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BY Father Owen Kearns, LCPublisher
Bishop Ronald Herzog of
Alexandria, La., a member of
the U.S. bishops’ communications
committee, used his
November address to the bishops’
assembly in Baltimore to tell them
how quickly things are changing
in the world of the media.
Speaking specifically about
online social networking, the bishop
said that young people in particular
turn to outlets like Facebook and
Twitter for everything from world
news to classroom gossip.
“The implications of that for a
Church which is struggling to get
those same young people to enter
our churches on Sunday are staggering,”
he said. “If the Church is
not on their mobile device, it
It’s a funny world where the virtual
is more real than the actual, but
then God is not just ever-ancient.
He is ever-new, too. He equips us to
meet the challenges of evangelization
and catechesis in every age, to
be all things to all people.
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more than in today’s rapidly evolving
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