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Friday, March 26, 2010

Using Web 2.0 to attract vocations

One U.S. diocese is using social media to reach young people and get them to think about vocations, whether to the priesthood, religious life or married life.

The Catholic News Agency has a story today about the Diocese of Columbus' Vocations Office, which recently launched a Facebook application called Face Forward Columbus.

“Our responsibility is to preach the Good News wherever people are gathered. Kids are now gathering out on cyberspace, making it the new town square. We need to be in that town square interacting.” Father Jeff Coning, vocations director for the diocese, told CNA. “Kids are now gathering out on cyberspace, making it the new town square. We need to be in that town square interacting.”

In addition to the Facebook page, the diocese has a Face Forward Columbus blog and its own Face Forward YouTube channel.

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