Media Alert of the day: The bishop is now tweeting

Date: February 13, 2013, 9:54:28 AM EST
Subject: MEDIA ALERT: Bishop John Noonan Starts Tweeting on Ash Wednesday

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Bishop John Noonan Starts Tweeting on Ash Wednesday

Bishop John Noonan will follow in the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI and start tweeting on the ubiquitous social network Twitter, beginning on Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the 40 days of Lent that lead up to Easter.

Bishop Noonan: Now tweeting.

Bishop Noonan: Now tweeting.

Viewing Twitter as an opportunity to reach more people with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, Bishop Noonan believes we are called to put technology to good use by sharing the Good News – even if it is only 140 characters at a time.

He chose Ash Wednesday to begin tweeting because this is a time set aside to reflect on the Gospel and how we live our faith in relation to the Gospel.

“The ability to reach thousands of people instantly with a Scripture reflection or another message of faith is a gift we have been given. I look forward to walking with many other Catholics on their faith journey in this special way,” said Bishop Noonan.

To follow Bishop Noonan on Twitter, search his handle @BishopNoonan.

h/t Mary Toothman

* Meanwhile, there are many Catholics who are giving up Twitter for Lent (