Pope’s Twitter Success Praised as Evangelisation Breakthrough

CNA: Pope Benedict’s mass of 2.5 million followers in eight languages during his first month on Twitter has one Vatican priest calling the pontiff’s online presence “a new frontier” of evangelization. Father Paolo Padrini, a collaborator of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said it is good that the Pope has so many followers, but…

Are you on Twitter Yet?

Perhaps you should be? Wise are Church leaders who embrace social media and use it for the good of the Gospel. I once found myself laughing out aloud when I read a certain, err… shall we use that word and say, Church leader (?) in a letter to the people openly condemning blogs and the like. He huffed and puffed…

So, Have You Offended Anyone Yet?

Culture Watch Bill Muehlenberg’s commentary on issues of the day… OK, today’s question is this: have you managed to offend someone lately? And if not, why not? No, I am not being a smart-aleck here. These are actually legitimate questions. You see, here is a truism you can bank on: if you proclaim truth in…

Urbanisation and the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Town

Some population dynamics in Cape Town (where I stay) via The Southern Cross. The Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Town occupies an area of 30 842 square kms, but almost 90% of the population in this area live in the Cape Metropolitan Area (CMA), 2 159 square kms, or 7% of the geographic area. There is…

Ordinariate #NewEvangConf

The Ordinariate folk are having their New Evangelisation Conference today and are making full use of social media by posting regular updates on Twitter as things unfold. You can follow along here. Some interesting stuff.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl Starts Blogging

At Seek First the Kingdom: While I have enjoyed for many years writing articles and even doing a weekly television program, this is my first venture into the world of blogs. What I would like to do in this blog is to talk about our Catholic faith, what it teaches, why it is so important,…