are Pope Francis’ [Read More...]

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World Travelers and What Would You Ask the Pope?

A humongous thanks to my good friends at SQPN’s Catholic Weekend for their kind invitation to be a part of their most recent episode. Among other things, we discuss my upcoming trip with Catholic Relief Services to Rwanda. Watch all of the fun here and check out the links in the show notes here. You guys [Read More...]

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