The Church and New Media: About the Authors

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The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet
By Brandon Vogt

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Introduction, Conclusion, and Sidebars

Brandon VogtBrandon Vogt is a Catholic writer and speaker who blogs at The Thin Veil ( He writes on spirituality, technology, and social-justice, and features regular book reviews and weekly giveaways. He also manages the Church and New Media Blog and in May 2011 was invited to dialogue with Vatican officials and international bloggers on social media. He has been featured on EWTN radio, Relevant Radio, in the Our Sunday Visitor newsweekly, and many other publications. Brandon daylights as a mechanical engineer in Casselberry, FL, where he lives with his wife, Kathleen, and their two children, Isaiah and Teresa.

Read an interview with Brandon Vogt at Patheos here.

CH 1 // The Virtual Areopagus: Digital Dialogue with the Unchurched

Fr. Robert BarronFr. Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He's America's first podcasting priest and one of the world's most innovative teachers of Catholicism. His global, non-profit media ministry called Word On Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing emerging technologies to draw people into or back to the Faith. Fr. Barron is also the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, 10-part documentary series and study program about the Catholic Faith.

CH 2 // Into the Light: Sharing the Spiritual Journey

Jennifer FulwilerJennifer Fulwiler is a writer as well as the Director of Chaos Management for her growing family, which currently includes five children under the age of seven. Her writing has been published in over a dozen publications, including Inside Catholic, This Rock, Envoy and Our Sunday Visitor. She's been featured on EWTN television, EWTN radio, and the Relevant Radio network. She's also a columnist for Envoy magazine and a regular guest on EWTN Radio's SonRise Morning Show. In 2007 she became Catholic after a life of atheism. She's writing a book about her conversion experience, and blogs about faith and the joy of the Catholic life at

CH 3 // Speaking Their Language: Connecting With Young Adults

Marcel LeJeuneMarcel LeJeune is a husband, father of five, and the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M University, the largest campus ministry in the country. He is author of Set Free to Love: Lives Changed by the Theology of the Body (Servant Books) in addition to having articles published in various Catholic periodicals. He is a regular on several national radio programs and has been featured on EWTN Television. Marcel speaks around the country on different topics relating to the Catholic faith. You can find him online at

CH 4 // Modern Epistles: Blogging the Faith

Mark P. SheaMark P. Shea is the author of numerous books, including the Mary, Mother of the Son trilogy, Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did, and By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition. He blogs at

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