This post is updated live from the Pontifical Council for Communication's meeting held in Rome today, Monday May 2nd, 2011.
An occasion to establish respectful dialogue between blogging community and a deep acknowledgement of the great contribution of Catholic bloggers are counted among the initiatives and the reasons for this meeting organised by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for Communications. It is not a publicity stunt on behalf of the Church but an engagement with the blogging community - nor is it a stage to set up a moral code for bloggers, but a simple meeting to put blogging in its right place of sharing ideas and information.
Moderating the first panel is Rocco Palmo - reminded the participants that we start blogs because we believe - and that among the blogging community are some great communicators. Bloggers and particularly Catholic bloggers create a community engagging particularly with our readers. With tongue in cheek he said that this meeting, the first of its kind is something only the Holy See could do - to strengthen our faith and the faith of our readers!
Five bloggers share their experience of blogging - with one recuuring theme, namely that the Church use all available social networking tools available to them to help with the spread of the Gospel.