Category: New Media

John Paul II’s Legacy Can Help Us Win Back Religious Liberty

John Paul II’s Legacy Can Help Us Win Back Religious Liberty

[ 6 ] April 14, AD 2014 |

The continuous setbacks and attacks on religious liberty that plague men and women of faith in the United States and across the world require responses and actions that not only are intellectually convincing, but also require the engagement of media in creative, engaging, and “culture-ready” ways. With the canonization of John Paul the Great in the immediate […]

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Witnessing to the World

Witnessing to the World

[ 3 ] March 29, AD 2014 |

With the call to the new evangelisation, how do we pass on the faith in today’s world? In his 2014 Message for World Communications Day, Pope Francis asks “How, then, can communication be at the service of an authentic culture of encounter?” The answer: faith is caught. Our interactions with others, the pope says, “need […]

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Hear the Gospel in Spoken Word Every Sunday

Hear the Gospel in Spoken Word Every Sunday

[ 1 ] March 13, AD 2014 |

There is great power in words, especially words laced with passion and creativity. For today’s world, the art of Spoken Word is equivalent to the modern parable in that it has the ability to reach people, especially young people, in ways homilies and regular catechesis cannot. For that reason, I am very happy to announce […]

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Seeking the Truth Amidst Satirical Sites

Seeking the Truth Amidst Satirical Sites

[ 0 ] January 1, AD 2014 |

The article posted on the Diversity Chronicle blog stating that Pope Francis, during a supposed Third Vatican Council, condemned racism and declared all religions to be the same, is a satire. Those of us with a rudimentary knowledge of how the Catholic Church works know that the story is false. How do we counteract the […]

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What I Gleaned From Word on Fire’s <em>New Evangelization</em> Series

What I Gleaned From Word on Fire’s New Evangelization Series

[ 14 ] December 19, AD 2013 |

As always Father Robert Barron displays a masterful command of his subject matter in the latest documentary and study from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. If I’m correct in what I’ve gleaned, he and his crew are fully in tune with the Church’s call to modern Christians. My one concern, however, is that some may lose […]

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Merry Digital Christmas

Merry Digital Christmas

[ 0 ] December 15, AD 2013 |

As the day of Christ’s birth hurtles towards us, it is definitely easy to get caught up in the spin of things. Retailers, desperate to meet their bottom line and land a huge haul this shopping season, barrage us with seemingly great offers on all kinds of interesting items. Some are actually great gifts, others […]

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The Best (and Worst) Catholic Flash Mobs of All Time

The Best (and Worst) Catholic Flash Mobs of All Time

[ 3 ] November 23, AD 2013 |

Ok, so maybe the title is a bit misleading. Flash mobs only started in 2003 according to wikipedia which makes this “all time” list of Catholic flash mobs really just a 11 year sampling of awesomeness. Regardless, Christmastime seems to be the “flash mob” season ever since this little gem went viral in 2010: Then, […]

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Hidden Light in Syria

Hidden Light in Syria

[ 0 ] November 17, AD 2013 |

The Syrian Civil War has all but disappeared from our news as the American attention-span ran out. We are now more concerned about our healthcare woes than anything else going on outside of the country. Regardless of our attention, the war still rages on. It has claimed at least 120,000 lives and thousands more are […]

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Too Many Photos, Too Few Memories

Too Many Photos, Too Few Memories

[ 3 ] November 17, AD 2013 |

In 2014 it is estimated that 1.5 billion smartphone cameras will take nearly one trillion photos – that’s hundreds of thousands of photos every minute (three thousand in the time it took to read this sentence). Three hundred million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day capturing every poignant, funny, strange, exotic and dull moment, […]

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God Loves You: Nobody Cares

God Loves You: Nobody Cares

[ 17 ] November 14, AD 2013 |

Disclaimer: This article is going to sound cynical. It might even sound anti-Christian. Please stick with it. There is a point. I am sarcastic and sometimes offensive. Again, there is an overall point. This New Evangelization thing in the Church is pretty cool, you gotta admit. I mean, JPII said it’s time for the Church […]

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The Importance of Life Media

The Importance of Life Media

[ 3 ] September 14, AD 2013 |

One of the downsides of being pro-life in 2013 is the negative stereotyping. Being”pro-choice” is so normalized and they seem to have the popular debate covered. They have the jargon, while we as pro-lifers have to well explain our side of the debate. A side that once heard out, often changes hearts and minds towards […]

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Children and Online Porn: Five Quick Stats

Children and Online Porn: Five Quick Stats

[ 5 ] August 31, AD 2013 |

In our media world children will almost certainly be exposed to images and material that can have a negative impact on their moral and psychological development. Exposure to pornography is one such concern that should be on every parent’s radar. First, some statistics about children and exposure to online pornography: 1. One study in the […]

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Man Enough? An Invitation to Mission

Man Enough? An Invitation to Mission

[ 2 ] July 16, AD 2013 |

“Jesus is not an isolated missionary, he does not want to fulfill his mission alone, but involves his disciples.” – Pope Francis #Man Enough? from Family Missions Company At Family Missions Company we confidently know that God is calling many people today to proclaim the Good News. All Catholic families and laity are called to […]

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The <em>New</em> New Media Part 2

The New New Media Part 2

[ 7 ] June 20, AD 2013 |

In my last article on the subject of video games and the New Evangelization I briefly went into my own passion for games and how I feel that it is an evolving media that Catholics should begin to reevaluate. While the media itself is only beginning to evolve into something capable of real human drama, […]

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Some Basic Combox Decency Guidelines

Some Basic Combox Decency Guidelines

[ 3 ] June 19, AD 2013 |

I have a love/hate relationship with the comment box.  On my blog where it’s moderated and readers are spiritually mature and have attended Combox-Finnishing school, I can kick my shoes off and put my feet up like I do on my sister’s coffee table. But elsewhere on the world wide web, writing about politics or […]

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The New New Media

The New New Media

[ 4 ] May 24, AD 2013 |

I have a bit of a confession to make before I begin. This article is arguably entirely self serving, so take what I state with as much salt as necessary. I love video games. I have loved them since I was first introduced to them in the early ’80s. It is a passion that borders on […]

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