The search for silence Admin Monday, July 7, 2014 The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization says social media may lead to a revival of monasticism: many now seek quiet contemplation over distracted cacophony. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.