Friday, January 23, 2009

Viddying the Holy See

For purposes of this blog post, I am too kind to speculate on what the Catholic clergy is doing in lieu of winning souls for the home team, but the Pope has decided their efforts are inadequate enough that he has started his own youtube channel to reach the ungodly masses:

Users can view the site in Italian, English, Spanish, and German, and plans are in the works to include other languages, said Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi.

"With the YouTube platform, we now have the capacity to give young people direct access to the thinking, to the thoughts, to the words and deeds of the pope," said Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council. "That allows them to share that with their friends."
For purposes of this blog post, I am not going to riff on the notion of the Church finding novel ways to reach the young people. That would be gauche.

Instead I will simply join in solidarity with the millions of kids in Catholic schools who are being shown this new youtube channel and expected to applaud, cheer, hoot, and otherwise display outward signs of eagerness to see the Vatican's videos.

And I am genuinely eager to see the video where the Pope dances around with a light saber, does his best dramatic chipmunk, and sneezes like a panda.

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