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USCCB, Greek Orthodox launch Faithandsafety.org

Catholic World News - June 17, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America have launched Faithandsafety.org, a website designed to help parents in guiding their children in the use of social media.

“Our children look to their parents for wisdom and guidance,” said Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. “However, many parents feel somewhat ill-equipped to help their children traverse the unfamiliar terrain of the digital social world.”

“Faithandsafety.org is intended to be not only a set of practical tools and guides for adults, but also a place where they can find a faith framework for conversations with their children about the need to be ethically and morally equipped when they go online,” added Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Communication.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 18, 2013 8:41 AM ET USA

    It sounds like the USCCB's Committee on Communication doesn't have enough to do. Perhaps they could help the Church's pastors become more effective communicators of the Gospel message. The people of God usually get a stale "bible study" message on Sunday, when they need the messages of Scripture and Church teaching applied to their daily lives. That could be controversial, so a little help from the "Committee on Communication" should be useful, if the bishops really want effective teaching.

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