ROME (RNS) The Vatican has said that use of the new “.catholic” Internet domain will be limited to official organizations such as Catholic churches, parishes, schools and the like, and that individual Catholics or bloggers won’t be allowed to use it.
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ATLANTA (RNS) For several months after a very public breakdown, Jason Russell took a low profile as he sought treatment. But now he’s returning to the spotlight, appearing on the Christian conference circuit.
“People often miss irony on the Internet. It’s a joke people! If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me!” megachurch pastor Rick Warren initially posted in a Facebook comment.
Social media creates new avenues for innovative religious practices, like photo sharing as an offering of prayer. These new religious practices don’t replace religious communities; rather, they add to them.
(RNS) The fight over Catholic Campaign for Human Development anti-poverty effort reflects a longstanding divide over whether a few litmus-test issues — most of which do not include social justice concerns — can or should define what it means to be a Catholic in America.
(RNS) A shocking number of people are taking the moment of media attention to lash out at Rick Warren on their digital tom-toms following the suicide of Warren’s son, Matthew.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Thursday (Jan. 24) defended Pope Benedict’s choice to open an account on Twitter even if it exposes him to insults and abuse.
(RNS) A new study finds that social media like Twitter and Facebook tear down economic and geographic barriers to help homeless people connect to their families and support networks. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) A new survey finds that Americans, while mostly religious, do not use social media to supplement worship and mostly keep their faith private online. By Chris Lisee.