I had a very nice time yesterday at the Catholic New Media Celebration in Atlanta. A big thanks to its organizer, SQPN (Star Quest Production Network).
Gashwin and Amy both have good posts on the event. It was a pleasure meeting both of them and so many others, including Rebecca and Ouiz.
Mass at the CNMC was celebrated by Fr. Roderick Vonhögen, CEO of SQPN and host of several Catholic podcasts. He gave a very good homily on a Gospel that happened to be quite appropriate for Catholic communicators.
From Matthew Chapter 10:
Jesus said to the Twelve:
“Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
"Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”
Music for the CNMC was provided by Popple. They were cool. Here's a video of one of the songs they performed yesterday (produced by SQPN's Greg Willits):