NEW YORK — Leave it to an 85-year-old man who wears ruby-red slippers and speaks fluent Latin to lead a 2,000-year-old Church into the new media.
About half a dozen U.S. archbishops and cardinals followed Pope Benedict XVI onto Twitter in 2012.
In May, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the New York archbishop and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, started tweeting Bible verses, saint quotations and reflections on joy and holiness to what is now an 80,000-plus person following. Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley took to Twitter to oppose an assisted-suicide ballot question. And Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette, Mich., who will become the archbishop of Portland, Ore., April 2,...READ MORE