Introduction, Conclusion, and Sidebars
Brandon Vogt is a Catholic writer and speaker who blogs at The Thin Veil (www.thinveil.net). He writes on spirituality, technology, and social-justice, and features regular book reviews and weekly giveaways. He also manages the Church and New Media Blog and in May 2011 was invited to dialogue with Vatican officials and international bloggers on social media. He has been featured on EWTN radio, Relevant Radio, in the Our Sunday Visitor newsweekly, and many other publications. Brandon daylights as a mechanical engineer in Casselberry, FL, where he lives with his wife, Kathleen, and their two children, Isaiah and Teresa.
CH 1 // The Virtual Areopagus: Digital Dialogue with the Unchurched
Fr. Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He’s America’s first podcasting priest and one of the world’s most innovative teachers of Catholicism. His global, non-profit media ministry called Word On Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing emerging technologies to draw people into or back to the Faith. Fr. Barron is also the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, 10-part documentary series and study program about the Catholic Faith.
CH 2 // Into the Light: Sharing the Spiritual Journey
Jennifer Fulwiler is a writer as well as the Director of Chaos Management for her growing family, which currently includes five children under the age of seven. Her writing has been published in over a dozen publications, including Inside Catholic, This Rock, Envoy and Our Sunday Visitor. She’s been featured on EWTN television, EWTN radio, and the Relevant Radio network. She’s also a columnist for Envoy magazine and a regular guest on EWTN Radio’s SonRise Morning Show. In 2007 she became Catholic after a life of atheism. She’s writing a book about her conversion experience, and blogs about faith and the joy of the Catholic life at www.ConversionDiary.com.
CH 3 // Speaking Their Language: Connecting With Young Adults
Marcel LeJeune is a husband, father of five, and the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at St. Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M University, the largest campus ministry in the country. He is author of Set Free to Love: Lives Changed by the Theology of the Body (Servant Books) in addition to having articles published in various Catholic periodicals. He is a regular on several national radio programs and has been featured on EWTN Television. Marcel speaks around the country on different topics relating to the Catholic faith. You can find him online at www.MarcelLejeune.com.
CH 4 // Modern Epistles: Blogging the Faith
Mark P. Shea is the author of numerous books, including the Mary, Mother of the Son trilogy, Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did, and By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition. He blogs at http://markshea.blogspot.com.
CH 5 // New Wineskins: Fresh Presentations of Ancient Tradition
Taylor Marshall was an Episcopal priest before being received with his wife into the Catholic Church on May 23, 2006. He is the author of The Crucified Rabbi – Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity (2009) and The Catholic Perspective on Paul (2010), and he blogs at Canterbury Tales and Called to Communion. Taylor is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of Dallas focusing on the Natural Law theory of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (BA, Philosophy) Westminster Theological Seminary (MAR, Systematic Theology), Nashotah Theological House (Certificate in Anglican Studies), and the University of Dallas (MA, Philosophy).
CH 6 // Digital Discourse: The New Apologetics
Fr. Dwight Longenecker is the parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Greenville, South Carolina. He also serves as Chaplain to St Joseph’s Catholic School. He is author of twelve books on the Catholic faith, apologetics and spirituality. He writes for Belief.net and blogs at Standing On My Head.
CH 7 // Innovative Shepherding: New Media in the Diocese
Scot Landry is Secretary for Catholic Media of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. He oversees the Archdiocese’s media entities including CatholicTV, The Pilot newspaper, Pilot Bulletins, Pilot Printing, Pilot New Media, and the Radio Apostolate. As a member of the steering committee of Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s Cabinet, he also is heavily involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and implementation of major initiatives.
CH 8 // High-Tech Community: New Media in the Parish
Matt Warner is a Catholic husband, father, tweeter, blogger, and entrepreneur. In 2008, Matt left his engineering career to focus full time on New Media and the Catholic Faith. He is the founder of flockNote.com and his personal blog, FallibleBlogma.com. Matt is also a featured blogger for the National Catholic Register at NCRegister.com.
CH 9 // That They May Be One: Cultivating Online Community
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa hosts the weekly “Catholic Moments Podcast” and the “Catholic Mom” television segments on KNXT TV. She writes for Faith and Family Live and her articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, and countless websites and periodicals. Lisa speaks nationally on faith, family, and Catholic New Media topics.
CH 10 // Changing the World: New Media Activism
Thomas Peters is the founder and writer of the American Papist blog which is hosted at CatholicVote.org. He has appeared in dozens of TV, radio, and online media outlets. Since 2007 he has lived and worked in Washington, DC and now serves as the Cultural Director at the National Organization for Marriage. He holds two graduate degrees in theology.
Chapter 11 // Moving Mountains: Building a Digital Movement
Shawn Carney is the co-founder and campaign director of 40 Days for Life. He is a regular media spokesperson and his work has been featured on hundreds of media outlets including Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor”, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, and Christian media, including The Christian Post, National Catholic Register, Salem Radio, Relevant Radio, EWTN Radio, and Focus on the Family.