Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Maine convents use Internet to find new nuns

The Associated Press/, Maine convents use Internet to find new nuns, April 29, 2012 "Audra Turnbull, 23, turned to the Internet when she felt the calling in college. Inside the chapel at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill., she pulled out her laptop, Googled “nuns” and found a website called A Nun’s Life. In time, she checked out dozens of other websites, YouTube videos and social media before getting in touch with a motherhouse in Monroe, Mich., where she plans to join the ministry. 

"Those tools are invaluable for “nunnabes” — wannabe nuns — like her, she said."

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Father Gadget"

BBC News - Prayers on iPad for Father David Matthews "A parish priest is turning heads by using the latest technology to help communicate with his flock.

"Father David Matthews, who jokingly calls himself "Father Gadget", uses an iPad for readings, prayers and music."

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vatican Bans Confession Via iPhone App, Vatican Bans Confession Via iPhone App "Got sins? A new app for the iPhone and the iPad seeks to help Catholics prepare for confession, that sacred ritual of seeking penance for sins big and small."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Religion 2.0: Local clergy make net gains

The Capital - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX/, Religion 2.0: Local clergy make net gains, 21 Nov 2010 "Today, clergy use many other innovations besides Facebook and Twitter. Everything from texting to Skyping is common, as is blogging and podcasting. Without all of them, pastors said, there's a danger of losing touch with the younger generation."