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Church should welcome bloggers' energy, Catholic columnist advises

October 11, 2010

Speaking last week at a Vatican conference on new modes of journalism organized by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, columnist Anna Arco of London’s Catholic Herald commented that while many Church leaders seem suspicious of the “blogosphere,” and tend to dislike the controversy that blogs generate, the energy and independence of the new commentators can bring new life to Catholic debates and new vigor to the task of evangelization.

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  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 11, 2010 10:05 PM ET USA

    The comment that "many Church leaders seem suspicious of the “blogosphere,” and tend to dislike the controversy that blogs generate" is right on the mark. My experience so far indicates that Church leaders and their chancery bureaucrats tend to prefer one way communication with the great unwashed (the laity). They just don't have the time to waste listening to comments from the uneducated masses.