• The ability to capture hearts and minds makes this papacy novel

    • Sep 9, 2015

    Speaking to a room full of religion reporters last month in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles Chaput rejected the notion that US bishops, perceived to be more concerned with abortion than with social justice, were somehow at odds with Pope Francis, who’s tended to stress the latter during his two and a

  • More ways to welcome Francis to the US: Record yourself

    • Jul 23, 2015

    With the papal visit to the United States now less than two months away, American Catholics are gearing up to greet Pope Francis in a myriad of creative ways. There’s Flat Francis popping up in every state in the union, murals being painted in Philadelphia, and Twitter training for bishops.

  • Twitter remembers Pope St. John Paul II: #StJP2WeLoveU

    • Oct 22, 2014

    The World Wide Web was invented during his papacy, but Twitter didn’t come along until nearly a year after his death. Nonetheless, Pope John Paul II, who traveled to the four corners of the earth to be closer to the faithful, would surely have appreciated the immediacy and global reach

  • Atheists tweet more often than Christians

    • Oct 3, 2014

    What does a map of the U.S. religious landscape look like in 140 characters? A new study of Twitter finds that self-identified religious users are more likely to tweet to members of their own faith than to members of a different one. The study examined people whose Twitter profiles identified

  • Pope Francis did a Google Hangout with students from five continents

    • Sep 4, 2014

    ROME — Pope Francis notched yet another first today, becoming the first pontiff, and for that matter the first head of state of any sort, to simultaneously speak with teenagers from around the world by holding a Google Hangout session with high schools from five continents. The pontiff was the