USCCB Sponsors 'Pope Culture' Week on Twitter (Oct. 25-29)

USCCB LogoWASHINGTON — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is encouraging Catholics to learn about the pope—in 140 characters or less. Following the success of the week of “Pope Culture” trivia on the USCCB’s page on the social networking site Facebook, the Conference is sponsoring a similar contest on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

From Monday, October 25, to Friday, October 29, the USCCB will post one question a day (using the hashtag #popeculture) on the life and teachings of Pope Benedict XVI to the Twitter followers of the USCCB ( The first person to provide the correct answer as an @reply will receive a free copy of the book, Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on his Papacy, published by Sheed & Ward and edited by Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, USCCB director of media relations.

To participate in the contest, a person must be registered as a user at and must also follow the USCCB's Twitter handle (@USCCB).

DuBourg Gives Honors to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey's tweet announcing his visit to St. Louis on Wednesday, May 19, for Bishop DuBourg High School's Graduation.At Bishop DuBourg High School's graduation tonight (May 19), Jack Dorsey (@jack) will be presented the highest award bestowed upon an alumnus. Kirk Boschert, school president, and former president, Tom Jokerst, will present the award. Upon receiving the award, Dorsey will address the graduating class and its 1,000 guests. Dorsey is expected to highlight his life story, how Twitter came to life, and the impact Bishop DuBourg Catholic High School made in his life.

Dorsey will join past recipients Rich Riesenbeck ’62, Pat (Mueth) Smith ’74, Mike Meyer ’70, Rex Sinquefield ’62, and Steve Frank ’66 as the youngest recipient of this award.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented annually at commencement, recognizes the personal, professional and civic accomplishments of a Bishop DuBourg Alumnus who was demonstrated a commitment to faith, family and service. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an alumni and is a reflection of many of his many other accomplishments.

Jack previously visited St. Louis in 2009 to speak at Webster University; at that time, he was also given the key to the city of St. Louis by Mayor Francis Slay, and threw out the first pitch at a Cardinals vs. Cubs baseball game.

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