Monday, May 9, 2011

St. Peter's meets tweeters

Catholic bloggers attending a May 2 meeting
at the Vatican. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
What happens when bloggers and the Vatican meet
What do the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontifical Council for Social Communications do on a busy day at the Vatican?  On May 2 they got together and invited bloggers to meet with them at the Vatican.
Archbishop Claudio Celli, president of the communications council, said later, "The Church has something to learn from bloggers." A CNS story says he said that by listening to inhabitants of the blogosphere, the Church could learn not only what people in the pews were thinking and feeling, but also could get a sense of how important it is to speak about the faith in a language that is less "ecclesial" and more "understandable."
Wow and Hallelujah!
Among the many there on May 2 were a blogging Benedictine nun; and Rocco Palmo, author of "Whispers in the Loggia."
Another group met in an Irish pub in Rome the next day. There was Paul Smeaton, author of the blog "Smeaton's Corner"; Father Athanasius McVay, who runs a blog on the Ukrainian Catholic Church and liturgy; Michael Voris, president and founder of St. Michael's Media; and Charlie Hornbacher of

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