An article in the Georgia Bulletin reviewed Msgr. Paul Tighe's speech at the at the Archdiocese of Boston New Media Conference. Msgr. Paul Tighe is the Secretary for the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
Here are some quotes from the article:
The Catholic Church has a duty to evangelize people who can be found on the digital continent. As the church sent missionaries to Africa and the Americas, she must also engage people on the Internet. The church needs to make space for the soul online, he said.
"Social media is redefining how we understand local community,” he said. “The digital parish will be where people cluster around shared interests and shared ideas.
According to data compiled by eMarketer in August, the average American adult spends more than five hours online every day, and a 2011 survey of Brits found that one in four spend more time on the Internet than they do asleep. Msgr. Tighe said that people are going online to connect with others.