From Sun.Star Manila: The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has officially sanctioned blogging by its Bishops.
Mark Inigo Tallara, information officer and media relation assistant of the CBCP, said “our aim is to make every bishop accessible to the faithful, particularly to the youth that’s why we want each of them to have their own blog.”
The CBCP website features several Bishops who are already blogging,
- Dialogue by Archbishop Fernando Capalla (CBCP President)
- Viewpoints by Archbishop Oscar Cruz
- Perspective by Archbishop Orlando Quevedo
- Tidbits by Bishop Leonardo Medroso
- The Meaning by Bishop Jose Manguiran
Fr. Stephen Cuyos, priest, blogger and podcaster presently based in Rome, Italy, wrote on Sun.Star Blog Chronicles “Why Church Leaders Should Blog,” and cited three reasons for church leaders to evangelize online: to reach and enrich, to proclaim and explain, and to accompany and guide.
It’s good that the Church is using technology to its advantage. Blogs do have great potential in helping spread the word of God. The faithful also have a means to talk back–blogs are very interactive in nature.