Your Family and Cyberspace: Raising Saints in the Digital Age


Today, I’m pleased to share a video of a wonderful recent presentation by my friend Brandon Vogt, author of the amazing book The Church and New Media. This video was taken at a recent presentation Brandon gave at the Saint Joseph Educational Center. Here’s a brief overview of Brandon’s presentation:

Using the U. S. Catholic Bishops’ 2001 document, Your Family and Cyberspace as his guide, Vogt walked parents through the benefits and drawbacks of the digital age. His overall message, “Be not afraid,” challenged parents to use the teachings of the Catholic Church, especially the four cardinal virtutes, to form their children and prepare them for the digital age.

Your Family and Cyberspace: Raising Saints in the Digital Age from SJEC Iowa on Vimeo.

Catholic social media expert, blogger, and author, Brandon Vogt, shares practical and encouraging advice about social media with parents. This talk was presented at Dowling Catholic High School and sponsored by SJEC Iowa.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. She blogs at multiple online venues including Patheos. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and the Catholic Press Association tour of Israel as a guest of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Hendey lives with her family in the Diocese of Fresno, California.

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