Going Creative Commons

At the bottom of my blog you will now find this symbol:  

This indicates that all my material on this blog is being released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical license.

What does that mean? It means that you can use any of my blog posts — for free — as long as you don’t charge money for them and you give me credit. This means that you are welcome to use my blog posts on your web site, in your catechetical newsletter, as a part of presentations, or just to distribute on the street corner without asking for my permission first.

I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time, and just kept forgetting. My hope is that the material I’m producing here is helpful and that by making it accessible and easy to share that others will be able to benefit from it.

If you do use any of the material on this site, feel free to drop me a line and let me know about it — I’d love to know how it is being used!

My New Blog at Catholic Tech Talk

Two weeks ago I responded to a call for bloggers at Catholic Tech Talk and — despite my lack of professional tech credentials — they have accepted me! My new blog is called Missionaries to the Digital Continent. Here’s how I described its “mission statement” in my inaugural post:

The name of this blog… comes from the words of Pope Benedict XVI, who has described the world of social media as new grounds for evangelization. In my posts I will explore how the Church can utilize social media for its mission to œmake disciples of all nations.  (Mt 28:19) I am convinced that, if the faith is to be passed on, especially to the so-called œdigital natives,  the Church must learn to navigate this new continent. I am particularly sensitive to offering practical, œhow-to -style pieces since, in my experience, most people working in the Church don’t avoid technology because they don’t see the value, but because they simply don’t know where to start.

JonathanFSullivan.com will continue to be my primary blog and the place to find information on what I’m up to. I plan on posting at Missionaries to the Digital Continent about once a week; my latest post explores the difference between Facebook pages and groups, and which is better suited for parishes.

You can find Missionaries to the Digital Continent at www.catholictechtalk.com/blogs/missionaries.