Advent and Christmas with the Pope - Here is a cool collection of very short insights from Pope Benedict XVI that go along with the readings for each day of the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Worth a very quick, daily read.
Vatican TV goes HD - Nice to see them keeping up with the times! I’m interested to find the new channel / website that will be publishing this new content…
Good idea for Church PR - “In the UK, Jack Valero started his own organization called Catholic Voices. Its aim was to make accessible to the media young Catholic voices ready to explain the Church’s teaching.” The concept: Rather than trying to teach a bishop to speak fluently, for example, on matters of science, why not find a Catholic who’s already knowledgeable in that field and give him media training? Amen. Amen I say to you.
There Be Dragons New Year Sweepstakes - you can win $500, a new Kindle, $100 and more…and you can help promote this great new (Catholic) movie that features the life of St. Josemaria Escriva.
Digital Nativity Story - If you haven’t seen this yet, come out from under your rock and join about 5 Million other people who have. It’s a very creative rendition of the Nativity story, spoken in the terminology of today. I also wrote more on this video over here. Try not to get caught up on the format or music or informality of it if that’s something you struggle with. Just relax and enjoy it for what it is. And have a good Friday, a blessed rest of Advent and a merry Christmas!
Good Fridays is a periodic series highlighting some good things going on in the Church - especially those using new media or innovative ideas to more effectively live out the mission of the Church. Please email or tweet me with any such things you’d like to see here!