I agree with Fr. Z. and think this would be wonderful. In fact, I would hope that many of the Priest bloggers would be invited, as they are directly responding to the Holy Father's call to spread the Gospel online. Your Excellencies....?
That's me at the Vatican Blogggers Meeting last year - white shirt, bottom right corner.
US Bishops: Bloggers play ‘critical role’ in defending the Church
BY PATRICK B. CRAINE
Relations between Catholic bloggers and Church officials have at times been quitestrained as the new media has developed in the last couple years. Some prelates, clergy, and chancery officials have expressed strong reservations about the Catholic blogosphere, with some even speaking quite derogatorily. [Is that a fact? I am willing to let bygones be bygones.]
Church leaders have been angered by the penchant of many bloggers to call them out on their failures to expound and defend controversial Catholic teachings on moral issues like contraception, homosexuality, and abortion.
The difficulties got to the point that last year the Vatican convened a special conference for bloggersto try to build bridges and learn more about this new method for advancing the Gospel.
But now even the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is saying Catholic bloggers have a “critical role” in defending the Church.
In a new statement on religious freedom released today they write:
The Catholic Church in America is blessed with an immense number of writers, producers, artists, publishers, filmmakers, and bloggers employing all the means of communications—both old and new media—to expound and teach the faith. They too have a critical role in this great struggle for religious liberty. [NB:]We call upon them to use their skills and talents in defense of our first freedom.