Last week while browsing Pinterest I was invited to pin on several group boards by a site I hadn't heard of before called Awestruck.tv. I browsed their Pinterest boards - THOUSANDS of pins on all kinds of great Catholic stuff. That got me curious about the site so I browsed on over and found a WordPress site that was claiming to be a "Your portal to the Catholic community".
I went ahead and signed up for the site and found that it is a pretty active community of Catholics sharing their faith through groups such as Carmelites, devotions, pro-life, book club, gardening - really, a huge variety of over 400 groups.
The site also has over twenty sub-sites on topics including Pinterest, Catholics in various countries and the Catholic Feast which is more about saints and feast days.
I spoke with the founder of the site, Norm over Skype about the project. It turns out that this was originally a South African project done in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus and the bishops' conference but has spread all over the world.
If you are looking for a place to socialize with other Catholics and don't like the ads and privacy issues associated with Facebook, take a spin around Awestruck.tv.
I've known Greg and Jennifer from the Catholic New Media Conference and their work with the Rosary Army for years. Not that we're best friends. I mean, they're famous and get to speak at conferences and I get to sell their books. I even interviewed them when their first book came out.
Apart from speaking, writing books and raising six kids, they also have a podcast called The Catholics Next Door. I am sure that they have been broadcasting on the Internet for almost the longest of any Catholic programming and they even had a show on Sirius Radio for a while. If you haven't listened to podcasts before or haven't heard of their show, go check it out. They talk about the Faith, share what's going on in their family, and sometimes you'll get a walk-on performance from Lilly or one of their other kids.
Last week Jennifer talked about her Great Adventure Bible study class. She was so excited about learning the deeper meaning behind Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Mass and some other sections of the Bible that I wished I was in the class.
All of us can use a positive, entertaining Faith refresher. Go check out their show. You'll thank me.