Link of the Day: Today's Parish Blog

It's good to know that Pope Benedict recognizes the importance of the Internet in the ministry of parish priests and recommends that pastors make use of the media available to them.
Priests are thus challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources (images, videos, animated features, blogs, websites) which, alongside traditional means, can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelization and catechesis.

(Message for World Communications Day 2010)
Yesterday I came across this article by Nick Wagner on Why Pastors Must Blog. I was struck that the title used the word "must" and not "should." Nick answers two important questions here that many pastors might have: Does a pastor have enough time to blog and what would a pastor blog about? His responses are sound and helpful. Non-blogging pastors reading this post should definitely follow the link to this piece.

Nick's fine article led me to explore Today's Parish Blog, a service of Today's Parish Magazine which Nick serves as its editor. This is a great resource for folks in parish ministry. Just-the-right-size posts that won't take an hour of your time but will benefit you and those you minister with and to. Here's an example: Twelve Questions for Spiritual Growth, a dozen question that would be great conversation starters for any parish staff.

Take a look and I'll bet you'll agree that my choice of Today's Parish Blog as Link of the Day is a good choice. From now on you'll find Today's Parish Blog on my sidebar.

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  1. I love our pastor but he does not want to learn how to use a computer. Many of us in any leadership role find this frustrating.

  2. In Nick Wagner's list of possible blogging topics for pastors:

    When was the last time you blessed a car and what do you think about blessing cars?

    That's a new one for me!!!


  3. I could not agree more with the importance of priest and blog. What an amazing privilege to spread the Gospel of Christ -
    St. Paul would have jumped at the chance! Here's a sample of what I've been doing:


    Fr. Tim Mockaitis

  4. Just to make it easier to visit Fr. Tim's blog, here's a link to From My Side of the Altar which is his page at www.YourFaithToday. Thanks for stopping by, Tim - I just became a follower on your blog.

  5. Hi Austin. Thanks so much for your wonderful post! Blessings on all the great work you are doing.



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