Catholic Bishop to Answer Questions about Religion, Culture on Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’
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Word on Fire Catholic Ministries
April 21, 2021
IRVING, Texas, April 21, 2021 /Standard Newswire/ — The mission of Word on Fire is to utilize the tools of new media to proclaim Christ in the culture and draw people into—or back to—the Catholic faith. A Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) thread—a real-time, crowdsourced question-and-answer session—is a perfect opportunity to do precisely that. Bishop Robert Barron will be hosting his third AMA on the site, taking place Wednesday (4/21) at 2:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. PT).
Reddit is an enormously popular and influential cultural platform that has drawn in celebrities, bestselling authors, and even American Presidents for AMAs. But more importantly, Reddit’s audience also tends to be young, intellectually curious, and largely nonreligious. This is a great opportunity to introduce countless “nones” to Christ and his Church.
In 2018, Bishop Barron became the first Catholic bishop to ever host a Reddit AMA. With over 11,000 comments, it became the third-most-commented-on Reddit AMA of 2018 (behind only Jordan Peterson and Bill Gates). In 2019, he returned for a second AMA, and this one was even more popular. It attracted nearly 15,000 comments and, once again, was the third-most-commented-on Reddit AMA of 2019 (behind only Beto O’Rourke and Bill Gates).
To support this third discussion, users can “upvote” Bishop Barron’s AMA and their favorite questions and answers. Further, they can share a link to the AMA with friends and family to let them know about this evangelistic opportunity. For more details, visit wordonfire.org/reddit.
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries (wordonfire.org) exists to support the evangelization efforts of Bishop Robert Barron by drawing people into the Body of Christ, which is the Church, and thereby giving them access to all the gifts that Jesus wants his people to enjoy. To be most effective in this mission, Word on Fire places an emphasis and urgency on the use of contemporary forms of media and innovative communication technologies.
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