Or as USA Today trumpets… “Holy tweet! YouTube-era pope urges blogging for faith”
“Responding adequately to this challenge amid today’s cultural shifts, to which young people are especially sensitive, necessarily involves using new communications technologies. The world of digital communication, with its almost limitless expressive capacity, makes us appreciate all the more Saint Paul’s exclamation: “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel” (1 Cor 9:16)
Priests are thus challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources (images, videos, animated features, blogs, websites) which, alongside traditional means, can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelization and catechesis.
For full text of his message for “World Communication Day” see Zenit.
Tags: Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, technology
“Give us this day our daily blog” writes a Biz Report headline.
Go Forth and Blog the Good News! headline in BloggerNews
YouTube:Benedict XVI: New Technologies Are a Resource for the Faith
…how the Vatican uses the Internet. is the subject of a Catholic News service piece.
Among the tidbits…
http://www.vatican.va continues to provide information in one direction only: from them to you.
Some Vatican agencies have embraced the digital possibilities, notably Vatican Radio, which offers online broadcasts, podcasts and RSS feeds along with photos and print versions of major stories.
Other departments prefer to fly below the radar. The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, for example, has posted exactly one new piece of information on its Web page over the last three years.