Tag: Twitter

Bishops object to Trump tweets on Baltimore

Bishops object to Trump tweets on Baltimore

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops who lead on such issues as cultural diversity, anti-racism and domestic justice objected Aug. 2 to a recent spate of tweets by President Donald Trump against the city of Baltimore.

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How to accept criticism: a spiritual exercise

How to accept criticism: a spiritual exercise

| Christina Capecchi | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

We live in an unfortunate era for online criticism. Critics fling insults they would never dare utter face to face. Defendants — typically privileged public figures — bristle with self-righteousness, dubbing their critics “haters,” earning praise for “clapping back” in their own defense.

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Alyssa Milano’s #SexStrike highlights what the Church has taught all along

Alyssa Milano’s #SexStrike highlights what the Church has taught all along

| St. Louis Review | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Objecting to the passage of a sweeping pro-life bill in Georgia, actress Alyssa Milano recently took to Twitter to urge women to stop having sex until “we get bodily autonomy back.”

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Twitter restricts Mother Teresa abortion quote; CEO can’t explain why

Twitter restricts Mother Teresa abortion quote; CEO can’t explain why

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Before the crowd at an April 10 hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, displayed a billboard containing a tweet of a St. Teresa of Kolkata quote, “Abortion is profoundly anti-woman. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.”

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With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

| Dennis Sadowski | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The image on social media was striking. A smiling teenager wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap and a Native American elder playing a drum and chanting, both staring at each other in a tense encounter.

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Annual ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign takes place Jan. 14-22

Annual ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign takes place Jan. 14-22

| December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops announced Dec. 18 the annual “9 Days for Life” prayer and action campaign will run Jan. 14 to Jan. 22.

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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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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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Cardinal explains, apologizes for tweet that caused ‘misunderstanding’

Cardinal explains, apologizes for tweet that caused ‘misunderstanding’

| Rhina Guidos | February 24, 2018 | 3 Comments

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, has apologized for a tweet that sent Twitter tongues tweeting — and accusing — late Feb. 22 when he wished someone “Nighty-night, baby, I love you” on the public part of his feed.

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Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

| Matthew Fowler | October 11, 2017 | 5 Comments

Pope Francis’ @Pontifex Twitter accounts reached more than 40 million followers just a few months before the fifth anniversary of when Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative.

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History and humility: an old man’s plea to young adults

History and humility: an old man’s plea to young adults

| Christina Cepecchi | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The old man with the typewriter would like a word with us texters and tweeters: Don’t be a blockhead.

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