At Home With Jim And Joy – 2018-07-04 – Ryan Dellacrosse Pt. 2


♪ (APPLAUSE)>>WELCOME. YOU ARE AT HOME WITH JIM AND JOY AND YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR EWTN FAMILY. AND WE WISH YOU ALL A BLESSED FOURTH OF JULY. WELL WE’RE DELIGHTED THAT YOU WELCOMED US INTO YOUR HOME AND WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU’RE HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME WITH YOUR FAMILIES. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY. SO YOU COULD SEND US AN EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTION OR COMMENT TO [email protected] AND WE’RE GOING TO SPEAK WITH OUR GUEST TODAY, RYAN DELLACROSSE, THE CEO AND FOUNDER OF A COMPANY CALLED FUZATI. HE HAS A GREAT WEBSITE CALL LITTLE SAINT ADVENTURES.COM. WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW WITH HIM.>>AND WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER ONE.>>WE WILL. HE WAS A GREAT GUEST.>>WE HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A BLESSED DAY. MAYBE A LOT OF FAMILY AROUND, GOOD FOOD TO EAT. I KNOW WITH OUR FAMILY, WE ALWAYS DO REFLECTION ON THE FOUNDING OF OUR NATION. WE THINK OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND ENDOWED BY THE CREATOR WITH INALIENABLE RIGHTS, AMONG THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. WE SHOULD AT LEAST SPEAK THOSE WORDS ON JULY 4TH AND UNPACK THEM A LITTLE BIT. YOU DON’T HAVE A GIVE A BIG DISSERTATION BUT OUR CHILDREN NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE UNIQUENESS AND SPECIALNESS OF THIS APPROXIMATE NATION FOUNDED ON TRANSCENDENT TRUTH THAT THE KEY LAWS ARE NOT GIVEN BY MAN, THEY ARE GIVEN BY GOD. WHAT ARE THEY? LIFE, LIBERTY, HAPPINESS. WE ARE A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. NOT A PURE DEMOCRACY BUT WE HAVE LAWS. WE HAVE A CONSTITUTION. DO WE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION? DO WE KNOW WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE AS A NATION? ARE WE PASSING THIS ON? IT’S TRUE IN RELIGION AS WELL AS IN GOVERNMENT THAT OUR NATION DOESN’T HAVE GRANDCHILDREN. THEY NEED TO BE CONVERTED TO THE AMERICAN WAY, AND IN A SENSE GOD DOESN’T HAVE GRANDCHILDREN. WE CAN BE CONVERTED TO CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH AND SHARE WITH OUR KIDS AND BEAR WITNESS TO THE GREATNESS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH AND OUR NATION AND THIS INCREDIBLE EXPERIMENT CALLED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. SO A LITTLE BIT HEAVY THERE, BUT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE HAVE AND CONTINUE TO BE A BRIGHT LIGHT AND TO REPENT OF ANY WAYS THAT WE ARE VIOLATING LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.>>WHEN WE WERE AWAY ON VACATION WE WENT TO A GREAT TOWN CALLED ARLEY, AND IT’S A LITTLE NEAR SMITH LAKE, WHERE WE WERE AT. WHEN YOU WENT INTO THE TOWN THERE WERE PICTURES OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAD SERVED OUR NATION, AND THEY POST THEM ALL UP ALONG THE TOWN. THEY HAVE THE AMERICAN FLAG FLYING OVER IT AND YOU JUST FELT, YES, THIS IS AMERICA. IT WAS SO ENCOURAGING.>>WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II. ALL YOU SEE ARE THE FACES AND THE FLAGS AND YOU SEE THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT SERVED AND THESE MEN’S SAY K.I.A., THAT IS KILLED IN ACTION. ONE OF OUR BOYS. KILLED IN ACTION. THAT’S THE MEANS OF JULY 4TH. AND THEN THERE WAS A PLAQUE BY A FLAGPOLE AND IT SAYS WE’RE THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. MAY WE BE BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS CATHOLIC PATRIOTS IN OUR COUNTRY. RYAN DELLACROSSE IS GOING TO COME AND TALK ABOUT COMMUNICATION AND GETTING THE GOSPEL ACROSS TO THE WORLD. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. PLEASE DON’T GO AWAY. (APPLAUSE) ♪ ♪ (APPLAUSE)>>WELCOME BACK. WELL, BEFORE WE START OUR WONDERFUL CONVERSATION WITH RYAN TODAY, WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM CATHERINE HADRO WHO IS THE HOST OF EWTN PRO-LIFE WEEKLY. NOW, CATHERINE, JUSTICE KENNEDY’S RETIREMENT FROM THE SUPREME COURT CERTAINLY HAS BEEN ALL OVER THE NEWS THESE PAST FEW DAYS AND IT HAS BEEN A GREAT NEWS, GREAT TIME IN THE LIFE COMMUNITY FOR ALL GOD IS DOING. WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR US TODAY.>>HELLO FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., JIM AND JOY. THIS WEEK ON PRO-LIFE WEEKLY WE BREAK DOWN WHAT JUSTICE KENNEDY’S RETIREMENT FROM THE SUPREME COURT MEANS FOR THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT. WILL WE SEE AN END TO ROE VS. WADE? TUNE INTO ANALYSIS THIS WEEK. SPEAKING OF THE SUPREME COURT I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU ALL A PREVIEW OF THIS WEEK’S CALL TO ACTION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT. GO TO PRO-LIFE COURT.COM. HERE YOU CAN JOIN THE FIGHT TO CONFIRM A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE WHO RESPECTS THE SANCTITY OF LIFE. BY SIGNING UP HERE YOU WILL BECOME A FIRST RESPONDER TO GET UPDATES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE ACTION UNTIL A NEW JUSTICE IS CONFIRMED. HEAD OVER TO PROLIFECOURT.COM TO SIGN UP. THE MOVIE ABOUT ABORTIONIST KERMIT MUNDOL HAS RECEIVED A MOVIE DEAL AND IT WILL BE RELEASED THIS OCTOBER. THIS HE WAS THE PHILADELPHIA ABORTIONIST SEARCHING LIFE IN PRISON FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER. I’M JOINED BY THE FILMMAKERS BEHIND THE MOVIE TO HEAR WHAT WE CAN EXPECT BEHIND THEIR PROJECT. AND FINALLY IN AN INTERVIEW YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS, I SIT DOWN WITH AN INCREDIBLY BRAVE AND STRONG WOMAN. SHE WAS RAPED ON A BUSINESS TRIP, CONCEIVED A SON, AND CHOSE LIFE. HER STORY, I’M SURE, WILL MOVE YOU, AND HOPEFULLY CHANGE HEARTS AND MINDS ABOUT ABORTION. I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT 10:00 P.M. AND EASTERN AGAIN ON SUNDAY AT 10:00 A.M. FOR NOW BACK TO YOU AT HOME.>>CATHERINE THANK YOU SO MUCH. WONDERFUL WORK CATHERINE HADRO IS DOING BRINGING THE LATEST NEWS IN THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT AND HELPING TO EQUIP GOD’S PEOPLE TO BE WITNESSES OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE. IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN WITH YOU. THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE ABOUT LITTLE CATHOLIC ADVENTURES.COM AND NOW WE WILL SPEAK ABOUT FUZATI.COM. AND THE GREAT TYPE OF WORK THAT THE LORD HAS CALLED YOU TO AND IT IS A GRADE WORK INDEED THE WAY I SEE IT. AND I THINK BACK TO YOUR TESTIMONY ON JOURNEY HOME THAT WE SHARED DURING THE FIRST SHOW, YOUR HONOR, YOUR OWN JOURNEY AND PROCESS OF CONVERSION, AND HOW YOU SAW SOMEBODY NEXT TO YOU IN A CAR LOOKING AT HIS SMARTPHONE AND THERE WAS LIGHT SHINING ON HIS FACE AND YOU FELT LIKE THE LORD SAID TO YOU BRING ME THERE. BRING ME THERE. THIS IS ABOUT THE GOSPEL. THIS IS ABOUT BRINGING CHRIST EVERYWHERE MEN AND WOMEN AND GIRLS AREN’T. SO MANY IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA, IN TECHNOLOGY, THEY’RE IN THE PHONE AND SOME OF THIS HAS HAZARDS. VERY ADDICTIVE, IN A LOT OF WAYS AND SOME OF OUR PEOPLE DON’T WANT NOT GOING TO GO TO DO WITH IT ANYMORE AND CUT THEMSELVES OFF FROM IT AND THAT’S AN OPTION. BUT I DON’T THINK THAT’S WHAT THE LORD WANTS FOR EVERYONE AND THIS IS AN AMAZING TECHNOLOGY THAT IS REACHING PEOPLE AND BRINGING THE GOSPEL TO THE WHOLE WORLD, REACHING OUT TO THE WHOLE WORLD AND THE KEY IS HOW DO WE BRING JESUS THERE, HOW DO WE BRING CHRIST THERE AND THAT SEEMS TO ME WHAT FUZATI IS ABOUT. TELL US ABOUT THIS COMPANY.>>THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE ABOUT. I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHEN — YOU CAN LOOK AT IT NEGATIVELY AND LOOK AT SOME OF THE SAINTS AND WHERE THEY WENT TO SHARE THE GOSPEL AND IT WAS NEVER A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. SO WE DO HAVE THIS THING CALLED THE INTERNET AND BISHOP — OR POPE BENEDICT XVI REFERRED TO IT AS THE DIGITAL CONTINENT. I WANT A BISHOP FOR THE BISHOP CONTINENT. I THINK WE NEED ONE BECAUSE SO MUCH GOOD CAN BE DONE THERE AND WE’RE ACTUALLY SEEING THAT. WE HAVE BUILT AN AUDIENCE OF OVER 20 MILLION CATHOLICS THAT WE REACH EVERY WEEK. MINISTRIES AND APOSTOLATES COME TO US AND THEY SAY WE WANT TO GROW. WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO GROW USING MARKETING AND CAN YOU HELP US. AND SO WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO WORK WITH A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL APOSTOLATES, COLLEGES, RELIGIOUS ORDERS, DIOCESE, AND DEVELOPING PLANS TO GO OUT AND FISH FOR MEN ON A DIGITAL CONTINENT. IT’S BEEN A WONDERFUL JOURNEY. AND YOU KNOW AS WE GROW THERE’S A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCES THAT PEOPLE ARE HAVING WORKING THERE TOO AS WELL.>>HOW MANY CLIENTS DO YOU HAVE APPROXIMATELY.>>WE WORKED WHY OVER 110, I THINK, CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS. WE WORK FOR THE POPE, THE POPE’S PONTIFICAL MISSIONS AND DO MARKETING FOR HIS PERSONAL NEEDS FOR THE COMMUNITIES THAT HE SERVES. YOU KNOW, A LOT OF — THERE’S A BIG LIST ON OUR WEBSITE, BUT, YEAH, SERVING THE POPE, SERVING ROMAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN AWESOME BUT ALL OF OUR CLIENTS ARE TERRIFIC, A LOT OF THOSE –>>SO YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT APOSTOLATES AND KIND OF MAKEUP. AND THEY WOULD COME TO YOU TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I’M THINKING IN PARTICULAR, WE HAVE EWTN, AND YOU KNOW, A SUB COME OPPONENT OF THAT IS THE EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARIES THAT I HELP OUT WITH. IF THIS IS FREE OF CHARGE, I WOULD ASK YOU, SO WITH OUR THING, IT’S LIKE REACHING PEOPLE THROUGH EWTN BUT TRYING TO FIND PEOPLE THAT HAVE A REAL MISSIONARY DESIRE. SO I WOULD COME TO YOU AND I WOULD SAY THIS IS OUR SUB COMPONENT ON EWTN TRYING TO REACH PEOPLE LIKE THIS. AND I’M THINKING OF WHY WOULD A SEMINARY COME TO YOU OR SCHOOL COME TO YOU OR DIOCESE COME TO YOU. AND I GUESS THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WE’RE TRYING TO REACH. HOW DO YOU RESEARCH THEM AND WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE –>>IF YOU’RE GOOD AT SOMETHING AND YOU HAVE HIGHLY SKILLED PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THAT ENVIRONMENT IT’S RELATIVELY EASY. IT’S LIKE GOING TO A DOCTOR AND YOU’RE SICK. HOW DO YOU DO THAT.>>HE IS SKILLED. HE KNOWS HOW TO DO IT. WE BRING THE BEST OF CLASS TO A SPECIFIC AREA WHICH IS MARKETING. A LOT OF IT IS DIGITAL TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION MORE EXPLICITLY. YOU IDENTIFY WHO YOUR TARGET MARKET IS, YOU KNOW, AND THEN YOU — YOU COME UP WITH MESSAGING THAT WORKS IN THE APPROPRIATE — MODALITY, YOU KNOW A MESSAGE ON FACEBOOK OR AD ON FACEBOOK IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT THAN AN AD ON GOOGLE. IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT THAN AN AD ON INSTAGRAM AND THEY HAVE THE DIFFERENT MODALITIES AND YOU PACKAGE MESSAGING AND CREATIVE INTO SOMETHING THAT IS COMPELLING. AND I ALWAYS TOLD GOD WHEN WE STARTED PRESIDING, LOOK IF WE’RE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL WE WILL GO AFTER THE 90 PERCENT OF CATHOLICS THAT ARE OUT THERE THAT IDENTIFY WITH THE CHURCH THAT DON’T PARTICIPATE IN THE CHURCH. THAT’S OUR MARKET. AND IT’S HUGE. RIGHT. YOU KNOW, IT’S A VERY LARGE — PROBABLY THE LARGEST DENOMINATION IN THE COUNTRY. THAT IS ME.>>AND ME.>>YEA SO WE DECIDED THAT IF WE WERE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL THAT WE WOULD REACH THEM AND IT WOULD TRANSLATE INTO GOOD EVANGELIZATION AND IT WOULD TRANSLATE INTO A BUSINESS. YOU WOULD SEE IT ON LINE ITEMS PALSY YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE YOUR CLIENTS HAPPY AND THEY’RE GOING TO GROW, RIGHT?>>RIGHT.>>SO THE WHOLE IDEA WAS TO GROW AND USE THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY TO PACKAGE THE CHURCH UP TO REACH THESE PEOPLE. THAT BEING SAID, WE DON’T DISREGARD, YOU KNOW, THE 10 PERCENT. WE ALL — WE ALL OBVIOUSLY NEED TO BE FED, AS YOU GUYS MENTIONED EARLIER. BUT IT’S FINDING THAT TARGET AUDIENCE, DEVELOPING A MARKETING TRAGEDY THAT REACHES SOMEBODY WHO HAS NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A MISSIONARY. THAT’S WHEN YOU EVANGELIZE, NOT WHEN YOU SPEAK TO SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO BE ONE. SEE HOW BIG OF A MARKET WE COULD OPEN UP BY INSPIRING SOMEBODY TO BE A MISSIONARY?>>SO DO YOU REACH THIS NEW EVANGELIZATION POPULATION, THOSE WHO HAVE SOME BACKGROUND IN CATHOLICISM AND ACTING ON IT REALLY GET WHAT IT’S ABOUT, SO DOES FUZATI REACH OUT THERE THEM THEMSELVES OR DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE APOSTLES COMING TO YOU?>>THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. SO OUR AUDIENCE THAT I REFERRED TO BEFORE IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT WE REACHED WITH YOU CATHOLIC. IT’S A WEBSITE. WE DRIVE A LOT OF SOCIAL MEDIA TRAFFIC THERE FOR ARTICLES AND DIFFERENT THINGS FOR OUR CLIENTS. SO WE ALSO HAVE A STORE. WE HAVE LITTLE ADVENTURESS AND PRODUCTS THAT BEAT TALK ABOUT SO WE DO OUR OWN THINGS BUT USUALLY WE DO THEM TO BUILD AUDIENCES SO WE CAN PLUG OUR CLIENTS INTO IT.>>AND YOU CONNECT DOTS FOR THEM SOMEWHERE ELSE.>>RIGHT.THE AUDIENCES ARE VALUF YOU CAN REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE REACH. YOU CAN HELP MOST ANY SIZED ORGANIZATION GROW. I MEAN, DOING DIGITAL MARKETING FOR CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA AND FIVE OR SIX DIFFERENT COLLEGES BRINGING STUDENTS IN, WE’RE BRINGING VOCATIONS IN FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE AND CINCINNATI AND A LOT OF RELIGIOUS ORDERS BY DOING THIS MARKETING YOU KNOW. SO THERE’S JUST SO MUCH TO BE GAINED FROM THE LORD ON THIS DIGITAL CONTINENT. IT’S JUST SOMETHING THAT WE’RE ALL VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT. YOU CAN SEE THE RESULTS, YOU KNOW, THE NUMBERS ARE GIVEN TO YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOING ALL OF THIS.>>YOU MENTIONED THIS AREA OF EDUCATION WHICH IS ONE AREA AMONG SO MANY AND I THINK, EVEN ABOUT LOCAL DIOCESES OR COMMUNITIES OR CITIES AND IT’S A STRUGGLE SOMETIMES, WHY AREN’T PEOPLE PLACING — CATHOLICS SENDING THEIR KIDS TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND THERE’S COMPETITION WITH OTHER LOCAL SCHOOLS AND SO ON AND YOU HAVE TO PAY MONEY TO GO TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND DON’T HERE ALTHOUGH YOU’RE PAYING IT IN YOUR TAXES. SO YOU REALLY HAVE TO SAY THIS IS WHY THIS IS SPECIAL AND UNIQUE AND THE BENEFITS OF THIS THAT YOU WOULD NEVER GET AT THIS OTHER PLACE AND THE LONG TERM BENEFITS OF IT. IS THAT THE KIND OF YOU THINK? AND HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE THAT TO YOUR CHURCH OR PARISH AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT AREN’T EVEN CATHOLIC TO SAY COME TO THE SCHOOL? DO YOU DO THAT LOCALLY WITH CITIES OR LOCAL PARISH OR HOW BIG DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO GET COUNSEL TO HELP.>>MOST OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE WORK WITH ARE ON A NATIONAL LEVEL.>>DO YOU WORK WITH THE DIOCESE.>>WE WORK WITH A FEW, NEW YORK.>>USCBB.>>YES. WORKED WITH THEM, WE WOD WITH EWTN. IN FACT I’M GOING OUT WITH THE ONLINE MANAGER HERE AFTER THIS. BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, YOU KNOW, WE DO THE REGIONAL STUFF, WE DO LOCAL STUFF. BUT ON THE SCALE THAT WE’RE AT WITH AN ANSWER, IT’S GREAT TO WORK WITH — LIKE THE PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETY IS PERFECT. WHO DOESN’T WANT TO GIVE TO A CONVENT WHO NEEDS, YOU KNOW, FOOD FOR, YOU KNOW, A MONTH OR WHATEVER, RIGHT.>>LIKE WHO DOESN’T WANT TO DO THAT. BUT THE MESSAGING IS IMPORTANT. AND YOU ARE KIND OF TOUCHING ON THAT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW DO WE GET PEOPLE TO DO THAT. AND WE HAVE FOUND THAT MOST EFFECT IF I HAVE TO REACH PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT AND THE SORT OF PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT WE ALL EXPERIENCE, RIGHT, BUT EVEN MORE SO WHEN WE’RE NOT IN THE SACRAMENTS, WE’RE NOT GOING TO CHURCH. YOU’VE GOT, YOU KNOW, DIVORCE, ANXIETY. WE KNOW SERVE MEDICATED OR A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE. SO WE KNOW JUST FROM OUR SOCIETY WHERE A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE ARE, IN THEIR LIFE. AND WE’RE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THROUGH THAT SOME HOPE, AND IT’S A UNIVERSAL HOPE BECAUSE WE’RE A UNIVERSAL CHURCH AND WE DRAW THAT FROM THEM UNIVERSALITY INTO A SPECIFIC MINISTRY AND TO SCHOOL AND TO — SO WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS REACH PEOPLE IN A VERY, VERY HUMAN LEVEL, BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THEIR PINPOINTS ARE, WHAT WE USE IN SECULAR TERMS.>>THAT’S REAL. THAT’S WHERE YOU’RE DOING BRING THEM INTO THE HOSPITAL. LIKE POPE FRANCIS SAID, THE CHURCH IS A HOSPITAL AND WE’RE ALL WOUNDED. SO IT’S LIKE, WELL HE TOUCHED ME, SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING TO ME, I SAW THAT ON THERE AND I FELT LIKE MAYBE I’M WELCOME AGAIN, MAYBE MY SIN HAS SEPARATED ME FROM GOING BACK TO CHURCH OR MAYBE GOING TO CONFESSION BUT I HEARD AND SAW SOMETHING THERE THAT MAYBE THE DOORS ARE OPEN AND I CAN GO.>>YOU KNOW THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THE INTERNET, TOO, IS THERE’S A VEIL THERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T THINK ABOUT THAT. PEOPLE ARE — YOU KNOW IN THE FULLEST OF THEIR DISCRETION, RIGHT, TO LOOK AT THINGS, WHERE THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE SEEN DOING IT. SO IT’S A BAD THING, IT’S HARMFUL FOR, LIKE, PORNOGRAPHY AND THINGS LIKE THAT BUT IT ALSO PLAYS INTO EVANGELIZATION, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE KICKING TIRES. THEY WANT ANSWERS TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS.>>THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT WORK YOU’RE DOING WITH FUZATI.>>THANK YOU.>>AND ALSO WITH THE LITTLE SAINTS ADVENTURE AND SO MUCH TO REALLY UNDERSTAND PEOPLE’S GENUINE FELT NEEDS AND NOT MANIPULATE TO SOME OTHER END BUT TO GIVE THEM THAT WHICH THEY THIRST FOR JESUS CHRIST. IT’S FUZATI.COM. DON’T GO AWAY. WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. (APPLAUSE) ♪ ♪ (APPLAUSE)>>WELCOME BACK. WE’RE GOING TO GO STRAIGHT TO ROME TO HEAR FROM JOAN LEWIS. NOW JOAN, THE POPES HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING TECHNOLOGY AS A WAY TO SPREAD THE FAITH FOR QUITE A WHILE. HAVEN’T THEY?>>WELL, GREETINGS FROM ROME TO EVERYONE AT HOME AND A HAPPY JULY 4TH. WE EX PATS HAVE MANY WAYS TO CELEBRATE THAT HOLIDAY IN ROME AND SOMETIME I WILL TELL YOU SOME OF THOSE STORIES BUT AT LEAST I’M WEARING THE AMERICAN FLAG TODAY. I HOPE YOU CAN SEE THAT. NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TOPIC OF FOCUS OF YOURS THIS WEEK AND THAT IS TO SAY THE NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR EVANGELIZING TEACHING THE FAITH AND ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN. AS I DID RESEARCH WITH THIS I WAS ASTONISHED AS HOW MANY VATICAN AND PAPAL DOCUMENTS THERE ARE ON THE NEW MEDIA AND WHAT WE CALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA. I MEAN THE VATICAN ITSELF USES TWITTER AND FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND PODCASTS FROM VATICAN RADIO. AND WHAT DO THE POPES HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ALL OF THIS? WELL, THERE HAVE BEEN 52 MESSAGES, ONE EVERY YEAR FOR THE ANNUAL WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS. THE POPES WRITE THESE MESSAGES. MANY IN RECENT YEARS ARE DEDICATED TO THE NEW MEDIA AND POPE FRANCIS’ RECENT MESSAGE WAS DEDICATED TO HOW TO DISTINGUISH FAKE NEWS FROM THE TRUTH, ESPECIALLY, OF COURSE, VIS-A-VIS THE FAITH AND THE TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. WE KNOW THAT THE WORLD FOR TODAY’S CHILDREN FROM TODDLERS TO TEENS AND BEYOND, IT SEEMS TO BE FOR, BY, ABOVE, FROM ALL OF THE TECHNOLOGY, THE MEDIA THAT WE KNOW TODAY FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE. AND SO PARENTS WHEN THEY WANT TO LAY A GOOD FOUNDATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN, HOW DO USE ALL OF THIS MEDIA SO IT IS NOT DETRIMENTAL HOW THE MEDIA CAN HELP MAKE GOOD DECISION THEY SAY THEIR PERSONAL LIFE, GOOD DECISIONS FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL LIFE, AND OF COURSE PARENTS HAVE TO LAY THE FOUNDATION AND THAT IS THROUGH PRUDENTIAL JUDGMENT AND WHAT THE VATICAN INSISTS ON. THE TECHNOLOGY MUST BE GOOD BUT YOU HAVE TO BE PRUDENTIAL JUDGMENT. THIS IS WHEN PARENTS HAVE POTENTIAL JUDGMENT IN TEACHING THE YOUNG BUT THEY HELP THEN LEARN ABOUT THE GOOD, POSITIVE, TRUTHFUL, UPLIFTING WEBSITES, AND SO PARENTS HAVE TO BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO THE WEB SITES THAT THEY TRUST AND KNOW ARE GOOD. THEY HAVE TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN HOW TO LOOK FOR THE WEBSITES AND THE RADIO PROGRAMS THAT WILL BE USEFUL TO THEM. AND YOU KNOW WHAT PARENTS? ONE THING I LEARNED FROM A LOT OF DOCUMENTS THAT I READ WAS THAT WHEN YOU TEACH YOUR CHILDREN SOMETHING, WHEN THEY HAVE MADE A DECISION, FIND OUT HOW THEY CAME TO THAT DECISION ABOUT WHAT SITE TO VISIT. SO FASCINATING TOPIC, ALL VERY, VERY MODERN STUFF, BUT TIMES UP HERE AS USUAL TO BACK TO AND YOU HAPPY FOURTH.>>JOAN, THANKS SO MUCH. WHAT A WONDERFUL SHARING JOAN HAS GIVEN TO US ABILITY THE PASSION OF THE VATICAN AND OF OUR POPES, TO USE EVERY MEANS IN OUR DISPOSAL TO SHARE JESUS CHRIST AND TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF THE CHURCH, AND TO SHARE AS A FAMILY WISELY. I ALWAYS THINK OF THE CARDINAL VIRTUOUS, PRUDENCE, TEMPERANCE, JUSTICE, FORTITUDE, IN THE USE OF THE MEDIA THAT WE’RE ENGAGED, WITH ESPECIALLY SOCIAL MEDIA. I WANT TO — I WANT YOU TO WATCH RIGHT NOW A SHORT VIDEO ON “I AM A MEDIA MISSIONARY.” THIS IS A MINISTRY OF EWTN TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY, NO MATTER HOW YOUNG OR HOW OLD TO BE INVOLVED IN THAT MISSIONARY SPIRIT OF TAKING EWTN, THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST IN HIS CHURCH TO THE WORLD, SO LET’S WATCH THIS AND WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. [ VIDEO ]>>MY SCHEDULE IS DEMANDING. BUT IT ONLY TAKES ME A FEW MINUTES EVERY DAY DURING MY LUNCH HOUR 20 SHARE AN EMAIL OR POST AN UPDATE TO FACEBOOK. WHETHER YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH CUSTOMERS, COWORKERS OR EVEN SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS, EWTN CAN HELP. THEY WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE FREE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.>>I’M A BUSY MOM BUT AFTER I TAKE MY KIDS TO SCHOOL I DROP BY MY PARISH TO MAKE SURE THERE’S PLENTY OF EWTN BROCHURES AND GUIDES. SHARING THE GOOD NEWS IS EASY. EVANGELIZATION CAN BE AS EASY AS DISTRIBUTING FREE LITERATURE AND INFORMATION ABOUT EWTN TO YOUR FELLOW PARISHIONERS.>>TO ME, IT’S ALL ABOUT DEVOTION AND PRAYING FOR EWTN AND ITS MISSION. YOU CAN ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN EWTN’S MISSION BY OFFERING PRAYERS FOR THE NETWORK. EVEN IF YOU’RE HOMEBOUND LIKE ME.>>I DO MY PART BY TWEETING AND POSTING ABOUT NEW SHOWS COMING TO EWTN THAT APPEAL TO MY GENERATION OF CATHOLIC. LET’S FACE IT. IT CAN BE TOUGH OUT THERE FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS TRYING TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH. SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT EWTN IS AN EASY WAY FOR ME TO EVANGELIZE AND SUPPORT MY PEERS.>>I’M AN EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY.>>I’M AN EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY.>>I’M AN EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY.>>I’M AN EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY.>>IT ONLY TAKES A LITTLE TO DO A LOT. IF YOU’VE GOT A FEW MINUTES A DAY, YOU CAN BECOME AN EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY, TO FIND OUT MORE OR TO SIGN UP GO TO EWTN MISSIONARIES.COM.>>I’M AN EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY.>>I’M AN EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY.>>AND WE KNOW YOU LOVE EWTN AND YOU LOVE MOTHER ANGELICA, WOULD YOU HELP US CONTINUE OTHER LEGACY TO BRING SALVATION TO EVERY SOUL AND JESUS CHRIST TO THE ENTIRE WORLD THROUGH THE USE OF THE MEDIA, WILL YOU BECOME AN EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY AND JOIN WITH THE 12,000 OTHERS SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH EWTN? GOD BLESS YOU. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOUR LOVED ONES. KEEP IT ON EWTN. BYE NOW. (APPLAUSE) ♪

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