Bishop John Noonan has followed in the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI and started tweeting on the ubiquitous social network Twitter. His first tweet came on February 13, Ash Wednesday, the start of the 40 days of Lent that lead up to Easter.
Viewing Twitter as an opportunity to reach more people with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, Bishop Noonan believes we are called to put technology to good use by sharing the Good News – even if it is only 140 characters at a time.
He chose Ash Wednesday to begin tweeting because this is a time set aside to reflect on the Gospel and how we live our faith in relation to the Gospel.
“The ability to reach thousands of people instantly with a Scripture reflection or another message of faith is a gift we have been given. I look forward to walking with many other Catholics on their faith journey in this special way,” said Bishop Noonan.
To follow Bishop Noonan on Twitter, search his handle @BishopNoonan on www.twitter.com.