Tag Archives: New Evangelization

Interview with the Imagine Sisters Movement

One of the most exciting and re-energizing organizations I’ve come across is The Imagine Sisters Movement—inspiring and supporting vocations to Catholic women’s religious life. When it comes to the New Evangelization, they’re simply doing it right. Their content speaks to all generations, their web presence is outstanding, and their graphic design and videography is clean […]

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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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Are You Really Sure Your Parish Owns Your Twitter Account: The Importance of Tech Policies

It’s nice to see so many parishes embracing social media and establishing accounts on services like Twitter and building Facebook Pages.  As I look at various parish websites that have staff email addresses posted I have noticed that many are obviously personal addresses (i.e. @Yahoo.com, @Live.com, etc.) I wonder how many parishes have a technology, […]

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Notable Parish Websites

The Parish Website is becoming more and more common.  Most parishioners think the parish needs one, and most Pastors want one.  I’m a firm believer that every parish should have a website.  It’s my firm belief that the parish website’s purpose is to serve as a community hub and 24/7 extension of your parish office. […]

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Why I Unliked Your Facebook Page: Top 5 Admin Mistakes

Facebook pages can have great uses for our parishes, and any Facebook user has probably ‘Liked’ a page or two.  As ‘Admins’ of those pages we know we need to get those ‘Likes’ right?  And building the number of those ‘Likes’ is paramount often times for us too.  But have you ever wondered why someone […]

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Electronic Outreach Director Thomas Sanjurjo – Catholic Spotlight Interview

Electronic Outreach Director Thomas Sanjurjo – Catholic Spotlight Interview

Editor’s Note:  This blog post originally appeared in Lisa Hendey’s CatholicMom.com site.  It highlight’s a wonderful example of New Media in a Church.  Its a great model for every church to consider!  – Joe   I recently came across a tech blog announcement about the hiring of Thomas Sanjurjo as “Electronic Outreach Director” at Nativity […]

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Book Review: The Church and New Media by Brandon Vogt

I’ll get to the bottom line first: Brandon Vogt has edited one of the most important books on Catholics in the online world — not so much because of its ruminations on the Church’s understanding of social communications; not because it shows how to set up a blog or Facebook page (it would quickly be out of date […]

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To 3G Or Not 3G In a Tablet?

To 3G Or Not 3G In a Tablet?

Ok.  First, I know, there’s 4G also.  This will be about whatever number ‘G’ is available at this particular minute in the tech world since by the time you read this we may in fact be at 10G. Anyway, signal type for the delivery of data over the air is becoming more and more confusing […]

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40 Days in the Technological Desert

It’s only been a few weeks since Lent ended. We went through 40 days of fasting, abstinence and penance; and hopefully some of us experienced renewal in a great way. There were some who gave up sweets, or beer, or meat, and some of us decided to go hard core giving up more than one thing while promising all kinds of new resolutions for the Lenten season.

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Pope Benedict announces next synod to be on ‘New Evangelization’

Pope Benedict announces next synod to be on ‘New Evangelization’

At the close of the Middle-East Synod this past weekend, Pope Benedict XVI announced that the theme for the next Synod of Bishops would be ‘New Evangelization’. From Zenit: The Pope made the announcement today at the closing Mass of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, and repeated it […]

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