CNMC 2010 in Review

It has been a week since Shelly and I arrived in Boston for the Catholic New Media Celebration put on by SQPN.  These last 5 days at home have been a whirlwind of getting caught up.  While Shelly is still off on the east coast for a family trip/work conference, I am posting about a few of the people we met in Boston. 
We were thrilled to once again see Matt Warner, creator of FlockNote – a parish communication tool- and writer for the National Catholic Register and Fallible Blogma. We connected with Matt last year and regularly follow his online contributions. Check out Matt’s great post after the first night Meet N Greet with pictures of many attendees, including us.

Lisa, Robyn, Danielle, Barb and Shelly

We had the opportunity to chat with Danielle Bean and Robyn Lee, editors for Faith & Family, two amazing women who both contribute to exiting online content while putting out a fabulous magazine.

Barb in Nebraska, as she is commonly known, was everywhere with her infectious smile and a good word for everyone in attendance.

Paul Camarata, the amazingly smooth voice of the SaintCast podcast, who recounts the lives of the Saints was making the rounds at the Meet N Greet the first night.

Jeff Young, the Catholic Foodie, whose lively podcast brings out his passion for how Food meets Faith was everywhere spreading joy with his lively brand of humor.

We were thrilled to reconnect in person with Lisa Hendey, founder of the popular website and author of the wonderful Handbook for Catholic Moms. Last year she invited us both to become regular contributors on the CatholicMom site.

Shelly, Thomas, Lisa

One of the highlights for us was meeting and speaking with Thomas Peters, best known as the American Papist. We really enjoyed his inspirational presentation on Saturday centered around Online Catholic Activism and hopefully you’ll be able to notice his influence in our future posts.  We believe he is on to something big.

Lino Rulli, who can be heard on Siruis XM radio as The Catholic Guy also has a new SQPN podcast called Lino at Large. His vibrant audience appreciates his ability to find humor in his everyday life and faith. His lively talk was just what we needed after lunch to shake up the day.

Pat Gohn, host of the podcast Among Women, pulled off a seamless conference on location in Boston. She was a gracious hostess and produces a great podcast. 

Father Robert Reed is spreading the Faith managing the longest running US Catholic TV station – Catholic TV.  He spoke to us about how to message online by keeping it sweet, neat, deep and give the community something to eat.  A clever speaker, he gave the audience a bag of treats to match each point as he made them.  Check out iCatholic, the digital magazine of the Catholic TV network and look for their new apps for your iphone or other mobile device.  Take a moment to see if Catholic TV is available in your area and if not, help Catholic TV spread everywhere.  This page has quick links to help spread the word to your local cable or television provider.

These are just a few of the Amazing Catholics involved in New Media we spent time with while at the CNMC.  (I know I’ve missed so many of you that spoke and were in attendance.)  After you check out this great bunch, we’ll post about more great Catholics in New Media next week.

Visit the official SQPN CNMC Celebration page for great links to other CNMC Reviews and recaps.


Lisa Henley Jones