Serious people are beginning to use social media in serious ways—a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina is even using it as a recruiting tool for the priesthood. The number of priests in the US has dropped by a third in the past 50 years and the Rev Jeffrey Kirby (vicar of vocations) believes he can turn that around with social technology in the cloud. To paraphrase Jake and Elwood, Father Kirby is on a mission from God.
Our faith in the transformational power of social media grows stronger all the time so we can’t help but wonder—can one man with a smartphone and a Facebook membership save the priesthood?
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