The New Evangelization, I will be in discussion with a large group of individuals attending the annual Catholicon Expo this weeked. Hundreds of devoted Catholics will be flowing into Houston, Texas for three days of sharing, learning, and growing in Christ, with a common goal of implementing the Church’s plan for using new technology, media, and strategy to spread the “Good News” of our Lord and Savior.
While I hope to share all that I know about web development, search engine optimization, and social media, I am really looking forward to learning from other individuals that have the same desire (fire) for moving the Catholic Church forward and put to good use all the resources available in this New Digital Age.
Brandon Vogt will be attending Catholicon, and I hope to have many conversations about his new book, “The Church and New Media.” Brandon has put together a wealth of information that is useful for any level of the Church; laity, religious, organizations, parishes, and dioceses.
Two of my favorite Catholic priest to follow online is iPadre and FatherZ. I like the podcast of iPadre, and how he shares different aspects of the Catholic faith, along with his music selections and followers calling in with questions. FatherZ has a web blog that everyone should follow, a get a overwhelming taste of the richness and tradition of the Catholic faith.
FatherZ, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, will be the keynote speaker of Catholicon for this years 2011 event. His knowledge of the Church, combined with his skills of blogging, pod-casting, mentoring is something I like to dive into and share with all my online friends and communities.
I will be blogging (here on MidsouthCatholic.com) tweeting (as SEOtechbench) and posting on Facebook, as well as Google+ during the weekend of this event, 2011 Catholicon Expo. Please consider following me on one of the social media platforms. If you have questions about my post, tweets and blogs,… feel free to contact me through any of these outlets.
Please pray for Catholicon and all the individuals participating in this grand event, that the Church’s mission of spreading the “Good News” will be accomplished by the sharing, learning and socializing of a few faithful follows of Christ.