Adjunct secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture Bishop Paul Tighe spoke as part of a panel at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) called "Compassionate Disruption."
Pope Francis has set up a five-person committee -- which includes Irish Msgr. Paul Tighe -- to find ways to implement recommendations for streamlining and modernizing the Vatican's many communications structures.
When the pope met with his Council of Cardinals in April, the cardinal advisers suggested he name a new commission to implement a reform plan drafted by a previous 11-member papal commission.
Changes in technology have fundamentally altered the human quest for spirituality and require Catholics to reevaluate how they approach society.