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Aug 12, 2018 - 04:56 pm .- Social media is increasingly making teens dissatisfied with their appearance and obsessed with achieving a filtered version of “perfection,” even going so far as to pursue plastic surgery, say medical professionals.
Jul 3, 2018 - 02:11 pm .- A month-long social media conversation on Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae kicked off this week, facilitated by the Diocese of Arlington.
May 19, 2018 - 11:27 am .- Sharing the Gospel with people at the peripheries might not even require stepping outside the door, Pope Francis said Saturday, encouraging Christians to evangelize through encounters in the “digital world.”
Apr 11, 2018 - 01:12 pm .- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from lawmakers about his company’s censorship of Catholic content during his two-day congressional hearing following the revelation that millions of Facebook users’ personal data had been compromised.
Apr 4, 2018 - 06:21 pm .- Facebook has apologized for what it called a “mistake” in rejecting a theology ad from Franciscan University of Steubenville, on the grounds that an image of the cross was too violent and sensational.
Jan 9, 2018 - 04:51 am .- After the recent re-branding and consolidation of the Vatican's various media outlets, their social media platforms have now reached a total of more than 4 million followers, who receive their daily papal news with a fresh logo.
Oct 24, 2017 - 03:51 pm .- The growing problem of teen suicide is one that should be met with prayer and efforts to help young people develop healthy use of social media, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver in a recent column.
Jul 18, 2017 - 05:09 pm .- In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons.
Jul 12, 2017 - 03:01 am .- The Catholic Church may be thousands of years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century communication.
Jun 23, 2017 - 01:01 pm .- Social media can be difficult to navigate, but Catholics can reach out with a content-savvy approach that can truly engage people, young social media professionals told Catholic media leaders on Thursday.
Jun 23, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Fake news is a problem everywhere, including in the island nation of the Philippines.
Jan 24, 2017 - 05:47 pm .- Snapchat users tired of frequently seeing scantily-clad members of the Kardashian family in Discover stories will be happy to hear that the popular social platform has heard their complaints.
Sep 14, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Catholic Twitter has been catfished.
Apr 12, 2016 - 06:46 am .- Social media can be a place for evangelization.
Mar 19, 2016 - 03:49 am .- The official Instagram account of Pope Francis launched on Saturday with a simple request for his followers: “Pray for me.”
Feb 26, 2016 - 01:57 pm .- The CEO and co-founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, was received in a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace today.
Feb 13, 2016 - 02:09 am .- The social network Twitter is prepared for Pope Francis’ historic trip to Mexico, with special emojis emblematic of each city the pontiff will visit.
Nov 17, 2015 - 06:13 pm .- The Catholic Church can learn from Asian trends in social media to help build communications networks and advance evangelization, a Vatican official has said.
Aug 11, 2015 - 03:28 pm .- Marking the first birthday of ChurchPOP, a site for shareable Christian fun and inspiration, founder and editor Brantly Millegan said he hopes to build on the first year of success as he moves forward.
Oct 3, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Internet activism sites like Faithful America, which has targeted Catholic bishops and other institutions in social media campaigns, show the need for Catholics to become media savvy and courageous in speaking out, one observer has said.