Monday, June 23, 2008

Proclaim on the Housetops

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):


Sib said...

Paul, I agree. The CNMC and Eucharistic Congress were outstanding! I enjoyed meeting you at the Magnificat table during the Eucharistic Congress and sitting with you at Mass during the CNMC Sunday. Glad to find your Blog mentioned on Amy Welborn's blog.
The guy with the baseball name,

Ouiz said...

It was a pleasure meeting you at lunch! Thank you again for the extra copies you gave me -- my Bible study was quite thrilled to share the copies of MAGNIFICAT and MAGNIFIKIDS!

God bless!

Greg said...

Thanks for the super kind words about the CNMC. I'm glad it was worth it for you. And thanks for posting that video for Popple. I think what they're doing is just outstanding. What a great weekend it was!