Looking for a Catholic Church? While technology has made this job much easier, it’s still a difficult task. In 2006, the USCCB reported that there were 18,992 parishes in the United States. Considering that new parishes are constantly being built, and older ones are closing or merging, it’s an enormous challenge keeping track of all this information.
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 […]
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, […]
So you are thinking of creating a blog for your parish and not really knowing how to start or what to “blog” about. Don’t feel like you are alone, we all started there. The one advantage faith bloggers have over all other bloggers . . . an endless supply of content. Ideas for blog posts […]
If you have felt lately like the world is turning into the “Jetsons” and moving at blazing speeds, you’re not alone. Many feel that way. And it can be kind of scary because we are doing things today in huge contrasts to what we are used to. We take a picture somewhere and share it […]
There’s obviously a lot of discussion and news about internet technologies. Many within the Catholic community are embracing social media and and social networking to share information, but many are missing the ability to reduce the costs of operating their parish. Let’s face it, a Church is not cheap to run. The revenue that comes […]
At the risk of upsetting a number of good Catholic bloggers (including some friends), I want to talk for a minute about the practice of adding “emphases and comments” to someone else’s work and uploading it as a blog post. [2010-12-10 Author’s note – I realize I was unclear here. I’m talking about copying most […]
During my webinar on parish Facebook pages last week I quoted this passage from Bishop Ron Herzog’s address on social media at the recent US bishop’s meeting: Although social media has been around for less than 10 years, it doesn’t have the makings of a fad. We’re being told that it is causing as fundamental […]