Events

Photographing the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress

June 6, 2010

I had the privilege of photographing the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Eucharistic Congress this weekend. No press pass required. I recently purchased a Nikon D90 and I’m just amazed at the quality of the images. Of course there’s a zillion settings, any one of which has the potential to ruin your photos if not set correctly. And then […]

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Events

Atlanta Eucharistic Congress

June 5, 2010

Christine and I are treating ourselves to a weekend with the Lord and 30,000 other Catholics at this weekend’s Eucharistic Congress in Atlanta. Last night we heard Catholic recording artist Matt Maher play at the youth track, as well as Fr. Leo Patalinghug’s energetic talk. We also stopped in at the healing Mass that was […]

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ParishGeeks

Our New Logo!

May 24, 2010

We wanted our logo to be something simple, yet distinctive. I think it’s a fun logo and it conveys the geeky Catholic spirit of our endeavor. We’re all about helping Catholics understand how to use the Internet to inform & engage your parish community, as well as to evangelize larger local and global communities. We’re […]

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Social Media

Social networks key to reaching young people, USCCB official says

May 8, 2010

Homepage of the Vatican’s Web site for young people. (CNS/Vatican) By John Thavis Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Social networks and other interactive media challenge traditional church models of communication but offer unprecedented evangelizing opportunities, a leading U.S. Catholic communications official said. “In some ways, we are returning to the pre-printing press means of […]

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Lent

Stations of the Cross Wallpaper

March 30, 2010

For your computer wallpaper, compliments of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Sacramento. For Lent and Easter I hope you will enjoy – and find a few moments for reflection with – this series of fifteen Stations of the Cross. From a Franciscan tradition, the stations allow all of the faithful to journey along the […]

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People

“Fishers of Men” for the Year of the Priest

March 29, 2010

Were you aware of this great video on vocations by Grassroots Films? You should consider placing the trailer on your parish website to help stimulate interest in the priesthood. See below for purchase info. Very well done. Purchase the DVD from the Grassroots Films website.

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Holy Father

Do you know Pope Benedict XVI?

March 29, 2010

This incredible stop-motion whiteboard video about Pope Benedict XVI is a must-see. The producer characterizes it as follows: “Stop-motion video that shows who is Pope Benedict XVI in a fresh way. He is one of the biggest minds nowadays and has the ability to talk about deep issues in an easy-to-understand way. He is closer […]

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People

Meet Fr. Robert Barron

March 25, 2010

Fr. Barron is a contemporary Catholic evangelist who’s doing awesome work with new media. He reaches millions of people through Word On Fire by utilizing advanced and emerging technologies. Here’s a recent video where Fr. Barron comments on the current “Vampire craze.” * WordOnFire.org – Fr. Barron’s website launched in 1999 draws over 300,000 visitors […]

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Social Media

Social Media Explained

March 25, 2010

Social media is all about creating relationships and community. This video provides a great overview of why so many people enjoy using Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. I believe it’s so important for the Church to fully embrace social media as a method of connecting people and building community. Digital communities are real […]

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Holy Father

Pope Calls For Priests to Make “Astute Use” of the Internet and Technology

January 24, 2010

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2010 / 10:24 am (CNA).- In his message for the 44th World Day for Social Communications, Pope Benedict calls for priests to “make astute use” of available technology in becoming a presence as community leaders on the web. However, he urges them to remain “less notable for their media savvy than […]

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Holy Father

Evangelize on the Digital Continent!

October 29, 2009

Vatican City, Oct 29, 2009 / 11:30 am (CNA).- Addressing the full Pontifical Council for Social Communications today, Benedict XVI urged its members to help communicate the teachings of the Church on the “digital continent” of the ever-changing technological landscape. Reflecting on the role of social networking and increasingly real-time electronic communication, Pope Benedict XVI […]

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Holy Father

Pope Benedict to promote using new media to evangelize

September 30, 2009

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2009 / 07:53 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI plans to focus his message for the next World Day of Social Communications on the new media and how they can serve the spread of the Gospel. The papal message encourages priests especially to make use of the new means of communicating. The […]

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