Tag: social media

Much changed since Children’s Online Protection, Privacy Act became law

Much changed since Children’s Online Protection, Privacy Act became law

| Mark Pattison | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Twenty years ago, the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) passed Congress and was signed into law.

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Being Catholic online — problems and possibilities

Being Catholic online — problems and possibilities

| Jana Marguerite Bennett | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Is there a theology of social media? Our sacramental tradition values our bodily natures and the material substances of wine, bread, oil and water. Social media seem to overlook our bodies, instead drawing us into an abstract world of words and images.

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What role can social media play in evangelization?

What role can social media play in evangelization?

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

These days, one is hard-pressed to find people who speak positively about social media. In fact, a quick Google search of the term “social media” brings about doom-and-gloom articles discussing how social media have brought about the ruin of our institutions, turned us into antisocial scrollers and are the root source of depression and anxiety.

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On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

| Steve Larkin | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has said that shepherds “should have the smell of the sheep.” For some bishops and their dioceses, that means going on Twitter.

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Going viral with God’s message

Going viral with God’s message

| Father Tom Wilson | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A diet of locusts and wild honey. A wardrobe of a hair shirt. The willingness to publicly challenge social power and influence in order to communicate God’s plan for marriage. A message of a change of heart to all who would listen. Any of these attributes or actions would garner a lot of attention on social media today. The attention might be negative or even hateful, but I can only imagine the person behind these bold eccentricities would go viral for at least a while.

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Pride, humility and social media

Pride, humility and social media

| Bishop Robert Barron | June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Sacramento, from my home base in the LA area, I flew Southwest Airlines. In an idle moment, I reached for the magazine in the seatback pocket and commenced to leaf through it. I came across an article by a woman named Sarah Menkedick entitled “Unfiltered: How Motherhood Interrupted My Relationship with Social Media.” The piece was not only wittily and engagingly written, it also spoke to some pretty profound truths about our cultural situation today and the generation that has come of age under the influence of the Internet.

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Teens, tweens want news, but get it from different sources

Teens, tweens want news, but get it from different sources

| Mark Pattison | March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Children may not read the newspaper or watch news on television like their parents or grandparents, but they still want news. They just get it from different sources, according to a report issued March 8.

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Pilgrims to take sharpened social media strategies to World Youth Day

Pilgrims to take sharpened social media strategies to World Youth Day

| Tom Tracy | July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Low-cost video messaging carried across increasingly video-friendly social media platforms will define this year’s World Youth Day experience, said several organizational leaders finalizing their media strategies.

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Oh what a tangled web: rising above Instagram envy

Oh what a tangled web: rising above Instagram envy

| Christina Capecchi | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Melina Birchem has uploaded 777 images to her Instagram account over the past two years: sushi, Starbucks, her new tattoo, rosary beads, cowboy boots. Sometimes the juxtaposition is jarring. A glowing monstrance, a chilled margarita. A snapshot from waitressing, a prayer journal documenting her consecration to the Blessed Mother.

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News Notes – October 9, 2014

News Notes – October 9, 2014

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Vatican official to bring message of faith-based ecology
– Catholic Community Foundation grants help Catholic schools
– Twin Cities social worker receives national award
– Archdiocese launches social media to better connect Catholics

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Website users will see subtle transformation

Website users will see subtle transformation

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the past few months, Rediscover-faith.org, the archdiocesan website, www.archspm.org and www.aimhigher.org have been undergoing a subtle transformation.

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