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A listing of church documents, articles on ministry and technology, and other resources related to new technologies.

Social Networking Guidelines

Social Networking Policy - Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Social Media Guidelines - USCCB

Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith - USCCB and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

 

Tech Resources 

Technology Competencies for Catechetical Leaders - Arch of Milwaukee 

Technology Competencies Assessment Form - Arch of Milwaukee

Digital Discipleship Technology Competencies for Ministry - DDN

Faith on Facebook Toolkit - USCCB

 

Organizations & Networks


Digital Disciple Network

Digital Discipleship Boot Camp 

Catechesis 2.0

A Cyberpilgrim’s Blog

Church Tech Today

 

Presentations

Being a Digital Missionary Disciple - Sr Caroline Cerveny, Milwaukee Catechetical Conference, Sept 2017

Finding Copyright-Free Images for Catechetical Use - Jonathan Sullivan, 2013

 

Articles 

Articles on G3 2020: Church has to be in Digital Space; Digital World can Enhance Human Dignity;
and Technology can Enhance Development as Long as it's Safe
- Catholic Herald, 1/16/2020

Evangelizing In Digital World - Catholic Herald, 2/7/2019

YouTube Videos in Today's Classroom - Catechist, 2/6/2019

Regulating Screen Time- Catholic Herald, 1/24/2019

Technology Can Enhance Celebration of Mass - Catholic Herald, 1/17/2019

Use of Media, Devices Should Be Strategic - Catholic Herald, 1/17/2019

Sr. Burns: Technology Doesn’t Make Us Human -  Catholic Herald, 1/17/2019

Using Digital Technology in Catechetical Ministry - Sadlier, 6/12/2018

Digital Culture and Catechesis: Opportunities and Challenges - Jonathan Sullivan, Catechist, October 2017

Flipping the Church Again - Lifelong Faith Journal, 2015

Technology and the New Evangelization: Criteria for Discernment - Jonah Lynch & Michelle Borras, 2012

dotcom for Catechists: Using Technology in the Classroom - Dave Baudry, Catechist, July 2013

I Can Use Technology in My Ministry - Dave Baudry and Marc Puechner, Catechist, August 2011

Latin America and the Evangelization of the Digital Continent - Mar Muñoz-Visoso, 2011
Latinoamérica y la evangelización del Continente Digital - Mar Muñoz-Visoso, 2011

 

Technology and Worship

Guidelines for the Use of Video Technology in Churches - Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Live-streaming the Mass - USCCB, 2020

Guidelines for Televising the Liturgy - USCCB

 


Research

Pew Internet & American Life Project - Pew Research Center

Environmental Scan: media & technology use by youth - Boy Scouts of America, 2014

How many people use church websites, and for what purposes? - Grey Matter Research, 2012

How are Americans using the Internet for religious purposes? - Grey Matter Research, 2012

Catholics Media Use in the United States [PDF] - CARA, 2011
 

Church Statements

Pope Francis' Address to Seminar on "The Common Good in a Digital Age" - September 27, 2019

"Fake News and Journalism for Peace."  Pope Francis, World Communications Day, 2018

"Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter."  Pope Francis, World Communications Day, 2014

"Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization." Benedict XVI, World Communications Day, 2013

"Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization." Benedict XVI, World Communications Day, 2012

"Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age." Benedict XVI, World communications Day, 2011.

"The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word." Benedict XVI, World Communications Day, 2010.

Benedict XVI's Address to Assembly of Pontifical Council on Social Communications, October 29, 2009

"New Technologies, New Relationships: Promoting a Culture of Respect, Dialogue and Friendship." Benedict XVI, World Communications Day, 2009.

"Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education," Benedict XVI, World Communications Day, 2007

"The Church and Internet," Pontifical Council for Social Communications, February 28, 2002

"Ethics in Internet," Pontifical Council for Social Communications, February 28, 2002

Inter Mirifica, On the Means of Social Communications, Vatican II, December 4, 1963
 

 

 

 

 

 


 



Communications Technology and Catechesis

Contemporary communication media do not merely transmit information; they generate visual, audible, emotional, and, in some cases, entirely virtual experiences for individuals and communities. Well-planned catechesis must employ these media so that the message of Jesus Christ can be effectively communicated in the real circumstances and culture of those who seek him.

 

Instruments of Catechesis

Each individual medium of communication can and should be employed as an instrument of catechetical formation by those who have the training and formation to do so.

 - Nat'l Directory for Catechesis, 69

 

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