CLEVELAND — The age of social media has opened up new frontiers for spreading the Gospel, and faithful Catholics on the Internet have discovered the power of “memes” to educate others about Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
In the online world, a “meme” is a concept (usually an image with words or phrases to convey a message) that gets passed from person to person via blogs and social-media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
“I think memes are some of the most effective agents of evangelization out there,” said Sister Anne Flanagan, social-media expert for the Daughters of St. Paul. “The idea meme is visual, punching, has that cultural ‘pop’ in it and is sharable. People can link to...READ MORE