The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has asked Filipino bishops to create blogs as a way to make them ” accessible to the faithful, particularly to the youth.”
CBCP information officer Mark Inigo Tallara said, in this Sun.Star Manila article, that they will be creating blogs for bishops holding ecclesiastical jurisdictions or about 90 of the 119 bishops in the country. “Hopefully, we would be able to accomplish 50 percent of the task before the year ends,” he said.
Bishops who already have blogs include Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz who said he created the online journal to follow the call of the late Pope John Paul II to use the Internet in new forms of evangelization. Blogs of bishops are listed at the CBCP website.
Cebuano priest Stephen Cuyos, a blogger and podcaster based in Rome, wrote in the Sun.Star Blog Chronicles last August 4 that Church leaders should look at the blog world as “a new place and opportunity for leaders of faith communities to dialogue with the online world.”
Cuyos, in his post “Why Church leaders should blog,” gave three reasons for church leaders to evangelize online: to reach and enrich, to proclaim and explain, and to accompany and guide. Read Fr. Cuying’s excellent post by clicking here.