October 21, 2013

Most U.S. Catholics are not looking for spirituality online, in fact, half of them are unaware the Church even has an online presence, according to researchers at Georgetown University’s Centre for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

The most widely used communication tool in Catholic churches is the parish bulletin, followed by a diocesan newspaper or magazine – in print form – which one in four adult Catholics have read in the past three months, CARA reports.

Narrowing the focus to Catholics who attend Mass each week, CARA said 13 per cent of them read Catholic blogs and 17 per cent view religious material on YouTube.