#TweetingwGod dares young people to believe

Social media savvy priest answers challenging questions in fewer than 140 characters

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2015 – Pope Francis is one of the most popular and influential figures on Twitter, with 5 million-plus followers worldwide. His messages of faith, hope and charity have resonated with Catholics and non-Catholics alike. But the question remains: How can Catholics best connect with God and get answers to difficult questions about their faith? And is it possible to do so in social media culture that limits answers to 140-character tweets?

Father Michael Remery provides tweets to 200 daring questions from young people about God, faith and morality, in his new, international book, TWEETING WITH GOD: #BIG BANG, PRAYER, BIBLE, SEX, CRUSADES, SIN, CAREER. Remery’s tech-savvy approach is unique in that his responses are in tweets of 140 characters or less, and provide expanded explanations based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the bestselling YOUCAT, a youth catechism, and the Bible.

Remery shows how faith is logical, even in the 21st century; he introduces you to Jesus, shows you how to pray and explains the sacraments. He explores some of the more difficult chapters of Church history, and helps you to discover what it means to live a good and purposeful life. The book is interactive with a mobile friendly companion app available through Google and ITunes.

Four prominent US bishops wrote introductions to the book — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York; Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco; Most Rev. Jose Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles; and Most Rev. James Conley, the bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska.

“[TWEETING WITH GOD] combines the timeless teaching of our faith with the best of modern technology.” – @cardinaldolan, Archbishop of New York

Watch the book trailer: https://youtu.be/i0jbz70rIWc.

The free TWEETING WITH GOD (#TwGOD) app, which is the perfect complement to the book, is available via iTunes and Google Play: http://www.tweetingwithgod.com/en/content/app. The app has four main features: the standard texts of the Mass, a treasury of Catholic prayers, an extensive list of questions and a SCAN feature for users with access to the book. In addition, the #TwGOD app offers a continually changing selection of interesting Tweets, and offers readers of the book an instant means to connect to YOUCAT, the wildly popular youth catechism.

For More Information: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com

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For more information, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview with Fr. Michael Remery, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

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To download the book cover or find more media materials on this book, visit the press room here.

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