STARTING OFF CNMC 2011
Knights of Columbus are announced as Platinum Sponsors, by Greg Willits, Emcee. (http://kofc.com/)
First Speaker: Sr. Anne Flanagan, FSP from Pauline Books & Media.
Ashley Collins – @SonofBosco on Twitter shares some of Sister’s talk:
- “Poverty builds networks of collaborators” a quote from Sr. Anne
- Both Mary and St. Paul gave themselves entirely to Christ in their natures.
- New media provides new ways of personal encounter. We need to allow God to blog, podcast, etc. through us.
- Developments in technology puts evengelization back into the hands of the lay faithful. Helps us return to our baptismal priesthood.
- Church needs “life apologists” who can manifest Christ in everyday life.
- Do not speak only of religion, but speak of everything in a Christian manner. – Alberione
- Obedience makes receptivity manifest, moving WITH the Church. (retweet from @PracticingCath)
Scott Maentz – @ScottMaentz: “There’s already too many words and not enough witnesses.”, a quote from Sr. Anne.
Matthew Warner Breakout Session – Social Media Techniques
Marc Cardaronella – @MCardaronella shares notes and quotes:
- “Not the Catholics aren’t interested in new media, not interested in their faith. Here’s our opportunity!”
- Technology is not going to bring people back to the Church. People will. // You are! (RT from @sullijo)
- “Mormons are everywhere in search online. They’re telling they’re story! We are not!”
- “Google search for Who is God–Mormons first, then Jehova’s Witness.”
- “Catholics stink at positioning themselves in online search.” (Matthew did say this with a grain of salt.)
- “WE have the best answers to these questions! People online aren’t seeing them.”
- I wonder how much the Mormons pay on a ppor basis for grabbing the keywords. (RT from @CathTechTalk)
- “The Church is an expert on how to be a human being!”
- “We need to recruit leaders, not just theology experts at the parish level.”
- “We need an “entrepreneurial evangelization” so funding and projects can go together.”
- ”Ideas, talent and funds need to come together in one place!”
Brandon Vogt – @BrandonVogt1 sharing notes and quotes:
- ”Technology is not going to bring people back to the Church. You are.”
- ”What Mormons Can Teach Catholics About Online Evangelization”
- “We need a Catholic Kickstarter.com”, a place to crowdsource entrepreneurial online evangelization
- Donors don’t want to support “a spreadsheet”. They want to support movements, conversions, and impact. We need tell our stories.
- Great Q&A at
#cnmc11. I think a main goal for us #cathmedia folks is to explain our work to donors who can help.
Lisa Henday Breakout Session – Social Media Spirituality
“Being True and Authentic in Today’s Digital Age”
Ashley Collins – @SonofBosco sharing notes and quotes:
- Are we listening to the others or just tweeting to tweet?
- Make sure that we’re not self-indulging with new media getting people to follow US and not Christ.
- Truth’s merit does not come from popularity.
MASS CONFUSION CATHOLIC SITCOM
The CNMC 2011 is breaking for lunch and talk on twitter is that they are enjoying some fine entertainment.
Sean Patrick Lovett Keynote
Sean Patrick is Director of Vatican Radio’s FM Channel One-O-Five Live and the station’s English and Italian Language Sections
Patrick is sharing on the Vatican Radio’s longevity, the future looks strong.
If BJPII can do-it, so can you!
Craig Berry – @catholicservant sharing a quote: “I came. I saw. I connected.” Sean Patrick Lovett
Roderick Vonhogen – FatherRoderick sharing notes and quotes:
- Sean-Patrick Lovett tells the behind-the-scenes story of the iconic photo of Benedict XVI and his iPad
- Sean-Patrick Lovett talks about the confession app at
- RT @AustinCathMedia: Seàn-Patrick Lovett: ‘Since the internet never have we known so much but understood so little’
- Mother Teresa once asked Seàn-Patrick Lovett: Who are you doing this for? What are you doing this for?
Brandon Vogt – @BrandonVogt1 sharing notes and quotes:
- One of my favorite docs “The Rapid Development” (JPII’s last)–>”Do not be afraid of new technologies!”
- “Never before in the history of humanity have we known so much and understood so little” Seàn Patrick Lovett
- “Vatican pontificates in a monologue, but Internet is a dialogue.” — So true, yet the Church can start a conversation
- “The Vatican is a state…not a social network”–We can’t force it to be the center of the new media
- It seems from Sean that the Vatican’s main concerns are quality and utility, not necessarily dialogue
- “The Church and Internet got married and you heard the pitter-patter of little Tweets.” Seàn Patrick Lovett
- Who are you doing this for? What are you doing this for? – Mother Teresa–questions to ask about all tech activities
- Good to know that the Vatican names their web servers after Saints and not Star Wars characters like so many companies!
- NAME WITHHELD, the church “needs to learn to communicate internally before it can communicate better externally”
Jeff Geerling posted his note on Lovett’s keynote on his blog: Life is a Prayer
ASHLEY UPDATE on CNMC of SQPN on USTREAM via ANDROID – Click Here
Jeff Geerling: Social Media Breakout
“We’re not building personal relationships. That’s why people aren’t coming to Mass…
#cnmc11 we need to show them that they wan Chris.”
“Dont throw Christ at people. Engage!
#cnmc11 Each out to others in love!”
“Switch from “broadcasting a message” to “engaging an audience”.”
“Keep message clear and simple.”
“You are your organization’s filter. Respect your audience’s attn.”
“With limited budgets we have to make do.”
“Make incremental, measurable changes in communication strategy.”
“I’ve never used Twitter this much!
“Silence in your own life helps filter out noise in our communication to others.”
“Dont use acronyms because we need to speak what others speak and understand. No “RCIA” “CCD” etc.”
“Spreading the word of God simply requires prayer, self-knowledge, and ability to relate.”
“People are hungry for Christ even if they don’t know it and He wants to feed them! Be Christ to others in your content.”
Pat Gohn Breakout Session: Social Media Spirituality
“You Can’t Spell Technology without THEOLOGY”
Pat is really sharing deep insight and concepts as to what, why and when on the topic of Theology of Communications. Gohn’s way of sharing is great, based on the Trinity.
She started with sharing – “But St. John goes even further when he affirms that “God is love”: God’s very being is love. By sending his only Son and the Spirit of Love in the fullness of time, God has revealed his innermost secret: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange.” (CCC 221)
Pat refers to Jesus Christ as the “Best PR Guy.”
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATONS PR
- We need a firm knowledge base
- Strong Sense of Ethical Judgement
- Message offered in Freedon and truth
- Created for the Common Good
- Created for the Dignity of Human Person
- Solid Communication Skills
- An Attitude of Professionalism
Reference to Acts 2:16-17
“Jesus communicated with his whole body”, quote from Pat.
Reference to 1 John 1:1-3
Marc Cardaronella – @MCardaronella shares quotes from Pat:
- “Laity shine in communication skills. Most are younger. We need to FIND THEM!”
- “3 ethical principles of communication: freedom & truth, dignity of human person, the common good”
- “Your communication should either offer a gift or solve a problem.”
- ”Good relationships = good reception of our message. “
- ”Adults learn best in conversation. Why new media so great!”
- ”Good business ideas grounded morally & ethically have implications for the Church & communications.”
- “John Henry Newman >> Heart speaks to heart. JPII is the model for us!”
- “Want to do media in connection w/ heart of Christ, heart of the Church and hearts of our audience.”
- “Think of one person for your message & deliver it to their heart. That’s how you love them in your media.”
Ending panel discussion was filled with a wide variety of questions, mainly of concerns. Twice in the SQPN streaming video the subject of “AETATIS NOVAE” D. Defense of the right to information and communications (Paragraph 15)
Fr. Roderick announced that CNMC 2012 will be in Dallas, working with the Catholic Writers Guild and Catholic Marketing Network. The events will be combined, and everyone should have a grand experience.
Well, a lot to ponder and pray about.