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'Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean Catholic martyrs but it was not given adequate attention in the blogosphere'  (CNS)

If Catholic blogging is limited to Vatican politics and the personality of the Pope then it will run out of steam.

Above: A man reads a Catholic blog. Below: A nun attends a meeting of Catholic bloggers at the Vatican in 2011; blogger Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston checks his phone; Benedict XVI sends the first tweet from the @Pontifex account in December 2012; ; and Archbishop Claudio Celli speaks at meeting of Catholic bloggers (CNS)

As controversy rages over Catholic blogs we ask five incisive writers what role blogging should really be playing in the Church’s life

'It is hard to find a bishop in England and Wales with a good word to say about Catholic blogs'

The emergence of the Catholic blogosphere is one of the most significant developments in the 21st-century Church

Bishop Michael Campbell (Flickr/Mazur)

Fr Tim Finigan says Church leaders should not be using ‘personal standing to squash disagreement’ after blog controversy

A mother uses her laptop on the move. Hatred directed against women on the internet is currently in the headlines (Photo: AP Photo)

Catholic women need thick skins online

When Caroline Farrow began a blog promoting Church teaching she was staggered by the vitrolic attacks on her by men and women alike

The Vatican's blogmeet (Photo: Intermirifica)

The Vatican hosted its first blogging conference with 150 bloggers from around the world

Catholic bloggers of the world, unite!

You have nothing to lose by accepting the Vatican’s invitation to talk