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Facebook: Oblates of St. Benedict?

At the last meeting a number of Oblates came very early expecting Mass. They reported getting their information from a “Belmont Abbey Oblate Facebook page.” In discussing the various means of communication for the Oblate Program, the Abbot expressly forbid the use of Facebook in favor of a traditional website. We live in a country […]

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Church can learn social media tips from Jesus

Houston, Texas, Aug 18, 2014 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.It’s a difficult task to fit the entire Gospel into 140 characters or less. […]

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Pope Benedict will make Twitter debut with @pontifex

Vatican City, Dec 3, 2012 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope’s Twitter account will be @pontifex and will start on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Vatican representatives announced. The news of the 85-year-old tweeting came out weeks ago, but officials finally revealed the account’s name and that it will be […]

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Facebook pages on Christianity outrank pop stars in user activity

Denver, Colo., May 19, 2011 / 03:08 am (CNA).- Religious pages on Facebook attract significant engagement and pages about Jesus and the Bible recently beat out pop stars like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga in attracting user activity. The “Jesus Daily” page led user activity rankings, with nearly 2.3 million interactions in the week of […]

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Pope to Catholics online: It’s not just about hits

(AP) – January 24, 2011 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI told Catholic bloggers and Facebook and YouTube users Monday to be respectful of others when spreading the Gospel online and not to see their ultimate goal as getting as many online hits as possible. Echoing concerns in the U.S. about the need to […]

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Facebook friends no substitute for real ones, warns Pope

Philip Pullella Reuters News Agency VATICAN CITY—Pope Benedict gave a qualified blessing to social networking on Monday, praising its potential but warning that online friendships are no substitute for real human contact. The 83-year-old pontiff, who does not have his own Facebook account, set out his views in a message with a weighty title that […]

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Catholics weigh in on teens’ excessive use of Facebook, texting

Denver, Colo., Dec 7, 2010 / 02:52 am (CNA).- A new study linking teen’s excessive use of Facebook and texting to alcohol abuse and sexual activity has ignited discussion among Catholics as to whether or not the drastic rise in impersonal communication among young people can be seen as a good thing. But no matter […]

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Facebook feeds narcissism, survey says

A national study fresh out of SDSU is confirming that Generation Y really is Generation Me. The jaw-dropping conclusion? 57% of young people believe their generation uses social networking sites for self-promotion, narcissism and attention seeking. Jean Twenge, an SDSU Psychology Professor and co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, collaborated […]

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