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Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on January 26, 2022.

Vatican releases pastoral reflection on Christian engagement with social media

May 29, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Topics covered include information overload, constant scrolling, not giving others one’s full attention, being an “influencer,” and more. Read more

NARAL head brags about helping remove pro-life LifeSiteNews from Facebook

May 7, 2021

The head of a national abortion advocacy group on Friday claimed that the group worked to have the pro-life group... Read more

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Report analyzes religious groups' risks of internet 'de-platforming', calls for action

Mar 31, 2021

Religious groups that speak on controversial topics are at risk of being removed from social media platforms and need to... Read more

Pope Francis hosts a pizza party for sick children in Vatican City on Dec. 17, 2017.

Pope Francis: Tech companies have a responsibility to protect children

Nov 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a speech to the head of major global tech companies, Pope Francis said Thursday that protecting children from evils... Read more

Facebook uses AI to tackle revenge porn on social media

Mar 16, 2019

Facebook has announced that it will begin using AI software to prevent and restrict the distribution of non-consensual sexual material... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis warns against 'spirals of hatred' on social media

Jan 24, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In his World Day of Social Communications message, Pope Francis said that online discussion is “too often based on opposition... Read more

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing April 11, 2018.

Facebook CEO apologizes for 'mistake' of blocking Catholic content

Apr 11, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from lawmakers about his company’s censorship of Catholic content during his two-day congressional hearing... Read more

San Damiano cross.

Facebook apologizes for blocking Steubenville's ad

Apr 4, 2018

Facebook has apologized for what it called a “mistake” in rejecting a theology ad from Franciscan University of Steubenville, on... Read more

Facebook bias crippling Catholic ads, critic says

Jan 3, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

A Facebook-based Catholic fundraising campaign suffered “critical” delays in the key donation period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Facebook’s new... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, May 7, 2014.

This Facebook bot lets you 'Chat with the Pope'

Oct 24, 2017

An initiative from the Vatican this month is inviting people to virtually connect with Pope Francis and learn more about... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron (file photo).

In talk at Facebook, Bishop Barron tackles how to debate religion

Sep 19, 2017

People need to learn how to argue better on the internet, especially about religion, Catholic media personality and Los Angeles... Read more

Archbishop Oscar Romero.

El Salvador cardinal says Facebook account posting Romero rumors is not his

Aug 14, 2017

A cardinal from El Salvador says that a Facebook account attributed to him is fake, and that he did not... Read more

Facebook restores blocked Catholic pages, citing malfunction

Jul 19, 2017

Facebook has restored more than 25 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday, citing a malfunction in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerber and his wife Priscilla Chan at the Vatican Aug. 29, 2016.

Pope Francis meets Mark Zuckerberg and his wife at the Vatican

Aug 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Monday Pope Francis met with Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of social networking giant Facebook, at the Vatican, marking... Read more


Did Facebook 'blacklist' religious news in their trending topics?

May 27, 2016

Earlier this month, a report from Gizmodo dropped the equivalent of a social media bomb – several former Facebook employees... Read more

Fertility treatments fall short of expectations

Oct 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Tech giants’ new policies offering egg freezing options as a work benefit overlook the technique’s “highly problematic” failure rates and... Read more

Cassie Pease stands with one of her designs. Courtesy of Cassie Pease.

Catholic artist touches hearts one Facebook pic at a time

Aug 1, 2014

By Mary Farrow

If you have seen an artistic Facebook cover photo with a saint and a powerful quote, there's a good chance... Read more

English bishop exhorts faithful to be charitable online

Mar 20, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A pastoral letter from a British bishop to his faithful for Lent calls upon Catholics to consider their online interactions... Read more

Anti-Catholic Facebook pages worry Latino communities

Aug 11, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Facebook's continued tolerance for obscene anti-Catholic pages in Spanish are causing some users to question the site's policies – and... Read more

New Facebook game draws from 'The Bible' TV series

Mar 12, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A Christian game developer has launched a new Facebook game based on the History Channel mini-series “The Bible,” aiming to... Read more