Skip to comments.Indulgences about relationship with God, not Twitter followers, theologian says
Posted on 07/18/2013 8:29:02 PM PDT by Welchie25
Like Pope Benedict XVI before him, Pope Francis has decreed a plenary indulgence for the millions of pilgrims attending World Youth Day, a biennial international event planned for July 23-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also extending it to those who can not make the pilgrimage in person, but participate closely through social media, including Twitter. Those seeking an indulgence must meet other usual conditions, including going to confession, receiving the Eucharist and praying for the intentions of the pope.
Headlines announcing the news have ranged from How to save your soul: in 140 characters or less in USA Today to Pope now offering indulgences in exchange for Twitter followers at Slate Magazine. However, as Monsignor Stuart W. Swetland, vice president for Catholic identity at Mount St. Marys University in Emmitsburg, told the Catholic Review, indulgences are not so simple, and much more serious, than the flip headlines suggest.
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Well, the pope has a twitter account before me.
If he makes it to Instagram, I will be shamed.
The headline at the link doesn’t match the one above. Did it change?
Meant to ping you to the above re: headline...
Following him Twitter wise.
I read an article on some of the tweets. Made me want to get a twitter account.
So far I’m resisting though. Along with FaceBook.