Posts Tagged ‘Carlo Acutis’

Update an old tradition to ensure your email is delivered

Monday, June 10th, 2024

In the 1980s, Wayne Pearson was reportedly the first person to have used LOL while responding to a friend’s joke in a pre-Internet digital chat room called Viewline. Instead of writing “hahaha,” as he had done before when he found something humorous, Pearson instead typed “LOL” to symbolize extreme laughter. A lesser-known initialism from the Read more

Carlo Acutis, sainthood candidate draws huge crowd

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

The Catholic Church’s most recent candidate for sainthood is also its most modern. Lying in a glass-sided casket in jeans and a track jacket, the body of Carlo Acutis, an internet enthusiast who died in 2006 of leukemia at the age of 15, was venerated by some 41,000 visitors during a 19-day-long celebration of his Read more

Teen beatified, others canonised, martyred, heroically virtuous

Monday, February 24th, 2020

A teen has been beatified, a martyr and a missionary will be canonised, a priest and two lay companions recognised as martyrs and three priests’ and an engineer’s heroic virtues as Servants of God have been approved. Venerable Carlo Acutis The teenager, computer geek and leukemia victim will be beatified. The Medical Council of the Read more