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  • How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

    How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

    Bishop Daniel Flores spoke on social media use at a press conference during the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” event on July 2 in Orlando, Florida. Joining him in the press conference were Dr. Hosffman Ospino, associate professor of theology and religious education at Boston College; Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory of Atlanta; and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

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  • Interested in Catholic reaction to Francis? Get off Twitter and into the trenches

    Interested in Catholic reaction to Francis? Get off Twitter and into the trenches

    If all you had to go by in judging Catholic reaction to Pope Francis were press treatments and social media, you’d think it’s an all-or-nothing war between devoted supporters and fanatical critics. In the trenches, however, what you find is a spirit of root enthusiasm and loyalty, tempered with a critical edge on specific points depending on what’s most important to a particular person.

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  • Stop sharing fake news, Filipino bishops implore

    Stop sharing fake news, Filipino bishops implore

    In a recent statement Filipino bishops urged Catholics “to rebut and refute falsehood” in the form of fake news, which has become a growing concern in the country as political parties wrestle to advance their agenda, including controversial President Rodrigo Duterte.

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  • Cloistered nuns on Facebook: What’s not to like?

    Cloistered nuns on Facebook: What’s not to like?

    The cloistered nuns at a convent inspired by St. Clare on the island of Sardinia are making a break with tradition. Through social media, the internet and an exhibit offering a peek into their lives, they are bursting out of their secluded convent in order to attract newcomers.

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  • The Perils of Sperm Donation 2.0

    The Perils of Sperm Donation 2.0

    There has been an explosion of new ways to donate and acquire sperm for artificial insemination. Particularly in the age of social media, conceiving children has become a business. Resisting this throwaway culture, the Church proposes a positive view of procreation’s connection to sexuality which understands children to be a gift, not something that we should have the freedom to purchase in a market.

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  • Re-tweeting, Liking, and Sharing the Good News

    Re-tweeting, Liking, and Sharing the Good News

    Pope Francis is relying on “a modern medium for an ancient Church” to accomplish one of the most important goals of his papacy: Creating a culture of dialogue and encounter. Twitter and other forms of social media is not without its troubles or temptations, but they can be used to help spread the the Church’s message of mercy.

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