Making one’s voice heard
Although it has been running for less than three months, the Studies Blog of Fergus O’Donoghue SJ has garnered considerable attention in the wider world. In this last week, both the Guardian and Reuters have quoted substantially from Fergus’ posts concerning the Ryan Report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse. There has been, consequently, a marked increase in traffic on the blog. In a series of recent posts Fergus has been trying to identify what made the religious working in institutions act the way they did and how the matter of redress ought to be approached now. The lively comments responding to these posts are further proof that participatory media provide a golden opportunity to make one’s voice heard in the public square. If other Jesuits would like to turn their hands to blogging, the Jesuit Communication Centre can help.