Pope To Priests: Blog On!

Check it out: The Pope urging priests to blog!

Priests stand at the threshold of a new era: as new technologies create deeper forms of relationship across greater distances, they are called to respond pastorally by putting the media ever more effectively at the service of the Word . . . May the Lord make all of you enthusiastic heralds of the Gospel in the new “agorà” which the current media are opening up.

Of course, this immediately brings to mind Tom Lehrer’s “Vatican Rag”–an exhortation to earlier Catholics dealing with Vatican 2 and popular song formats in Mass to “really sell the product!”

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2 thoughts on “Pope To Priests: Blog On!

  1. mamakitt

    Genuflect, genuflect, genuflect!

    I have dreams that Tom Lehrer will re-emerge, although he’s been pretty adamant about the fact that modern politics are satirical enough that his work is unnecessary. Brilliant, brilliant guy.

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  2. Yeah, he was the one who said that political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace prize. His stuff holds up remarkably well, given it is 40 years old now.

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