DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — First came the online network informally known as St. Blog’s. Then came the invasion of the Catholic podcasters.I wrote an article similar to this for The Record. It was about the Internet as "the Aeropagus of our time." You can read it here or here. For more information on Catholicism and the mass media, see the following links:
Now it’s “vodcasts.”
The latest innovation on the Internet is the rise of Catholic video podcasts, otherwise known as vodcasts. Through YouTube and other media, Catholics have been able to spread the faith, provide historical footage and draw attention to liturgical abuses.
Denham Springs, La., software developer William Eunice describes YouTube, the Internet video portal that allows users to post short videos online, as a “scratchpad for our culture.”
“The Catholic content gets to the heart of what my Catholic faith is about,” said Eunice, who writes for the website CatholicDaily.org. “It’s real information that helps me in my life as a Catholic.”
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Another good idea for a website would be to collect all of the Catholic videos from YouTube that are actually worth something and put them all in one place. A lot of these YouTube videos have "Catholic" as a tag, but I have no clue why. There's also a lot of anti-Catholic videos. I know all about GodTube, but even there the search is tedious. Solid, orthodox, Catholic videos are just hard to find and it would be cool if someone would do all the work for us. In fact, I think I'll make that a summer project. I'll keep you posted.