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A woman reads an ebook version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Photo: CNS)

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

Benedict XVI ventures into the world of social media with a papal tweet (Photo: CNS)

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

The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council could not have foreseen how the Church would change (Photo: CNS)

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

Don’t stop to think what Pope Benedict might say if he were in your position (Photo: PA)

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

Social networks can point people towards authentic questioning, silence and prayer (Photo: CNS)

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

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

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

Cardinal Ravasi also encourages priests to use Twitter (Photo: PA)

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

Stephen Fry, pictured with the chancellor of Sussex University, is prone to nasty tantrums online (Photo: PA)

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