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Maximize Evangelizing With Your Content

As the saying goes . . . content is king.  We know that content is what gets attention, provides exposure, and gets you in front of an audience.  It’s important to maximize that attentive opportunity.  Content whether it be a photos, a video, a blog post, etc. all provide a great opportunity for evangelizing much [...]

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Publishing Under Creative Commons: A Primer for Parishes and Dicoeses

Last week the Catholic Twittersphere erupted when both the Vatican and the USCCB demanded that blogger Brandon Vogt remove e-book versions of Pope Francis’ encyclical Lumen Fidei from his web site. Brandon had converted the encyclical into a variety of formats, including Kindle, iPad, and Nook, and was making them freely available so that people could access the [...]

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Oh, The Tangled Web: Understanding Facebook Page Insights

So you’ve taken the time to set up your parish Facebook Page.  You’ve got some “likes” and are posting away.  It’s been fun and exciting, and now you might be wondering what the “pay offs” are and how to actually gauge the performance.  I was thinking this myself the other night.  I’ve been very pleased with [...]

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Google+ Pages Part II: Why You Should Have One

So Google+ Pages went live this past week.  Someone in your parish office or a parishioner might even suggested that your parish set one up.  Then the thought comes to your mind, “Well, we have that Facebook page they told us we should get; why do we need another one somewhere else?”  Good question, and [...]

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You Gotta: Understanding Why Tech Makes Sense In Catholic Parishes

I’m sure there are Pastors out there getting the constant barrage of “we gotta be on Facebook”, “we gotta be on Twitter”, “we gotta get a better website”, so forth and so on.  I’m also sure that many Pastors are also similarly asking “Why?” which is where the conversation is often taking a “nose-dive”.  I [...]

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Go, Tweet It On The Mountain: Understanding How To use Twitter

Go, Tweet It On The Mountain: Understanding How To use Twitter

One of my favorite hymns (especially at Christmas) is “Go Tell It On The Mountain”.  In the olden days, going to a high place and yelling good news was a way to be heard over a large distance.  Compare this to everyone standing in a crowd and just yelling.  You’d never really be heard.  It’s [...]

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Keeping It Grounded: The Role Of Tech In The Church

Keeping It Grounded: The Role Of Tech In The Church

When it comes to technology, we do a great job of telling people what they should get.  But we don’t often do such as great job of explaining why.   So we can tell Catholics and parishes all these great things they should get and do, but it’s time to back track a bit to [...]

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Let Us . . . Facebook: Creating a Parish Facebook Page

Let Us . . . Facebook: Creating a Parish Facebook Page

So you want to create a Facebook page for your parish.  You may even be wondering why you are really creating one.  How do you do it?  Who will maintain it?  What do you post to it?  All are valid questions that will be touched on. First, a Facebook page provides a parish with several [...]

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Facebook: Anathema?

Twitter was abuzz last week with word that a Chicago parish had warned parishioners against using Facebook, MySpace, and other social media tools. According to the parish bulletin Facebook and other social media violate a person’s privacy as it encourages young people a message to ‘Publicize yourself!’ The problem with this is that one’s pictures, [...]

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3 Evangelization Lessons from Super Bowl Commercials

Reflecting on Sunday’s big game (go Packers!) and the attendant commercials, I realized that there are some lessons for the Church and how we promote our message in the public square: Don’t be afraid to tag along. Using Twitter during a major even like the Super Bowl is always fun — but Amazon also used [...]

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