Finding faith in cyberspace

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve embraced at least some forms of new media for information and networking.

And so goes many segments of the Catholic Church.

From intricate Web sites exploring Catholic teaching from numerous perspectives across the Internet to social networking sites, parishes, Catholic schools, private individuals and, yes, even the Vatican, are embracing new ways to reach people and share their news and views.

The Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Diocese of Arlington, Va., takes a look at new media and how church institutions are embracing a variety of new means of communication in a recent report. The story offers insight into what’s transpiring in new media circles and even offers hope that despite such efforts, there’s still nothing like an old-fashioned face-to-face conversation.

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