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Your Parish: How To Get Started With An Online Initiative

The other night I participated in an interview for a Diocese publication.  I apologized to her as well because I am really bad at interviews.  Anyway, one of the questions she asked was, “What would you suggest for a parish just starting out?”  I have to admit that I was kind of taken back.  I […]

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#TheArtOfHashtagging

When I first started seeing hashtags I was probably like most in thinking they were just kind of silly.  I was wondering what could possibly be the benefit.  But once you click one or two you should immediately see some great possibilities as you are jettisoned into a whole new world of conversations taking place. […]

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Your Parish As The Light Of Christ Online

One of my favorite Catholic rituals is the candle lighting at the Easter Vigil.  A few years ago I witnessed this event in a somewhat large parish from a balcony.  The whole worship space was pitch black.  In comes the newly lit Pascal Candle down the main aisle.  Candles of those in the pews on […]

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Cyberbullying: What Parents Need To Know And How To Prevent It

If you weren’t aware, October has been National Anti-Bullying Month.   When I hear the word “bully”, it sometimes seems harmless.  I picture that kid on the movie A Christmas Story.  The truth is that it’s not harmless.  In recent years it’s even been taken to another level with technology to what is now called […]

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To: The Romans From: St. Paul

As the conversation continues about technology and the Church, those advocating it’s uses encounter a lot of objections.  The objections interestingly seem to be pretty consistent.  It came up again last night in a phone conversation and today online, and a question has been going through my mind for a while now . . . […]

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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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Lessons From a Minor Twitter Meme

Lessons From a Minor Twitter Meme

This weekend I had the opportunity to watch a Twitter meme blossom right before my eyes. On Friday afternoon, in response to a fellow Catholic who had asked “Can someone give me the link to the Catholic Rules For Twitter? I never read it and apparently missed the rule that joking isn’t allowed,” I replied […]

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CathTags – A Catholic hashtag proposal

An informal proposal regarding Catholic hashtags

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