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Monday, January 25, 2010

Pope urges priests to get on Internet

In a preview of his May World Day of Communications message, Pope Benedict XVI urged priests to use modern social media to reach their flocks.

In releasing the message on Jan. 24, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron of journalists, he said:

"Using new communication technologies, priests ... must learn, from the time of their formation, how to use these technologies in a competent and appropriate way, shaped by sound theological insights and reflecting a strong priestly spirituality grounded in constant dialogue with the Lord. Yet priests present in the world of digital communications should be less notable for their media savvy than for their priestly heart, their closeness to Christ. This will not only enliven their pastoral outreach, but also will give a 'soul' to the fabric of communications that makes up the Web."

1 comment:

  1. A few great examples...

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    http://donotbediscouraged.blogspot.com/

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