Monday, October 29, 2007

Cardinal Urges Religious to Get Blogging

Some days, the hierarchy gets it right:

According to the Roman diocesan weekly RomaSette, Cardinal Ruini said: "A priest from Novara told me that the theme of 'Jesus' is very much discussed by youth in blogs. The focus, though, comes from destructive books that are widespread today, and not from Benedict XVI’s book ‘Jesus of Nazareth.'

"What will the idea of Christ be in 10 years if these ideas triumph?"

That's exactly right.

I often wonder to myself: why, oh why, oh why aren't more Catholics/Christians/so-cons bloggings?

Sometimes you listen to people talk about the pro-life issue, and they whine about what everyone else is not doing...

But they don't do anything themselves.

Blogging is so easy. When I think of all the unpublished letters to the editor people send. Why wait for someone else to publish for you? There's a whole audience out there fore this.

The 76-year-old prelate admitted, "I don’t understand the Internet, but especially young religious ought to enter blogs and correct the opinions of the youth, showing them the true Jesus.”

This is another pet peeve of mine.

The technophobia of the social conservative movement-- it includes Catholics, but for socially conservative people in general.

The internet is the road to victory for fetal rights. But so many pro-lifers are still stuck in 1972, especially the older ones. A lot of them don't even have email.

You know, some pro-lifers sound like they would move heaven and earth to save babies but they don't even have an email account.

Oh sure, they'll picket and pray rosaries, but they won't take time out of their day to go to a course on Windows or emailing. I mean really, how do we expect to network when people don't even have email?

We should be the most technologically savvy of any political movement because we need it the most.

Unfortunately, if you're reading this, you probably don't have that problem.

I genuinely hope that all of you socially conservative bloggers reading this spread this story around. It desperately needs to be heeded.

And another thing: wouldn't it be cool if the pope got a blog? Think about it. Even better if he allowed comments (yeah like that's gonna happen). It'd also be neat if we could email him our questions. That would be so awesome. Now of course the pope is very busy. But maybe he could delegate a cardinal to the job, or who knows, a seminarian. It could be ghost-blogging.