Baltimore, Md., Jun 17, 2019 / 02:01 am
There are bishops who may or may not tweet with any regularity, and then there's "Amigo de Frodo", who provides daily Gospel verses, bits of art and literature, and maybe a Lord of the Rings quote or two at a Confirmation: Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville.
"As a bishop, I think Twitter-you shouldn't take yourself too seriously," Bishop Flores, who tweets under the handle @bpdflores, told CNA at the annual spring meeting of the U.S. bishops last week.
"It can be – it often isn't – but it can be a humanizing platform. And I think the challenge, just for Catholic Twitter in general, is to kind of be a humanizing voice in it that's respectful and that encourages and has imagination, and in a certain sense humor, in terms of how things can be."
One thing that can be seen on the bishop's account every single day is a Gospel verse from that day's reading and a brief reflection, in Spanish and in English.