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If you are interested in learning more about Twitter, we recommend that you start by reading the information on the Twitter Basics Page
Brother Dan Horan, OFM is a Franciscan Friar of Holy Name Province and is currently teaching in the Department of Religious Studies at Siena College. He is the author of Dating God, a popular Catholic blog. In his own words, Dating God is "designed to be a forum for reflection on prayer, spirituality and theology in the 21st Century from a Franciscan Perspective." scholar, theologian, writer and so much more. When I tell people that they will hear about this young man, I’m not kidding – he will have a voice that we will hear in our church for years to come.
In addition to the blog, Dating God has a podcast (basically an internet based talk radio show). Recently, Dan came here to Immaculate Conception and interviewed Fran for his podcast. You are encouraged to listen, by clicking this link to the Dating God Podcast. Other interviews and segments of the Dating God Podcast are available on iTunes.
It is with much excitement that we announce the launch of "Pastoral Postings" a new blog published by our very own Fran Rossi Szpylczyn.
A note from Fran:
What is Pastoral Postings? This is the name of a blog that I am publishing as my pastoral formation project as I pursue an MA degree in Pastoral Studies.
Why a blog? I am a passionate and longtime advocate of the use of social media as a form of ministry, catechesis and community building. Even though we are all in one place, that doesn't mean that we can't and shouldn't use online resources to connect and grow in our faith. Blogging allows for an interactive communication; unlike a website which you read the blog encourages comment and conversation.
What if I am not really a computer person? Sometimes I will offer short bulletin pieces. If you are not "into" blogging but have email, you can simply have the posted delivered into your mailbox. Email me if you prefer this or sign up for it on the blog.
Will you use other social media? I am considering incorporating Facebook and Twitter; stay tuned.
Aren't blogs just for young people? Not necessarily! Most teens and many young adults are not big bloggers. Many of them use Facebook or microblog platforms such as Tumblr or Twitter but not blogs.
Questions or comments? Visit on the blog,call or come into the rectory. This is not a one way street and I hope that you join me on it in one way or another!