Connecting with Young Adults on Social Media

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on November 14, 2017

in Catholic, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

One of the most talked about topics in the Church today is young adult Catholics. Where are they when it comes to Church? Where are they when it comes to the practice of their faith? As we watch our active church members age, we know that the younger generations are not with us in large […]

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Social Media Usage Update

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on November 7, 2017

in social media

It has been awhile since we looked at social media usage in the U.S. to see if it is worthwhile to invest our ministry time and energy there.   I returned to the Pew Internet and American Life Project for the stats below.

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How to Check In on Facebook

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on October 31, 2017

in Facebook

Do you know people who “Check-in” on Facebook? Their post is a map with a pinpoint on their location and they make a comment such as “Meeting lots of old friends at this conference.” “Really enjoying the exhibits at the State Fair.” “My first time at a World Series game!” You get the idea. You […]

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Responses to a poll conducted by America Magazine via Facebook, Twitter and their email newsletter in September 2017, found that 70% of the respondents answered positively to the question “Has social media helped you grow closer to God?”* Positive respondents praised Pope Francis for his use of social media and reported that access to Catholic […]

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Everyone loves a good story. Jesus was a master story teller. Stories concretize and humanize the lessons and messages we share with each other. We all have stories to tell. That is why the fifth challenge that comes to Pastoral Ministry in this digital age according to Antonio Spardaro, SJ in his book, Friending God: […]

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The fourth challenge that comes to Pastoral Ministry in this digital age according to Antonio Spadaro, SJ, in his book, Friending God: Social Media, Spirituality and Community is to be neighborly rather than spreaders of propaganda (Page 65).

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