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Sorry, Retweeting the Pope Won't Get You out of Hell

Last edited 19th July 2013

Here were the tantalizingly weird headlines: “Follow pope online, get to heaven sooner - Facebook likes don't count.” “Cut your time in purgatory by following pope on Twitter.” And, worst of all, from Slate: “Pope now offering indulgences in exchange for Twitter followers.”

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Philosopher Lauds Pope's Thriving Latin Twitter Account

Last edited 16th July 2013

With media outlets taking notice of the unexpected success of the Pope's tweets in Latin, a scholar conversant in the language finds it remarkable that so many are interacting in the “dead” tongue. With 123,000 followers, @Pontifex_ln is actually seen by more Twitter users than are the Pope's tweets in Polish, German and Arabic. Not only are the tweets being read in Latin, some users are responding in kind.

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Major News Outlets' Rejection of Pro-Life Ad 'Not Surprising'

Last edited 14th July 2013

Pro-life group Heroic Media is disappointed after several national newspapers refused to run, and labeled “too controversial,” an ad featuring a model of a 20-week old fetus held in a hand. Both the Los Angeles Times and USA Today refused to run the advertisement altogether, while the Chicago Tribune settled for a revised version, with a different picture of a live 20-week old baby en utero. Visit this article from CNA to read more.

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Instagram Video for Church Ministry

Last edited 30th June 2013

This past week, Instagram launched their video-sharing tool that rivals Vine, the Twitter-promoted video app. My first reaction to this was hesitation, thinking that companies will start video-gramming their ads and my news feed will turn into commercials. But then I realized how fantastic this tool could be for churches. Here are three main reasons churches need to jump on the insta-video bandwagon:

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Taking the New Evangelisation online - The MGL's New Website

Last edited 25th June 2013

The Missionaries of God's Love priests and brothers have created a new ministry of evangelisation online. In this age of the New Evangelisation, Catholics are hungry for good resources to inspire them in the faith and form them in the teachings of the church. The Missionaries of God's Love have launched a new website to meet this need.

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2013 Contest Finalists - Catholic Parish Website of the Year Contest!

Last edited 1st July 2013

Catholic Tech Talk's top 10 finalists, listed here in no particular order, are great examples of parish websites. Take some time to browse around the sites and see how they’re actively engaging and informing their visitors online.

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Media Bias: Real or Imagined? Homosexuality Under Focus

Last edited 24th June 2013

Accusations of media bias are common, and according to a recent study there is good reason to doubt the impartiality of the mainstream media. A report published this week by the Pew Research Center found that news coverage was strongly in favor of same-sex marriage, outweighing articles opposing it by a margin of roughly 5-to-1.

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Scott Harrison Helps Bring Clean Water to the World - #PassionProject

Last edited 23rd June 2013

Charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

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Man of Steel: Finding Your Inner Superman

Last edited 20th June 2013

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound — painted from his early incarnations as an incredibly powerful savior to mankind, Superman has been compared to Jesus Christ time after time, and the case is no different in Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.

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PNG Seminarians Discover Importance of Social Media for Pastoral Missions and Evangelisation

Last edited 13th June 2013

Internet connections in Papua New Guinea can be unreliable and in some cases in remote areas of the Highlands, non- existent. But this is changing fast and thanks to Xt3.com, PNG's seminarians and future leaders of the Church spent two days this month having a crash course in the power as well as the pitfalls of social media.

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