Pope will use Google to reach the masses

Thought I would pass this along from the Associated Press...

Pope to have his own Google channel with video
The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI is getting his own channel on Google. It says the Vatican TV Center and Vatican Radio are collaborating with Google on the project. The Vatican's press office said Saturday that texts and video of the pope's speeches as well as news about the pontiff would be posted directly onto the channel. It says more information will be given next week. The Vatican began using its Web site widely to publish teachings and pronouncements under the late Pope John Paul II.

And I found this interesting blog post at CBS World Watch Blog, Will The Pope's YouTube Channel Be A Hit?

Another Father Gallagher sighting

Sounds like DFE Blogger had a "unique" experience in a recent trip to Rome...

The afternoon saw a meeting with Fr. Dan Gallagher, a priest of the Diocese of Gaylord and former Sacred Heart Seminary professor who currently works for the Vatican's Secretary of State. He gave us a tour through the Apostolic Palace. It was an experience. We had an awesome view of Rome, St. Peter's, and the Apostolic Palace from the roof/porch area. It was an "insider's look" at some places the average tourist doesn't see and it gave us a view of the city that the average photographer doesn't get.

You can read about the entire trip in the article Touring Rome at SHMS Desert Formation Experience Blog.