Conclave 2013: How are you following it?

View from the top of St. Peter's BasilicaOur Sunday Visitor has released a detailed schedule of how the papal conclave should happen.  If you are like me, you see that schedule and are probably wondering how you are going to get your work done at the office this week while trying to follow one of the biggest moments in Catholic history.  Unless you work at an office that allows for constant TV monitoring, you will certainly, like me, have to rely on the Internet to keep you up to date.  If that is the case, how are you planning on doing it?  What kind of resources will you be using?  I don’t know any secrets, but I’ve listed some of my resources below. Continue reading →

Don’t underestimate Pope Benedict’s digital legacy

Over the past few days, I have watched and read pundits and prognosticators try to label Pope Benedict’s pontificate and outline his accomplishments. As the mainstream media is discovering, due to the size of the Church and nature of the Papacy, it is often hard to determine what accomplishments and failures can be attributed to a given pope1.

However, one area of this Holy Father’s legacy that does have definable accomplishments is in new media and the “digital church”. It might be hard and almost laughable to think of an 85-year-old church leader leaving a digital legacy, but what Pope Benedict has done is really quite amazing. Here are four major accomplishments that I point to in order to support this.
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