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Pope Francis at his Wednesday general audience on April 12, 2023.

Pope Francis tells ‘keyboard warriors’ to put aside online polemics to proclaim the Gospel

Apr 12, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Speaking in St. Peter’s Square on April 12, the pope urged Christians to go out and “get moving” to share... Read more

David M. Cheney, the creator and manager of

The ‘Random Catholic Dude’ behind the website chronicling the Catholic hierarchy

Nov 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

As he describes himself on his now-dormant Twitter account, David M. Cheney is, in some ways, just a “Random Catholic... Read more


Vatican diplomat: We must ensure that the internet promotes human dignity

Jun 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Msgr. Janusz Urbańczyk said the internet must ‘not become a medium that fuels the violation of human rights.’ Read more

Cyber security expert urges Vatican to strengthen internet defenses

Nov 18, 2020

A cyber security expert has urged the Vatican to take immediate action to strengthen its defenses against hackers.  Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis says Blessed Carlo Acutis is a model for young people to put God first

Oct 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis provides a witness for young people that true happiness... Read more

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, the organization whose Pinterest account was suspended June 2019.

Pinterest suspends pro-life group's account, citing 'health misinformation'

Jun 13, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Pinterest, a social media site with 300 million active users, has banned pro-life activist group Live Action from its platform,... 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

House of Representatives passes bill targeting sex traffickers

Mar 10, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that aims to combat online trafficking, targeting the sites that host... Read more

Why this bishop thinks memes may just be the tool for evangelization today

Dec 20, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Between the Harambe memes and quick explanations of Catholic doctrine on his Twitter page, Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of the... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis: 'painful' failures help Church lead in protecting minors

Oct 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis told a group of religious and secular experts from around the world that protecting minors against... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Dec. 4.

Pope says early Christians a model for 'digital age' Church

Dec 7, 2013

Today Pope Francis met with members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity who had gathered to discuss the theme,... Read more

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up to youth on July 25, 2013.

Pope Francis most popular name online, survey says

Nov 13, 2013

By Elise Harris

A new global survey has revealed that Pope Francis has topped the list of names most mentioned on the internet... Read more


Catholic, Orthodox groups unite to promote online safety

Jun 17, 2013

A new website launched by the U.S. bishops’ communication department and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is striving to... Read more