Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Does the Church need an Archdiocese of the Internet?
- December 4, 2012
I received an email from the Austin Diocese the other day wondering if this blog operates on the approval of our diocese. In writing back, I responded somewhat flippantly with the question, “Which diocese covers the Internet?” The point I was trying to make was, of course, that there isn’t a diocese that covers this blog nor the Internet as the Internet has a global reach.
Later, a crazy idea crossed my mind, should there be a diocese that covers the Internet?
Pope Benedict XVI has described the Internet as a “Digital Continent” with our mission to go forth and evangelize in this new land. Diocese are geographic in nature, but if you think of the Internet as a virtual world as some parts of it have been described, perhaps this suggestion isn’t as far fetched as it sounds. Today, people are increasingly spending more of their free time and consequently their lives online. If this is where people “live”, isn’t it the church’s mission to joyful teach and spread our faith wherever we are?
Full story: Archdiocese of the Internet
Source: Catholic Tech Talk