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...]

If You Want to Walk in the Light…

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It’s already working. The Holy Father (aka “Pontifex”) is already reaching millions with his presence on Twitter. Today’s two tweets, timed in conjunction with the Wednesday audience, were destined perfectly for those of us desperately seeking answers in a time of national mourning. I’ve been carrying around a great personal weight today. I don’t feel [Read More...]

Pope Benedict XVI Sends First @Pontifex Tweet

First Tweet from @Pontifex by Pope Benedict XVI

It’s 3:01 am in California on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I just finished watching a historic moment as Pope Benedict XVI concluded today’s Wednesday audience with the first official tweets from his newly christened @Pontifex twitter account. Here’s how the moment played out on video: Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Tweet from [Read More...]

What Would You #AskPontifex? Tell Me & Win

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week (the same one my non-tweeting husband lives under), you’ve heard the exciting news that Pope Benedict XVI has officially launched his Twitter presence and that he will begin tweeting next week on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas and of [Read More...]

Why I #Gratefultweet

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For 424 days and counting, my friend @MattSwaim has been starting his social media days with a “#gratefultweet“. His first online communication of the day over at Twitter states — in 140 characters or less — something for which he is grateful. Sometimes the blessings are simple, other times more profound. Regardless, they never cease [Read More...]

Catholic Twitter’s Bieber — The Photo Journalism Edition

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan

A few day’s ago, I asked the lighthearted question, “Who’s Catholic Twitter’s Justin Bieber?” I actually meant the question seriously, and you actually treated it seriously by offering great suggestions of our own realm of social media influencers who have the capacity to “get stuff done” with 140 characters or less in a well timed [Read More...]

Who’s Catholic Twitter’s Justin Bieber?

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This article headline over at Mashable today caught my eye: New Jersey Governor Tweets at Justin Bieber for Help With Sandy Relief The article goes on to detail New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s recent Twitter efforts to raise needed support for those suffering the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy’s rage. I credit the Governor (or whatever [Read More...]


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