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Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Cordileone, Strickland condemn ‘scurrilous’ false schism message 

Jul 17, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Earlier this month an image had circulated on social media appearing to suggest Strickland backed a move toward a “separation... Read more


Congress must act against online child exploitation, U.S. bishops say

Jun 8, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Online child exploitation threatens the safety and well-being of our young people and destroys families and communities,” the bishops said... Read more

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Report: Twitter fails to block some child pornography  

Jun 5, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The social media website Twitter has apparently failed to block images of child sexual abuse, with researchers detecting illegal pornographic... Read more

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

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Twitter ends speech restrictions on transgender issues

Apr 19, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Twitter quietly updated its policy on “hateful conduct” to remove its bans on “deadnaming” and “misgendering” transgender people. Read more

Father Juan Manuel Góngora of Almería, Spain, speaks with EWTN Spanish News July 12, 2022, about the need for better verification criteria for online news.

What to do when there's fake news such as the 'death' of Benedict XVI: A priest responds

Jul 14, 2022

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Father Juan Manuel Góngora of Almería, Spain, said the latest online hoax is “one more proof” of the need for... Read more

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Twitter hoaxer raises alarm with false report of Benedict XVI's passing

Jul 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

Italian Tommasso De Benedetti has created bogus Twitter accounts before to fool people. 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

Twitter restores Irish Catholic bishop’s post on assisted suicide after review

Feb 23, 2021

Twitter has restored an Irish Catholic bishop’s post about assisted suicide following a review.  Read more


Twitter, Truth and Transgenderism: Catholic outlet suspended for Biden nominee report

Feb 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic World Report is no longer suspended on Twitter, but the publication is still concerned about the social media giant’s... Read more

Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague.

Czech cardinal criticizes tech censorship after Twitter account is suspended

Nov 3, 2020

A Czech cardinal has criticized online censorship after his Twitter account was restored days after it was suspended.  Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. CNA file photo.

Are Catholic flame wars evangelizing online? Bishop Barron says ‘no’ 

Jul 8, 2020

A California bishop challenged Catholics online to “cut it out” and better represent their Christian faith through their social media... Read more

Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam speaking in front of Alexandria City Hall, March 2019.

Virginia governor appoints activist with history of anti-Catholic tweets

Aug 26, 2019

The Governor of Virginia has appointed a Democratic activist with a history of profane, anti-Catholic statements to an influential public... Read more

The silhouette of Pope Francis during a meeting with King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium in the Apostolic Palace on April 26, 2014.

What did the Vatican just Google? A satirist speaks

Jul 24, 2019

Last fall, amid swirling headlines about synods and still-emerging sex abuse scandals, an odd account popped up in the newsfeeds... Read more

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Meet the bishop who weaves Gospel verses, art, and Tolkien into his ministry

Jun 17, 2019

By Matt Hadro

There are bishops who may or may not tweet with any regularity, and then there’s “Amigo de Frodo”, who provides... Read more

Who's responsible for the USCCB's Twitter?

Jun 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Over the course of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring general assembly, questions arose online: what was going on... 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

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

Catholic U. professor leads response to French president’s remark on large families

Oct 16, 2018

Following a comment by President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed skepticism that any well-educated woman would decide to have... 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

Why did Twitter reject this pro-life ad?

Oct 10, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

A political advertisement for pro-life Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has been blocked by Twitter for statements about Planned Parenthood selling... Read more