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Pokémon GO to Church

Week of August 1, 2016 | Posted on August 1, 2016

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Pokémon GO to Church Linyi Cao, a graduate student studying economics at Washington University in St. Louis, hunts for Pokemon Go stops around his neighborhood July 13. He was trying to level up his points so he could join the Gym, as the game calls some locations, around the perimeter of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review) See POKEMON-GO-EVANGELIZE July 18, 2016.

Pokémon GO, a new “augmented reality” game, uses GPS coordinates to place animated Pokémon at locations in the real world. Many churches are designated as “Gyms” or “Pokéstops” within the game and, consequently, are seeing a bizarre increase in foot traffic. Check out this podcastfrom the Busted Halo Radio Show where Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, talks with Mike…

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