Websites with Catholic Content worth Sharing

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on October 24, 2011

in Catholic, social media, Uncategorized

One of the things I like to do for my Facebook and Twitter followers is to give them links to good Catholic content. In this post, I would like to share with you some of the sites which I use for that content.

VIS—Vatican Information Service out of the Holy See Press Office.  This site publishes all of the talks of the Holy Father and covers all of his activities. There is a link to post to Twitter at the bottom of each post and there is a Share button on the top menu bar which offers other social media sites. I have subscribed to their news feed by email and scan each day’s stories to find ones I would like to share.

Catholic New Service—I find the easiest way to get their stories is to follow their Twitter feed  I do visit their website  for content, but they do not make it easy to share on social media sites from there—which is a shame. It is easy to retweet from a Twitter post.

AmericanCatholic.org is the website of St. Anthony Messenger Press and it is a great resource for information to share. They post Top Catholic News Stories and many other interesting features in a very attractive format. They also provide a Share button to facilitate sharing on social media sites. I love this site.

Where do you go for good Catholic content?

FYI: In addition to Catholic news I also share ideas for using social media for mission from a number of sources.  You can follow me on Twitter @srsusan and on Facebook if you want to keep up with what I find.

 

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Joyce Schreiber October 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

Thanks, Susan! I am a fan of St. Anthony Messenger Magazine for its mainstream Catholic writing. It is the one magazine I recommend for Catholic homes. Now I will also recommend their website. It is rich in everyday resources for our faith life.

Sister Mary Eamon October 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

I am so grateful for all you do to help me support my Office of Evangelization with excellent suggestions for social media. I am now on Facebook as well under Diocese of Ogdensburg–Office of Evangelization! Keep up your good work.

God bless you.

Sister Mary Eamon, SSJ
Director of Evangelization
Diocese of Ogdensburg, New York

Angela Santana October 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

I follow Headline Bistro, a service of the Knights of Columbus, for a collection of news articles relevant to our faith from all different news sources: http://www.headlinebistro.com/en/index.html

Rose Radkowski October 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Thanks for those suggestions!

I follow a number of diverse Catholic blogs using Google Reader. The blogs with the most interesting/relevant/useful posts have been:

Whispers in the Loggia
Planet Catholic (actually an aggregator of a number of Catholic blogs)
National Catholic Reporter
National Catholic Register
Busted Halo
A Nun’s Life
iBenedictines
PrayTell

I have also set up Google Alerts (which are delivered to Google Reader) on specific search terms like “young catholic faith practices.”

Sr. Susan Wolf, SND October 25, 2011 at 7:02 am

Thanks for your comments, everyone. Thanks Rose and Angela for more resources.

Diane Vella October 25, 2011 at 8:47 am

For families with young children, I like At Home With Our Faith at http://www.homefaith.org. They also have a

Diane Vella October 25, 2011 at 8:48 am

Oops, clicked too soon – they also have a monthly print newsletter that we sometimes give out at family events to interest parents in the website.

kate November 8, 2011 at 8:29 am

As Director of Evangelization and Formation for a parish in Los Angeles, and a mother of 5 young adults, I’m very concerned about finding ways to get int the conversation on the social media. Our parish has a facebook page and in addition to other sites I see already mentioned here, I regularly excerpt from these two on our facebook page – hoping to provoke interest from our “friends”.

beginningtopray.blogspot.com
conversiondiary.com

December 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm

NEEDS AS I SEE THEM

1. Need for Catholics to pray the Rosary and read the Bible… which few
Catholics do.

2. Need to be reminded of the benefits of our faith.
Joe Girard had the reputation of being The World’s Greatest Car Salesman
When asked what was the secret of his success answered:
” I don’t sell cars, I sell benefits.” eg. How pleased and proud a new car would make family members.” “The safety and freedom of not having to make repairds.”etc,Suggest benefits from saying the Rosary. Also Promises of the Sacred Heart.

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