• Bishops are using the Web to get their message out

    Bishops are using the Web to get their message out

    • Oct 8, 2015

    ROME — Almost since it was announced, the two-stage Synod of Bishops on the family has been a magnet for conspiracy theories. One of the most popular is that because the Vatican doesn’t provide texts or transcripts for what bishops say, somehow the message is being massaged. In the age

  • 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

  • Excerpt from ‘The Tweetable Pope’ / Chapter 10: The Devil

    • Sep 9, 2015

      A new book by Crux national reporter Michael O’Loughlin, “The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revelation in 140 Characters,” examines the mission of Pope Francis through his extensive use of social media. Chapters cover topics such as gossip, sports, work, and diplomacy. The book was released Sept. 8. In this excerpt,

  • The pope is coming; bishops, start your tweets

    • May 29, 2015

    Archbishop John Wester noticed the priest he was talking to was distracted. Intrigued, Wester asked him what he was up to. The priest explained that his nephew had created a new online communication tool, and they were sharing short messages with one another, about where they were, what they were

  • 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