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Poll: half of Catholics in US do not realise the Church is online

Poll suggests only 13 per cent of weekly Mass-goers in America read Catholic blogs

Social networks need more logic, love and less ranting, says Pope

In World Communications Day message Benedict XVI emphasises the value of ‘reasoned debate’

Catholics today could see the birth of a new model of Church

The shedding of institutional structures and the diminishing number of priests could, in fact, be liberating

Five ways to lose the argument with atheists

Next time you find yourself sucked into a debate with secularists be careful not to make these five classic mistakes, says Peter D Williams

Pope praises silence and potential of social media

Benedict XVI, in an apparent reference to Twitter, says profound thoughts can be communicated even in concise phrases

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

Debate: Does it matter if a priest is a bad public speaker?

Is good oratory absolutely crucial or is it low down on the list of sought after priestly qualities?

Vatican cardinal urges priests to spice up ‘dull, irrelevant’ sermons

Cardinal Ravasi says priests should use dramatic stories and imagery from the Bible to add colour to their homilies

Bloggers gather at the Vatican

Some 150 bloggers from around the world have begun their day-long meeting at the Vatican

The Pope is right about the dangers of Facebook

Sitting in front of a computer screen for an hour a day can cultivate lonely obsessions