Resources for Lent: Featured Website of the Day: Stations of the Cross

Aleteia (aleteia.org) is an online publication distributed in seven languages (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and, since July 2016, Polish).

The Aleteia site offers a Christian vision of the world by providing general and religious content that is free from ideological influences. It also publishes specialized digital magazines, including one aimed at a female audience called “For Her.”

With some 200,000 subscribers to our newsletter and more than 1.5 million fans on Facebook, Aleteia reaches more than 9 million unique visitors a month.

Since its launch in 2013, the initiative has been supported by the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media (FEM), which began in Rome in 2011. The Foundation was created to promote the Church’s presence in the media and is currently chaired by H.S.H Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein.

In July 2015, the Média-Participations Group became Aleteia’s industrial operator. Média-Participations is a European media group specializing in publishing (with more than 40 publishers), the printing industry (10 magazines), audiovisual production, and websites.

Since then, Aleteia has developed a new editorial strategy focused primarily on information and lifestyle.

Created through the passion and professional expertise of lay Catholics, since its launch Aleteia has been accompanied by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. In communion with the Church’s Magisterium, Aleteia is open to working with the dicasteries of the Holy See, and also collaborates with bishops conferences and religious orders, congregations and communities, some of which are directly involved in the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media (FEM).

To go to these stations of the cross, click here.

From Aleteia: A bishop who tweets, podcasts and talks to the flock from his car

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne became bishop of the Diocese of Burlington, Vermont, a little over a year ago, arriving from Indiana where he was Bishop for the Southern Region of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Born in Woburn, MA, Coyne was ordained to the priesthood in 1986 for the Archdiocese of Boston and received a Licentiate degree in Sacred Liturgy and a Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’Anselmo in Rome.  Returning to Boston, he went on to serve in various diocesan roles, as well as a parish pastor and professor of Sacred Liturgy and Homiletics at St. John’s Seminary.

Coyne is the current chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Communications committee— and a perfect man for the job. His innovative use of digital media to share the Gospel is a stand out. In addition to what he and his staff are doing at the diocesan level, he has his own web site which features a hosts of digital media products he produces to teach and connect with the people he serves. He recently spoke to Aleteia’s Zoe Romanowsky about it.

To read the rest of the story, go to aleteia.org.