BOSTON (Reuters) – Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the Internet-savvy leader of the fourth-largest U.S. Roman Catholic diocese, is bringing the church’s 2,000-year-old message to the world’s millions of iPod owners.
O’Malley will become the first of the Catholic Church’s 186 cardinals worldwide to launch a podcast and use the technology to reach followers, said Father Robert Reed, who runs a Web site that will distribute the podcasts, on Thursday.
Sorry Reuters, Cardinal Arinze has been podcasting for quite a while now.
I think the MSM confuses Cardinals with Bishops. I think they think a Cardinal is a Bishop, and dont really know about the Curia and other Cardinals, like Cardinal Dulles, who is a theologian Cardinal.
Reporters only report what they are told. I think Father Robert Reed is the one who needs to be enlightened about Arinze.
But I thought Arinze’s “podcast” was just a bunch of talks already taped by the Familyland group in Ohio in VHS format and reformatted for audio/MP3. Am I wrong? If I’m right, I wouldn’t call that a real podcast. A podcast would need to be intentional.
Knowing that Cardinal Arinze has been recording his teachings on “Theology of the Body”, “Deus Caritas Est” and more to come with both television, DVD distribution and his Podcast in mind it must be clear that, yes, it is a real podcast. A podcast is a podcast because it doesn’t have to be broadcast when it happens. That would be radio. Who needs “live” when you’re not there to hear it. That’s why podcasts rule.
But since Cardinal O’Malley is second, he’ll try harder. 🙂
Radio doesn’t need to be live either. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of pre-recorded syndicated programs produced for radio broadcasting.