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Social Media Usage Update

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

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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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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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The third challenge that comes to Pastoral Ministry in this digital age according to Antonio Spardaro, SJ in his book, Friending God: Social Media, Spirituality and Community is: Pastoral ministry in the digital age is [needs to be] “a ministry of witness rather than a ministry of transmission.” Page 65

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The second challenge that comes to Pastoral Ministry in this digital age according to Antonio Spardaro, SJ in his book, Friending God: Social Media, Spirituality and Community is: Pastoral ministry in the digital age is [needs to be] “a ministry centered around people rather than a ministry focused on content.” Page 65

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