I 've been enjoying a Lenten journey on the Camino de Santiago - vicariously, that is, by following some pilgrims' progress through their daily reports on BustedHalo.com. The interviews, photos, video and music really bring the experience of hiking northern Spain's thousand-year-old pilgrimage route to life.I recommend it not only for the pleasure of the journey but also as an example of interesting Catholic journalism, a cutting-edge use of multi-media for purposes of connecting young adults to the church. I'm impressed that the peregrinos have the energy to transmit their photos, video and audio files after a long day of hiking. And who carries the laptop? It would weigh quite heavily after a few miles on the trail. This is the kind of energy the church needs.
Paul Moses is the author, most recently, of The Italian Squad: The True Story of the Immigrant Cops Who Fought the Rise of the Mafia (NYU Press, 2023). He is a contributing writer. Twitter: @PaulBMoses.