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Drink Like a Catholic Professional

Drink Like a Catholic Professional

Austin is a cosmopolitan city where it’s common to mix drinks with work. read more

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New Sacred Icons in Austin

New Sacred Icons in Austin

One of the parishes that I often visit recently installed two large new icons, and I was very impressed by the dedication of the community to choose such a beautiful form of art for their church’s sacred art. I did some research and found lots of great information and images to share at my latest post at AustinCNM.com read more

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ACNM Retreat 7-19-14
AustinCNM Retreat 2014

ACNM Retreat 7-19-14

I will be directing a retreat this month at St Thomas More Catholic Church in North Austin.

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SXSW Interactive 2013 Catholic Event

SXSW Interactive 2013 Catholic Event

There’s a myriad of reasons why I love living in Austin, but one of my favorites it the great willingness to try new things and take actions with new ideas. This great ingenuity and creativity fosters a community of collaboration and collective growth.

Even though Austin has a reputation of being a very liberal city, the Church in Austin is in a new spring time. What better place to embrace the New Evangelization than joining in the spirit of South by Southwest Interactive, one of the largest digital conferences in the country here in our own city. This festival is also known for some wild times, and it provides a great venue and opportunity to speak to the culture.

The afternoon will be full of great presentations and panels to learn, share, and collaborate. It promises to be a great time. I will be on one of the panels and designed the flyer, so it is obvious I am very invested in this event, and I hope to see you there.

Tuesday March 12, 2013 1-6PM at St Mary’s Cathedral – Bishops Hall
910 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

This event is FREE and open to everyone (no badges required). Come to one or to all.

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Check out more information at the AustinCNM website and check out the Facebook event. I hope to see you there.

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Austin Catholic New Media Group

We recently launched a new group for Catholics in the Austin, Texas area. The page description can be read below.

“The Austin Catholic New Media group is a networking group for those interested in using new media to promote the New Evangelization of the Catholic Church”

I am very excited by the formation of this group. The Diocese of Austin is growing rapidly, currently has around 500,000 Catholics, and the city of Austin is also known as a large hub of the internet and technology. This makes for a great combination. There must be a large population of Catholics that use, or want to start using, the internet as a powerful tool of evangelizing the message of Christ. This group could facilitate in uniting those in this cause.

As this group, and others like it, begin to form around the country, I pray they successfully reach out to Catholics, and non-Catholics alike. Too many occasions have occurred where I have seen Christians demonize new and social media. I firmly believe that it is our newest method of communication, and we cannot fall behind with it. It is just like any other tool, and can serve the users when used properly.

October 6th will be the Diocese of Austin Theology on Tap with the theme of “From the Good News to Twitter: The Church and the Media.” The event will be hosting Rocco Palmo, the well-known Catholic blogger from Whispers in the Loggia. We will be using this as an opportunity to meet. It will be held at Nuevo León downtown 6-8PM.

Find the group’s Facebook page and twitter to follow their updates.

Correction-

As this was posted, we were informed Rocco Palmo has to reschedule for next year. The communications director for the diocese will be giving the presentation, but we will still be gathering at the event.

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