Though many point out the evil and harm of social media, we all have the choice to use social media for our own personal gratification or to use it as a tool to bring glory to God. We can choose to use social media for good!
An easy way to do that is to carefully select who you follow and what type of content is displayed on your news feed. Following priests, nuns, and those who work in ministry will help you grow in holiness. Because it can be difficult to know who to follow, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of priests for you to follow!
Many of these priests have been suggested by our readers. We will be updating the list as more suggestions come in, so be sure to bookmark this post and check back often. We hope you will also share with us the names of priests that we may have missed. Help us out and also leave a link to each recommendation’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
A Comprehensive List of Priests to Follow on Social Media
Fr. Ian VanHeusen – “A priest who teaches, writes, and researches on prayer and meditation. Current assignments are ECU Newman and St. Peter’s in Greenville, NC” (and we are blessed to call him a Catholic-Link team member!)
Fr. John Bartunek – director of online retreats with rcspirtuality.org
Fr. Jim Cosgrove – “a dancing beggar in the presence of the King”
Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP – “Host of The Busted Halo Show on SiriusXM radio, ch. 129”
Fr. Damian Ferrence – Director of Human Formation and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio – and happens to be pretty active on Catholic Twitter.
Fr. Jay Finelli – Podcaster, webmaster & Live Steam enthusiast
Fr Timothy Finigan – theology tutor and blogger
Fr Steve Flynn – “My goal is to help you learn and share your faith online.”
Fr. Dan Folwaczny – “Mac and cheese enthusiast. Pro-doggos”
Fr. Rob Galea – “Follower of Jesus, Catholic Priest, Musician. The X Factor”
Fr Stephen Gemme – Roman Catholic priest with a strong devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary
Fr. Larry Gosselin – seeks the words of St. Francis, “May all through our gentleness be led to peace.”
Fr. Mark Goring – ”
Fr. Tim Grumbach – “Just the right amount of awkward for a priest, I hope. Living proof that God has a tremendous sense of humor.”
Fr. Eamon Kelly, LC – Vice Chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
Fr. Lawrence Lew OP – “a ‘media missionary’ using photography to preach the Gospel’s beauty ”
Fr. Bjorn Lundberg – “We can never have too much confidence in God Who is so Powerful & Merciful!”
Fr. Kyle Manno – best known for break dancing and carpool karaoke
Fr. Gerald Murray – EWTN The World Over guest, writer, and pastor at Holy Family Church, NYC.
Fr. Peter Mussett – “engaged in the truth found in the unexpected places”
Fr. Christopher Ortega -“Coffee. Fitness. Jesus. Mediocrity is not an option. Seasonal Beard Grower. Catholic Priest.”
Fr. Dan Parrish, CSC – assistant professor and men’s basketball chaplain at the University of Portland
Fr. Leo Patalinghug – “TV&Radio Host, Author, Speaker, winner of Food Network ThrowDown (E1S7), mixing it up, edgy, bold flavored, bitter herbs of truth w/ fun and Hungry for God!”
Fr. Pontifex – Fr. Claude Burns is a premier Christian rapper and hip-hop artist.
Msgr. Charles Pope – Priest for the Archdiocese of Washington, Blogger and Writer at Community in Mission: Creating a Culture of Encounter
Fr. Michel Remery – “Author of Tweeting with GOD. Searches for answers to great questions about human life and existence.”
Fr. John Riccardo – offers podcasts and videos
Fr. Larry Richards – Founder of The Reason for Our Hope Foundation
Fr. Rocky – Rev. Francis J. Hoffman is a priest, author, speaker, and the Executive Director of Relevant Radio.
Fr. Joseph Royan – Uses social media to evangelize
Fr. Kyle Sanders – “A priest of Jesus Christ who’s learning how to die with my one and only Savior, all while playing music, blogging, and preaching the gospel.”
Fr. Mike Schmitz – You know him…tons of great videos!
Fr. Matthew Schneider – “I help you experience him & become his apostle. ”
Fr. Jason Smith, LC – “Taking nothing for the journey, no staff, no second tunic, no money in my belt, only an iPhone, a Fuji X100t, and an eye for God”
Fr. Walter Villamiel
Fr. Caleb Vogel – “insightful commentary on God’s Word, combined with a quick wit and a friendly demeanor”
Fr. Roderick Vonhögen – podcasts, videos, and other media productions
Fr. Stephen Vrazel – “Roman Catholic priest who plays the keytar”
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf – Blogger, Columnist – http://wdtprs.com – SAVE THE LITURGY, SAVE THE WORLD!
Archbishop Aquila of Denver, Colorado
Bishop Robert Barron – Founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Bishop Edward Burns – Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, Texas.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput – “Archbishop of Philadelphia. He is a strong advocate for traditional Catholic teaching based in biblical truth. He is a strong advocate for the protection of the unborn.”
Archbishop Mark Coleridge – Archbishop Mark Coleridge is the leader of the Archdiocese of Brisbane
Bishop Paprocki – Holy Goalie, Marathon Runner, Canon Lawyer, Civil Lawyer
Bishop David Ricken -the twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay
Archbishop Sample – Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Bishop Umbers – Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney
Bishop Bill Wack,CSC – Bishop, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
We can’t leave out the Holy Father. Be sure to follow Pope Francis!
More lists coming soon!
Lists of nuns, theologians, and others involved in various apostolates are coming soon. Be sure to subscribe to our emails and follow us on social media so you won’t miss out.
Now, take a few minutes to follow these holy men, share their great content with others, and say a prayer for their ministries!