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So, what do you get when you have 97 Catholic YouTubers register for a first-ever hangout? A recipe for success!
This past Saturday, many Catholic YouTubers from around the globe joined together to listen to talks, enjoy break-out sessions and pray. It was a little like an online mini-retreat/conference for YouTubers!
The session was the brainchild of YouTubers "That Catholic Couple," "Steve the Missionary" and Maria Mitchell, producer of the channel "Ascension Presents." YouTubers from "New Catholic Generation" and others assisted in leading the live break-out sessions as well.
The goal was to bring a variety of content creators on YouTube together to join as a community to support and encourage the Catholic presence online. One of the neat features of the hangout was its focus. A YouTuber's channel didn't need to be specifically Catholic in its delivery. As Daniel Glaze from "That Catholic Couple" explained, even if a channel taught viewers about laundry baskets without saying anything necessarily Catholic, this hangout community was the place for them. Encouraging Catholic channels to provide clean and moral content in whatever area they are called to deliver is the point.
One topic that piqued my interest during the live break-out sessions was the acknowledgement of the very prominent Mormon presence of clean content found on YouTube. My family and I have often discussed this reality, wishing that there was a way to increase the Catholic presence online in a similar way. It would be impossible to deny the appealing affect that the Mormon content has had online, and it seems that trying to attain a similar goal as Catholic Christians would be a huge asset to the Church. As Steve the Missionary stated, "Where people are, so should the Gospel be."
Soooo....if you have a Catholic YouTube Channel, check out this quick video that called all of the YouTubers to join the hangout! It will give you some idea of how the next hangout will be and you can send them a message to sign up (which hasn't been scheduled yet as an FYI).
And...if you don't have a channel, check out the comments on the video below from tons of different Catholic YouTubers who would love to have you check out their channels and support the Catholic Christian presence online!
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