Category Archives: Spirit of communication

“Christus Vivit” Includes Pope’s Digital Media Diagnosis

A look at lesser-known sections of the Apostolic Exhortation released recently by Pope Francis. This is the start of a two-part report by Bill Schmitt, posted on the McGrath Institute for Church Life blog, published at the University of Notre Dame, … Continue reading

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Pope’s Digital Media Diagnosis: Making All Links New Again

C This is the original version of Bill Schmitt’s report on sections of Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation dealing with digital media culture as it affects young people. Pope Francis has once again expressed a set of prayer-provoking insights about … Continue reading

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Post-Truth? Both Terms Mean We Have a Lot to Talk About

In a culture where relativism, moralism, divisiveness and desperation about urgent global challenges are all taking a toll, and many of us turn to social media for repair or respite, we all need to talk more about the real cures. … Continue reading

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Spirit and Sentiment: Lent’s Songs of Quiet Love

Initially posted on the McGrath Institute for Church Life blog, published at the University of Notre Dame,, on March 22. Some milestones in the Lenten season are literally a pleasure to celebrate as days for rejoicing or gaining new insight … Continue reading

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“I ♥ Valentine’s Day,” When the Church Shows the Love of its Life

Initially posted on the McGrath Institute for Church Life blog, published at the University of Notre Dame, on February 14. Valentine’s Day can be awkward for a lot of people. It’s unlikely the holiday will come up in Church conversations, … Continue reading

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Healing Culture–and Hearts–So Politics Can Work

https://www.c-span.org/video/?457649-1/every-man-king No discussion at the three-way intersection of our polarized society, our use of news and our faith-based values that can help renew healthy communication will bear fruit without the kinds of insights Bruce Stirewalt recently presented on Book TV. … Continue reading

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Make a “Net” Work Better (4 New Ideas for 2019 World Communications Day)

For my blog dedicated to my particular focus on news, social polarization, and Christian values encouraging conversation for the common good: Click me-dia.blog in navbar above. World Communications Day 2019 won’t be officially celebrated until June 2, the Sunday before Pentecost. That’s … Continue reading

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