Bishops urged to embrace social media to evangelize effectively

Image via Wikipedia Social media is not only here to stay but should be recognized and used as a "new form of pastoral ministry," U.S. bishops were told Nov. 15 in their annual meeting. "Social media is proving itself to be a force with which to be reckoned. If not, the church may be facing … Continue reading Bishops urged to embrace social media to evangelize effectively

The Rev. Robert Barron takes to TV, blogs, YouTube as a new-media Catholic priest

The Rev. Robert Barron, a Chicago-based Roman Catholic priest, has made himself a new-media messenger for the church, bringing a Catholic perspective to topics from “Avatar” to atheism to the use of steroids in baseball. The author of 10 books, he has posted more than 180 cultural commentaries on YouTube and delivers a weekly homily … Continue reading The Rev. Robert Barron takes to TV, blogs, YouTube as a new-media Catholic priest

Kudos to the Catholic Church…

...for the excellent job they are doing with the 'Catholics come home' campaign -- a great combination of traditional and new, online media. Discussing this with my good friend Jim Kelleher of Kelleher Creative in St. Louis, I was pleased to see the church hasn't lost it's sense of humor, either. For those of you … Continue reading Kudos to the Catholic Church…