I have added @Pontifex to our weekly bulletin, posting one of his tweets each week. Short, sweet and succinct. It has definitely caught the attention of parishioners, especially those who do not follow social media.
I s’pose if your catholic this would be true. I pretty much ignore all threads here with the word “pope” in the title. Key phrase, “pretty much”.
In a completely related subject, a person I know lives in a house on a road in the Louisville area named “Pope Lick Road”.
I dunno. Kind of a creepy word picture. ;-)
Just embedded the Pope’s twitter feed into my Parish’s web site. Spread Pope Francis far and wide.
I think this pope is a phenomenon in many ways, not just via social media. It is one of the things which deeply concerns me. I have seen all manner of people on the TV shouting their love or support for this pope, and most of them are either very, very cafeteria-style Catholics or non-Catholic altogether. Jon Stewart, for instance, was recently carrying on about how much he loves this pope, and I think he is somewhat indicative. Jews, Protestants, Atheists and agnostics all love this guy, and generally it seems to be because they perceive him as being open to reconsidering numerous dogmas and doctrines of the faith which they have long disliked. Maybe their perception is entirely wrong, I won’t deny that, but it still gives me pause. If this many people who hate or oppose everything your religious faith values voice their support or love of the leader of that faith there may be a problem with the message being delivered.