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The Vatican at SXSW

It was very encouraging to see the Vatican represented at this year’s SXSW today.  With SXSW being one of the largest gatherings of creative people across the globe, a stated goal of being a “premier destination for discovery”, and a whole track devoted to “Interactive” (think communication and connections) it was great to have Bishop Tighe, […]

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The WeConnect Parish App from LPi

Smartphone Evangelization in a Digital World I joined the staff of Saint Pius X in Greensboro, NC, in 1992, and I was a young guy right out of divinity school. My job was to catechize and evangelize the community. I was armed with many books, the Bible, my faith, a Smith Corona word processer, and […]

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Mass Cards Online via Holy-Post.com

I ran across this site, Holy-Post.com, that’s producing online Mass Cards with a donation going to the church whose parishioners created the site for.  Its a very interesting idea and currently in its first iteration.  In talking with the founder of the site, Pat Rosensteil, who runs his own digital agency, he had some of […]

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Top Ten Catholic Parish Website Providers

Over the past year, my company, Liturgical Publications (LPi), did a survey of 12,000 Catholic Parishes to identify who their current website providers are. The data is pretty interesting. Before we get started, I would like to point out a few things: Collection Method – This data was manually compiled by a group of interns who determined […]

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Engage Parishioners with Digital Displays

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary uses electronic displays to engage parishioners at the church’s two major entryways. These displays are free standing kiosks that hold LED monitors. “People really like the quality of images and they notice the messages because the images change”, said Fr. Peter Muhich, Rector of the Cathedral. “I […]

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Four Ways to Make This Lent Matter

As Catholics, we often see Lent as a time where we are asked to “give up” something in our lives. Coffee, television, sweets, or soda—we’ve all given up something. Lent is a sacrifice, but rather than it simply being a feeling of giving something up, it should be a liberating experience. As we engage with […]

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Is Your Website Ready for Lent?

Christmas and Easter may be your church’s busy days of the year, but Ash Wednesday is your church websites’s busiest day.  It actually makes sense if you think about it.  Most parishioners know (or should!) when Easter Sunday mass is and Christmas masses tend to follow the typical Saturday and Sunday mass schedule, but not […]

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Four Reasons Why Your Church Needs a Facebook Page

The Apostle Paul spent a lot of time in town squares, preaching the good news of Jesus Christ wherever he went. He spoke of becoming all things to all people, in order to win some to the cause of Christ. And we are each called to do the same. Facebook is the new town square […]

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Tech Trends for 2016

  Our lives become more connected with new technology every year. We have smartphones, smart refrigerators, smart thermostats, smart everything. We are all becoming part of the grand Internet of things. In 2016, we’re going to see some major shifts in technology and we’ll see products designed to make our lives faster, simpler, better. But […]

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Free Pray for Paris Bulletin Cover

In light of the tragic events that took place in Paris, France, last week, Liturgical Publications is making available for all parishes a free bulletin cover to encourage parishioners to remember in prayer all those affected. To download this piece of artwork, please click here and feel free to share this link with anyone at your church […]

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