THE POPE'S MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTIONS
Universal: Social Networks
That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their
Social networks are a powerful reality of
the modern evangelical landscape and can serve as powerful engines to
drive efforts to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as well as the prayer
intentions of the Holy Father.
Since the very establishment of the
Church of Jesus Christ on earth, technology has been used to share the
Gospels. Word of mouth was the initial mechanism, but soon pen and ink
were employed to record the holy words and actions of Jesus. That was
the technology of the day. Bishop Robert Barron points out often how St.
Paul used technology of the day in ships, letters, and the Roman Roads
The Guttenburg Bible was a massive leap
in the use of technology to provide the word of God across Europe. St.
Maximillian Kolbe and the Venerable Fulton Sheen have used modern
technology to share the message of Salvation of Sin in Jesus Christ.
More recently Mother Angelica’s EWTN network has been a powerful tool
worldwide in the same vein.
In the modern world, we find immense
opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ using platforms such
as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and standard webpages to network across
boundaries previously much more challenging to overcome. We can send a
message to India today which would have taken weeks or months to arrive
in previous ages. The Church has been making great use of technology
across its history and today is no different.
Our “Pope Video” and “Click to Pray” app
are our contribution to the social media conversation. Thanks be to God
for our benefactors who allow us to bring these services to so many
souls who wish to pray with the Holy Father about the challenges facing
Points for Meditation
How do I use social networking to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Am I
respectful in thought, word and action in my postings on social media?
How might I personally use social media to promote the Popes Worldwide
Prayer Network-The Apostleship of Prayer?
2 John 1:12 “Although I have much to write to you, I do not intend to
use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and to speak face to
face so that our joy may be complete.”
Courtesy of Apostleship of Prayer