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Engaging Young Catholic Adults in the Life of the Church

ICL Guest Contributor – Raellyn Kovich, Moderator, Catholic Ideas & Issues Forum Editor’s Note: The Catholic Ideas & Issues Forum, sponsored by the Integrated Catholic Life, is an outreach of the Atlanta Catholic Business Conference that presents panel discussions and Q&A on relevant faith and business topics. The panels are comprised of Atlanta Catholic business leaders seeking to assist Catholics to inform their business […]

ICL Could Use Your Help

Help us help you. In a very short time, the Integrated Catholic Life has exploded onto the scene with great Catholic articles from great Catholic writers. Our readership is rising beyond the stratosphere.  Thank you so much. You can help this growth continue by nominating the Integrated Catholic Life for the About dot com 2011 Readers Choice Awards. We really appreciate […]

Thinking, Living and Embracing Life on the Digital Continent

Each year on January 24, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists and communication, Pope Benedict publishes his routinely compelling annual message for the World Day of Social Communication. For the past two years, he has emphasized the crucial importance for the Church to evangelize by means of cyberspace. In 2009, he called on young […]

The Church and the Facebook Frontier

It was a call not for new teaching, but for new ways to deliver the teachings of the Church.  That was the gist of the reflection offered at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops fall general assembly held last month in Baltimore. Leading the charge was Bishop Ron Herzog from the diocese of Alexandria Louisiana.  In his reflection he […]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook

Last month Facebook “went down.” The fact that I only knew about this because it was a top news story completely illustrates my own love/hate relationship with Facebook—which is more hate than love. Don’t get me wrong, I know Facebook—and other social media sites—is important. I get that. And I know that I live in an age where using these […]

The Vatican Goes YouTube

 C. S. Lewis, the most widely read apologist for Christianity of the 20th Century, brought attention to its power of drawing people away from merely gossiping about God.  The sad state of affairs in the contemporary world is that mere gossiping about God has become rampant.  Gossipy questions abound such as:  Does he exist?  Is he dead?  Has he been […]

Be a missionary and still get home for dinner

Check out Matthew Warner’s post on using social media to share the Good News.  Worth reading…and sharing! Be a missionary and still get home for dinner By Matthew Warner Where do you want to go? China? Afghanistan? Paris? Moscow? Africa? Take your pick. And don’t worry about packing your bags. No vaccines necessary. Leave your wallet in your pocket. And […]

It is we who must be present…

I have long been a fan of Matt Warner’s blog on where he often addresses spreading the Faith through social media.  Today’s post is insightful and a good reminder to all of us about the dangers of simply reading great Catholic content.  We are called to action and to do something with the information we are absorbing. From Matt Warner: It […]