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Two dozen Catholic pages blocked from Facebook without explanation

Jul 18, 2017

By Mary Farrow

In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook... Read more

How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

Jul 12, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

The Catholic Church may be thousands of years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century... Read more

How Catholic culture can thrive on the internet

Jun 23, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Social media can be difficult to navigate, but Catholics can reach out with a content-savvy approach that can truly engage... Read more

Stop sharing fake news, Filipino bishops implore

Jun 22, 2017

Fake news is a problem everywhere, including in the island nation of the Philippines.  Read more

Snapchat's new guidelines will restrict sexually suggestive content

Jan 24, 2017

Snapchat users tired of frequently seeing scantily-clad members of the Kardashian family in Discover stories will be happy to hear... Read more

The fake Catholic college girl who duped Twitter

Sep 14, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Catholic Twitter has been catfished.  Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.

Pope Francis' Instagram success: a model for Catholic social media?

Apr 12, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Social media can be a place for evangelization.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 21, 2014:

Pope's Instagram launches with appeal for prayer

Mar 19, 2016

By Ann Schneible

The official Instagram account of Pope Francis launched on Saturday with a simple request for his followers: “Pray for me.”  Read more

Pope Francis makes a visit to the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Rome on Feb. 8, 2015.

Pope Francis meets with CEO of Instagram

Feb 26, 2016

The CEO and co-founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, was received in a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican's Apostolic... Read more

Twitter is preparing for the Pope's visit to Mexico

Feb 13, 2016

The social network Twitter is prepared for Pope Francis’ historic trip to Mexico, with special emojis emblematic of each city... Read more

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Amid digital media trends, Vatican looks to learn from Asian strengths

Nov 17, 2015

The Catholic Church can learn from Asian trends in social media to help build communications networks and advance evangelization, a... Read more

A 'Buzzfeed' you can believe in – ChurchPOP marks one remarkable year

Aug 11, 2015

Marking the first birthday of ChurchPOP, a site for shareable Christian fun and inspiration, founder and editor Brantly Millegan said... Read more

Don't let 'Faithful America' group silence Catholics, critic warns

Oct 2, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Internet activism sites like Faithful America, which has targeted Catholic bishops and other institutions in social media campaigns, show the... Read more

Growing the Church through New Media - Transforming Parish Communications by Scot Landry.

Faith on Facebook? Author stresses need for 'digital missionaries'

Oct 2, 2014

Catholic presence in social media is critical in reaching out to those who are lost or distanced from the Church,... Read more

CNA

Benedict XVI poses for first selfies

Sep 12, 2014

The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.  Read more

Media summit in Philippines hopes to bolster personal encounter

Sep 7, 2014

The Filipino bishops' annual conference on social media, being held this month, will aim at promoting authentic encounters and at... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Church can learn social media tips from Jesus, archbishop says

Aug 18, 2014

By Mary Farrow

If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends... Read more

Helen Osman speaks with CNA during the Ninth Professional Seminar for Church Communications on April 9, 2014.

Expert says social media changes are evangelization opportunity

Apr 15, 2014

By Elise Harris, Kevin J. Jones

The internet and social media have caused major changes in human communication, but also create a “tremendous opportunity” for evangelization,... Read more

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Therese devotees to launch Little Way social media campaign

Jan 25, 2014

Not long before he resigned, Pope Benedict XVI had written several times about the need for evangelization of the rapidly... Read more

Msgr. Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, speaks at the Catholic Social Media Summit in the Philippines.

Catholic social media summit stresses evangelization

Nov 26, 2013

A youth symposium on social media in the Philippines highlighted the call of the new evangelization to explore digital means... Read more