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Tech-savvy Pope Benedict XVI sets up Lenten Twitter

Tech-savvy Pope Benedict XVI sets up Lenten Twitter
BY PAM LOBLEY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
NOW THAT’S FUNNY

He already has a Facebook page, with over 35,000 likes. Now the Pope is tweeting daily during Lent to get his message out to the younger generation and the social media set.

I got all excited when I read this, because I’m on Twitter, too, and I’m a Catholic. Lent is a time to seek a deepened relationship with God, and if the Pope thinks Twitter can help me do that, I’m in.

The Pope is tweeting his Lenten messages on @Pope2YouVatican. The one from today says “The Lenten season offers us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart of Christian life: charity. #Lent

The Pope uses hashtags! He’s holy AND media savvy!

 

Sex Abuse Scandal, Money and Gay Lobby May Have Made Pope Resign

Sex Abuse Scandal, Money and Gay Lobby May Have Made Pope Resign
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A report is saying that a breach of the sixth and seventh commandments was behind the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

According to an Italian newspaper, a 300-p...

Wealthy Russians on Costa Concordia ship may have bought lifeboat seats

Wealthy Russians on Costa Concordia ship may have bought lifeboat seats

Officials investigating the Costa Concordia disaster have received claims that wealthy passengers bought their way onto the lifeboats of the sinking cruise ship, the Sun has reported .

According to at le...

Britain tries to curb teen pregnancy with contraceptives, but without parental consent

Britain tries to curb teen pregnancy with contraceptives, but without parental consent
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Britain has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Europe, and a government initiative to lower the rates in Southampton has parents up in arms.

Girls as young...

'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling moves to Little, Brown for first adult novel release

'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling moves to Little, Brown for first adult novel release
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The last Harry Potter book written by J.K. Rowling was released in 2007. The Potter series broke sales records all over the world, and were published by Bloomsbury in B...

Mitt Romney calls out Obama's Russian nuclear talks: Medvedev fires back

Mitt Romney calls out Obama's Russian nuclear talks: Medvedev fires back
BY YURI RESETOVS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

At the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, President Obama was overheard saying to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “This is my last election. And aft...

Paddy Power surprised by Newt Gingrich, regrets Mitt Romney payout

Paddy Power surprised by Newt Gingrich, regrets Mitt Romney payout

Following Newt Gingrich’s win in South Carolina, Europe’s largest betting company Paddy Power is sweating today over its decision on Friday to pay out early on Mitt Romney winning the Republican nomin...

Gov. Christie meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, hopes to strengthen economic relations

Gov. Christie meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, hopes to strengthen economic relations
BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On the first day of his week-long “Jersey to Jerusalem” visit to Israel and Jordan, Gov. Chris Christie Monday met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

N.J. passengers aboard 'Italian Titanic' cruise ship say captain abandoned them

N.J. passengers aboard 'Italian Titanic' cruise ship say captain abandoned them
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A New Jersey couple who survived the overturned Costa Concordia confirmed that there had been no safety drill demonstrated while they were on board the cruise ship.

Bri...

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