What do the Old Spice Guy, Superman, And The Most Interesting Man in the World Have in Common?

What does this man: Have in common with this one: And him too? … they all love the new book The Church and New Media! I’m the author of the chapter on “Faithful Online Activism”. Order your paperback edition (we’re working with Amazon to get it re-stocked quickly!) or download it for $9.99 on the Kindle. You can browse the first batch of reviews here. Props to Spir... More

American Papist Baby Photo!

Last week I promised my twitter followers: Today, Dimas Rodeela, a Spanish-speaking tweeter from Munich, Germany put me over the top! .. which means I have no choice but to honor my promise. So here you go: … as you can tell from the Vatican flag I am proudly grasping, I was a papist from early on. I have another fun photo to share once my AmP Facebook fanpage crosses the 7,000 fans thr... More

German Website Offers “Rate-A-Priest” (and “Rate-A-Pope”)

The Catholic Church in Germany has been through a lot recently. A new website attempts to capitalize on the turmoil: You can rate your restaurant meal, your make-up, your teacher online and now in Germany your priest. Hirtenbarometer or the “shepherds’ barometer” is the first online platform where priests can be rated for their performance at church services, on projects for yo... More

Is Facebook Pro-Life? “I’m Expecting” Status Added For Parents!

Last week Facebook introduced an exciting new feature – expecting parents can add an unborn baby they are expecting to their family connections on Facebook! They can also add a photo, name, and due date for their not-yet-born child. Even more exciting was the reason why Facebook added this feature – because parents were already trying to figure out some way to share this type of good n... More

The Video You’ve Been Waiting For: Pope Benedict Tweets From His iPad!

Did you ever think you’d see this? Today the Vatican published www.News.Va. To celebrate, Pope Benedict sent out his first tweet (which, as you can see, I happily re-tweeted): Even more of a treat – this unedited video (via Rome Reports) of Pope Benedict sitting down to view the new Vatican news portal on an iPad: What a cool pope. ...READ MORE... More

Breaking: Vatican Releases New Website Design; www.news.va to Follow Soon!

Visit www.Vatican.va and you’ll see this! Also notable: the upper right corner features a link to www.News.va – the forthcoming official Vatican news portal that was previewed to those of us who attended the Vatican’s bloggers meeting in Rome recently. If you visit www.News.va you can sign up to be emailed when the site goes live: Rome Reports has a video explaining a few of th... More
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Offbeat: Too much Facebook gets Dominican nun dismissed?

There’s typically more to these stories than what we see in the press, but still: Maria Jesus Galan had 600 Facebook friends. She liked to communicate with them, to spread good news. However, her Facebook habit has lost her something very dear–her habit. Her fellow nuns reportedly claimed that Sister Maria’s Facebook activity “made life impossible.” She was therefore ... More

My belated comment on AOL/HuffPo [Updated]

A few days ago it was announced that AOL and Huffington Post will merge their operations, along with the more important point that HuffPo’s editorial philosophy will now influence AOL’s operations (including such entities that AOL owns such as Politics Daily) – in a phrase, AOL is being HuffPotized: According to AOL, the new combined media group will reach 117 million Americans a... More
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A Confession App… with an imprimatur!

Very cool, very useful. From the developer: Confession: A Roman Catholic App is Little iApps very first application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Developed for Catholics who frequent the sacrament and those who wish to return. With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to p... More

Today: “Ask Them What They Mean By ‘Choice’” Blog Day!

Jill Stanak is in the trenches responding creatively to NARAL’s annual “Blog for Choice” Day. Let’s overwhelm them with the question they refuse to answer! Today’s the day! 87 89 95 99 pro-life bloggers* have signed up to respond to NARAL’s “Blog for Choice Day” with our own “Ask Them What They MEAN By ‘CHOICE‘ Blog Day.” When you write something on your blo... More

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