Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned – I missed the #CatholicRulesForTwitter meme that broke out on Twitter during April Fool’s Day. (Pulling off my competing stunt doesn’t excuse my absence.) Had I fulfilled my obligation that day, here’s what I would have tweeted.
- Lent begins on Hashtag Wednesday.
- Maximum tweet length is 125 – leave room for #theholyspirit.
- #FF actually stands for Fish-Fridays.
- When quoting Scripture, be vague and don’t provide a link to the exact verse (the exception, of course, is @todaysreadings).
- Yellow–or more precisely, gold–makes the best Twitter background. #CatholicGild.
- Late for Mass? Only check into Foursquare if you do so before the Gospel.
- If you give up Twitter for Lent, you can still tweet on Sundays.
- Learn from the example of Jonah and the FailWhale
- Using fake words that start with tw- is as grating as using catechesis instead of education
- Tweeting during the homily is okay if you make it look like you’re reading the bulletin
Whew, I feel much better now that I’ve got that off my chest. Here are my favorite Twitter rules for Catholics that have already been handed down::
The #CatholicRulesForTwitter meme is another great example of how the faithful can have some fun on April Fool’s Day. I just wish 1) I thought of it, and 2) jumped on it earlier. So what’s your favorite rule?