Why Does Karl Rahner Have a Facebook Page?

Karl RahnerHe died in 1984, after all. But here it is. The great Jesuit theologian has 50 friends. I sent a friend request. Teilhard de Chardin has a Facebook page too, but, sadly, Teilhard has no friends. Or at least he didn’t when I wrote this. I sent him a friend request too. But I haven’t heard from either Karl or Teilhard.

Karl and Teilhard must be keeping track of social media from heaven. Maybe they’ve listened to Pope Benedict, who had some warm if rather stiffly written praise of social media in his letter for the 43rd World Day of Communications: “The concept of friendship has enjoyed a renewed prominence in the vocabulary of the new digital social networks that have emerged in the last few years.” Indeed, Benedict is a Facebook star with thousands of fans.

You have lots of choices if you’re looking for an Ignatian Facebook group.  Jesuits are well represented too.


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