Monday, January 25, 2010

"Start Blogging" - Pope

The late Pope John Paul surfing the net...
Yes, it's official. Pope Benedict XVI has told us to start blogging!
The Holy Father makes the appeal in his message for World Communications Day.
"The world of digital communication, with its almost limitless expressive capacity, makes us appreciate all the more Saint Paul’s exclamation: “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel” (1 Cor 9:16)," he writes.
Our mission, he says, is to help "the men and women of our digital age to sense the Lord’s presence, to grow in expectation and hope, and to draw near to the Word of God which offers salvation and fosters an integral human development."
"As new technologies create deeper forms of relationship across greater distances, [we] are called to respond pastorally by putting the media ever more effectively at the service of the Word."
You can read the full text of the Pope's message at the Vatican website. Click here.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere! I'm Brother James Hayes a De La Mennais Brother (Brothers of Christian Instruction) living + teaching in Southampton and I too am a Brother blogger!!

    Here's my blog:

    I've been doing it since 2005, but only really took it seriously from 2007 when, during an educational project trip to Togo (W. Africa) with pupils from the school in Liverpool where I was teaching at the time, I updated it each day and 2,500 hits during the 3 weeks away (mainly parents of those participating, their families, pupils).

    It is worth it and, as you say, the Pope says we have to evangelise the internet and he is absolutely right.

    God bless.

    Bro. James