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French ‘influencer’ priest posts video parodies of Mass, apologies to those who ‘may have felt hurt’

Nov 15, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

A French “influencer” priest who was asked by the Vatican to help out with a survey for the Synod on... Read more

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti has already gained thousands of followers on social media after sharing the wisdom he has gained as an exorcist on online platforms.

This American exorcist started a TikTok channel to help souls navigate ‘dangerous territory’

Oct 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti started a TikTok channel last month after noticing the social media platform was introducing kids to something... Read more

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YouTube adds abortion info to Catholic, pro-life videos

Oct 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The move means many YouTube videos about Pope Francis, Catholic teaching on abortion, and alternatives to abortion now include links... Read more

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Rome’s Congolese community in St. Peter's Basilica on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis warns of toxicity in social media, calls for inclusion in digital space

Jul 18, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to counter toxicity in social media, and to engage in dialogue and education to... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Swedish Academy at the Vatican's Hall of Popes, Nov. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis to Swedish Academy: Social media promotes monologue instead of dialogue

Nov 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Academy awards the annual Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone receiving the gifts during Mass in 2021.

Social media being weaponized against religious freedom, Archbishop Cordileone argues

Aug 13, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The archbishop of San Francisco has warned of the use of social media to promote a “new kind of fundamentalism”... 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

Fr. Alberto Ravagnani. Courtesy photo.

Meet Don Alberto, Italy’s new YouTube sensation

Mar 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Alberto Ravagnani didn’t set out to make a viral video, he was just trying to find a way to... Read more

YouTube’s permanent ban on LifeSiteNews prompts censorship concerns

Feb 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

YouTube has banned the pro-life group LifeSiteNews for alleged misinformation about COVID-19, prompting concerns about censorship and free debate. Read more

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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 Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops' conference, at a press conference in Bari, Italy, on Jan. 22, 2020.

Cardinal expresses concern about preteens using social media

Jan 26, 2021

An Italian cardinal expressed concern this week about the use of social media by children, encouraging the Church to do... 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

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Facebook oversight panel prompts questions about free speech, abortion advocacy

May 20, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Facebook says it is responding to long-standing questions about content moderation and censorship by appointing an independent oversight board to... Read more

Online Japanese Catholics are looking for a digital shepherd

Sep 29, 2019

In the age of mass communication, the Catholic Church is finding previously unimagined opportunities for evangelization – namely, over the... Read more

Why some Catholic women say an NFP-shaming article was ‘off the charts’

Jul 25, 2019

By Mary Farrow

NFP, or Natural Family Planning, is an oft misunderstood thing.  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

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

Teens are requesting plastic surgery to look like Snapchat filters

Aug 12, 2018

By Perry West

Social media is increasingly making teens dissatisfied with their appearance and obsessed with achieving a filtered version of “perfection,” even... Read more

Have questions on Humanae Vitae? Social media discussion offers answers

Jul 3, 2018

A month-long social media conversation on Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae kicked off this week, facilitated by the Diocese of... Read more