Presence in the blogosphere

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Sometimes I get weary about blogging because of the time it takes and some days it seems so boring. So I ask questions like: is it useful, for whom am I writing, for what reason, is this just an ego-trip, etc. I came across a few lines of Pope John Paul II which gives me slight encouragement. He said:


The special challenge before you, is to find ways to ensure that the voice of the Church is not marginalized or silenced in the modern arena of the media. You have a role to play in ensuring that the Gospel is not confined to a strictly private world. No! Jesus Christ must be proclaimed to the whole world; and therefore the Church must enter the great forum of the media with courage and confidence.


Be encouraged, brother, by what the Spirit is saying to the churches and by John Paul II. All ministries entail the spiritual blind-alley of vainglory and the pitfall of tedium.

To me, we Catholic bloggers must see ourselves as a leaven in the world of the internet. There is so much misinformation and degradation present as soon as the mind conceives a search term and the fingers can manipulate a mouse. I have no doubt that the darker aspects of this technology are putting a lot of souls in peril and are destroying families, marriages, and religious and priestly vocations.

Our ministry is to try to open a path for the Holy Spirit to bring the divine remedy into the new frontier.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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