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Vatican invites bloggers for summit

2011-05-02 15:41

Vatican City - The Vatican has invited 150 Catholic bloggers to attend a first-ever blogging summit, increasingly aware of the role that faith-based blogging is playing in spreading Catholicism online.

Monsignor Paul Tighe of the Vatican's social communications office says the one-day meeting on Monday is a get-to-know-you event without any real expectations other than to bring bloggers together into discussion with the Holy See.

As befits the rapid-fire way news travels in the blogging community, the conference drew 750 requests from would-be participants from around the world.

Tighe said only 150 were accepted because of space constraints, and that they were chosen by language groups and then by lottery.

Comments
  • mabsie - 2011-05-02 16:33

    Hand chosen - spreading the pope's propaganda.

      maceye - 2011-05-02 18:43

      As if the catholic church needs more members, please we are the biggest church in the world, do you think we need more members. When last have you seen the catholic church try and convert members, let me say never. Most converts join the church willingly. Its people like you, who are so ignorant, that any half-truth is assumed as gospel, without doing a little bit of research.

      GHL - 2011-05-02 20:28

      It's actually a pity that the Church isn't doing MORE to reach people with the gospel. Thankfully the synod on the New Evangelism is coming up soon. Hopefully we'll see some great strides made in this mission of the Church, which is after all Her supreme mission: to bring Christ to the world.

      Enigma - 2011-05-03 00:49

      So if you were employing salesmen, would you employ someone to punt the opposition's product, or would you be more drawn to team players?

  • umlaut - 2011-05-02 17:04

    Catholicism online opens up the church to be criticised also. the Catholic church needs a drastic change. If convicted witches could be burned at the stake hundreds of years ago, then the same fate should befall the priests that commit devilish acts with young boys. Their lives and those of family members and friends are destroyed and the church protects them as to protect the name of the church. Watching the Oprah show some time ago, the magnitude of the problem can't be explained in a better way. Woman must mingle with men and their religious strength would prevent them from straying and the boys and girls must never be alone with adults. in the eyes of the public the Catholic Church is a SIN BIN.

      maceye - 2011-05-02 18:41

      oh really!!! Now please explain why teachers continue to abuse young children, even though they mingling with the opposite sex. If a priest can't remain celibate in his priesthood, what makes you think he'll be faithful to his wife.

  • Enigma - 2011-05-03 00:46

    @ maceye and GHL You are both seriously out of touch with reality. The Roman Catholic Church has more missionaries around the world than all the protestant churches put together. This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing. It merely is.

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