Now Playing: Pope Urges Use of Blogs
Sunday 24 January 2010, the Chicago Sun Times had an article on page 18A. I give the exact citation in case you think that this may be an Urban Legend! You may be interested, because I believe that our class is the only class, certainly from Europe, with its own Blog Web Site in operation since 2004, in addition to a regular Web Site.
POPE URGES PRIESTS TO BLOG
Vatican City -- Pope Benedict XVI gave priests a new commandment: Go forth and blog.
The pope has stepped up his presence on the Web, and now he's urging priests to use the multimedia tools to preach the Gospel and engage in dialogue with people of other religions and cultures.
Just using e-mail or surfing the Web is not enough: Priests should use cutting-edge technologies to express themselves and lead their communities, Benedict said in a message released by the Vatican. Priests are "challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources," he said.
He suggests priests use images, videos, animated features, blogs and Web Sites. Benedict said young priests should become familiar with new media while still in the seminary.