Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 29
4:00 – Facebook, Blogs, Twitter and Evangelization
This past weekend, Matthew Warner of Flocknote, the National Catholic Register and Fallible Blogma, served as emcee of “Catholicon,” a conference celebrating the Church’s latest mission field – the new media. Matt sits down with us to look at the areas of fruit that he sees in different aspects of the new media.
4:20 – Exploring a “Theology of Communication”
When we think about the Church and mass media or the Church and communication, we often think of the pontificates of Blessed John Paul II and Benedict XVI and when it comes to documents – Inter Mirifica. We talk with Fr. John Zuhlsdorf about what it means to have a “Theology of Communication” and how we can go deeper into that concept.
5:00 - The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet
We're experiencing the biggest communication shift since the printing press. Millions have adopted Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and Twitter. What does this mean for the Church? How can Christians harness these new tools to reach out, teach, cultivate community, and change the world? Following Pope Benedict's call to evangelize the "digital continent," Brandon Vogt explores the power and risks of New Media while guiding Christians through this new environment.