September 14, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Logging onto Facebook has become a past time for thousands of young people. The American Conference of Catholic Bishops is taking notice and tapping into young Hispanic Catholics online. “Now you can communicate and share your thoughts with the Catholic Church in the U.S. through Facebook,”
says Msgr. Jaime Soto
from Conf. of Catholic Bishops.
This new Facebook page, which is in Spanish was launched to reach out to Hispanic Catholics living in the U.S. In a welcoming video, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, thanks Hispanics for bringing their rich culture and faith to the U.S.
Bishops say, the numbers simply can't be ignored. Hispanics make up roughly 16 percent of the U.S.
population and about 40 percent of Catholics in America.
Even more, about 50 percent of U.S. Catholics are under 25.
The page will include updated information on the Catholic Church and its works. For now, it has a TIME magazine profile on Mother Teresa and her charity work in Latin America.