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Lisette Carr is a French teacher, youth worker living in Dublin. She is currently studying for an MA in Marriage and Family at Maryvale Institute.She writes a blog about good things happening in the Catholic world at With Collette, she is co-editrix of the GenerationBenedict blog.


On Shrove Tuesday, Collette and I had the idea for this blog. I remembered the ‘joyful noise’ that was made on social media about the Pope’s 2010 visit to the UK. I hoped that the GenerationBenedict blog would make more ‘joyful noise’ for Benedict, especially at a time when the media spotlight was on the Catholic Church.

In his 2009 World Communications Day message, Pope Benedict said;

It falls, in particular, to young people, who have an almost spontaneous affinity for the new means of communication, to take on the responsibility for the evangelization of this “digital continent”.

The GenerationBenedict blog has…

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Put the date in your diary! The Irish government are on the brink of legalising abortion at the beginning of 2013. Again, as in December, we must come out in force, stand up for the rights of the unborn children, and womens’ rights. It has never been more important to make your voice heard. Banners, candles etc will be provided. All we need is you! And bring along friends and family. For more information, visit

I decided to start writing this blog, initially for selfish reasons; to combine my passion for my faith with my love for web 2.0.

At a time where Catholics are being persecuted for their faith by the media, friends, colleagues and strangers, some Catholics may find it easier to keep schtum about their faith, or may even find it to be the final nail in the coffin of their devotion to God.

However, the man upstairs is worth singing and dancing about, discovering and loving, especially during these challenging times. That is what this blog is all about.