Word On Fire At the Congress and In the Blogosphere

David Oatney Catholic Blogs, New Evangelization, Priesthood

A big part of the reason that Bishop Richard Stika authorized the creation of Life at 25 was to spread the message of the Diocese of Knoxville’s 25th Anniversary and of the growth of East Tennessee’s Catholic community through the means of the internet and new media. While I am not certain how often His Excellency reads this blog, I …

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use the internet.

Deacon Scott Maentz Catholic Blogs, New Evangelization

Yesterday I was privileged to spend some time with my friend and fellow blogger, The Ironic Catholic. Part of our conversation centered around the so-called “New Evangelization” and how it relates to social media. I say “so-called” because in many ways the New Evangelization is the same as the old. While we ought not overlook the great opportunity to communicate …

Vatican II & Social Communication

Deacon Scott Maentz Uncategorized

The second document from the Second Vatican Council is one of the shorter ones produced by the council fathers, but for those of us who work in in the realm of new media, and even older forms of the mass media, it is critically important. In rereading this document it is clear to me that the council fathers were truly …

Minor Revisions

Deacon Scott Maentz Catholic Blogs, New Evangelization, Year of Faith

Jennifer Fulwiler went from being an Atheist to a Catholic and now writes at the blog Conversion Diary. She has recently been part of her own reality show entitled, Minor Revisions. Both the show and her blog are well worth your time during the Year of Faith. My favorite part, is when Jen and her dad go after a wasp.

The Pope Tweets!

Deacon Scott Maentz New Evangelization, Year of Faith

You may have heard that the pope has entered the world of Twitter. While I am certain that many of you are not currently on the Twitter and likely never will be, I thought you might be interested in the first message from Benedict XVI, tweeted this morning, concerning the Year of Faith. Dear friends, I am pleased to get …