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Eight must-follow Catholic Twitter accounts

The Catholic Church is a leader among religions when it comes to using the internet. And today, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of great Catholic Twitter accounts. It's almost impossible to list them all. In no particular order, here are eight people to follow on Twitter. Their tweets inform and entertain, while also helping strengthen the faith. @JamesMartinSJ Father James Martin is a popular Catholic writer in the United States. He tweets news, analysis, and photos out to his more than 65,000 followers. For the Pope's trip to the U.S., he tweeted out a list of #PapalGoofs for the media to avoid. @CardinalDolan New York's Archbishop was a relatively early adopter of Twitter. While he often tweets about what's happening around the world of Catholicism, he also isn't afraid to poke fun at himself. @onegroovynun Sister Miriam James' 13,000 followers see her tweets about football, literature, and Christ. She's also been known to share some interesting photos. @ArchbishopGomez Los Angeles' archbishop tweets words of wisdom from his account. He was particularly active during the Synod on the Family, where he was a leading voice. @kathrynlopez Kathryn Jean Lopez is best known as a writer for the political magazine National Review, but she's also a devout Catholic. She uses #homilytweet to share wisdom. @austeni Austen Ivereigh is a papal biographer and also the founder of Catholic Voices, a group that helps explain the Church in the media. His tweets provide context behind daily news about the Pope, helping explain the bigger picture. @SrHelenaBurns Sister Helena Burns is a nun belonging to the Daughters of St. Paul. Her humor-infused tweets about hockey and theology are seen by her more than 23,000 followers. @Pontifex It goes without saying that Pope Francis is one of the most influential Twitter users. Tens of millions of people follow him across several accounts in different languages, and he has incredible reach on the platform. While he doesn't write his own tweets, they come from his speeches and documents and he approves all of them. ATO RR SV -PR: Up:IPC