|Rollin' down the river...|
I didn't want to wait too long before sharing one of the high points of the weekend in Boston: it was the keynote presentation by Msgr. (ahem!) Paul Tighe from the Vatican's "Pontifical Council for Social Communications."
The PCCS has been very daring of late, plowing ahead into the new forms of media technologies, giving them a try to see which ones can help advance the Gospel. Msgr. Tighe (with his delightful Irish accent) also made what I think is an extremely important point: people "look" to the Vatican to make all the statements, but his office is trying to provide the ordinary Catholic on Facebook or Twitter (or blogs!) with material that they can post, comment on, link to, use freely. It is the lay people who have the most influence in this sphere, and there are a billion of them.
Please watch this wonderful, enlightening and entertaining presentation and tell me what struck you as the most pertinent--or the most surprising of Msgr. Tighe's contributions: