Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Catholic Bishops Who Blog, Tweet, and use Facebook

I tried to track down all of the Bishops, in the USA, who blog, tweet, and use Facebook. This list does not include diocesan staff-run efforts, but only those that are done primarily or solely by the Bishops themselves.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen would be proud of these men.
Bishops Who Blog:
Bishops on Twitter:
Bishops on Facebook:
Also, almost every bishop has a column for their diocesan newspaper and most dioceses have staff that use Facebook and/or Twitter. Some have podcasts and video as well. Glad to see a number of bishops and dioceses using new media. But, we need more and we need better design and content. Some of the diocesan websites are atrocious and some don't use social media at all.

If you know of any others, please leave a link in the comments.

17 comments:

Colleen Hammond said...

Shared it...thanks for tracking them all down!!!

Edward said...

I know it's not quite the same, but his excellency Bishop Anthony Basil Taylor of Little Rock regularly posts to Facebook (and he is believed to be the first bishop on Facebook).

Deacon Dean said...

Archbishops Timothy Dolan, Charles Chaput, and Raymond Burke all have facebook pages also. Whether they themselves do the posting, I can't say.

fjm said...

Little Rock Bishop Anthony Basil Taylor is on Facebook and often posts homilies as "Notes"

Fr. Anthony said...

Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, Michigan, has a facebook page

NFP Blogger said...

Glad you put together this list--well worth bookmarking. However, you are right that there is much to be desired on the design front for most Church-related web sites in official capacity. It also must be said that having a Twitter/FB account and using them well are two different things.

We need more seminars in social media best practices. I thought I was pretty savvy on this front, but started attending seminars on it, and found I still had things to learn. Search "Goal Busters" and the book "No Bullsh*t Social Media"--good places to start. Communications offices should be helping their Evangelization offices to hold talks/ seminars on this kind of stuff.

Sarah Fellows said...

Twitter: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Louisville KY

Fr. Selvester said...

A tiny correction: Bishop Lori is now Archbishop Lori of Baltimore.

Marcel said...

Fr. S - I took him off, because he won't be blogging at the current site anymore anyway, so if he starts one in Baltimore, I can add him later.

Thanks for the updates everyone!

Marcel said...

Fr. Anthony - The page for Bishop Boyea states that he doesn't post there, it is run by the Communications dept.

Scott said...

You seem to have missed Bishop Alexander Sample of the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan. He tweets and has a Facebook page.

John O'Brien said...

I know this was focussed on the U.S.A., but two bishops from the north have been personally blogging for a while:

Ottawa's Abp Terrence Predergast, S.J.: http://archbishopterry.blogspot.ca/

and

Montreal auxiliary, Bishop Thomas Dowd - the youngest bishop in Canada and second youngest in the world: http://bishopdowd.net/blog

Unknown said...

FYI - Raymond Burke is now a Cardinal.

Anj Wiley said...

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Diocese of Raleigh, NC is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BishopBurbidge Thanks for compiling the list!

Stephen Ingram said...

It would appear that Bp. Farrell has moved to a new blog: http://bishopkevinfarrell.org/blog/

The old one at Blogspot has been taken over by some nonsense.

St Pio in my hero said...

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has a Facebook Page

María de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda said...

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Oklahoma City, is on FB