In the beginning there was... Madonna. Now you can also download Pope Benedict XVI into your iPod.Go podcasters! :) I'm a big fan of Vatican Radio's daily 1/2 hour English language program. Check it out!
Inspired by Vatican documents that called on Church officials to exploit the full potentials of the computer age, the Holy See's official broadcaster, Vatican Radio, is "podcasting" audio content to any of the world's one billion plus Catholics who own a portable MP3 player.
Civilta' Cattolica, a magazine run by Italy's Jesuits, says all preachers should be encouraged to use podcasting as a means of spreading God's message, particularly among the young.
To shy away from podcasting "because of a fear of technology or any other reason", the bimonthly's latest edition warns priests, "is not acceptable".
In the 10/31 program, there's a great update on the situation in the Moluccas (remember the beheading of the three Christian girls?). On 11/3, an interview with a Jesuit astronomer and his views on extra-terrestrial life, and the implications for Christian theology.
Staid? Boring? Heck no ... :)
Don't forget Dev's great list of Catholic podcasts.