Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Teen beatified, others canonised, martyred, heroically virtuous Comments 0

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

Political campaigns target Catholics at Mass Comments 0

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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In 2016, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes. This time, a group that favours Trump is trying to ensure a repeat victory. And it’s using something called geofencing to find Catholics at Mass. For All Tech Considered, NPR’s Audie Cornish spoke with Heidi Schlumpf of the National Catholic Reporter Read more

Opportunities of the digital reformation Comments 0

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Whenever world-changing episodes in history unfold, new technologies are often in the background. Jesus arrived in history “when the fullness of time had come” (Gal. 4:4), and it was exactly the right time for his good news to catch fire. The new “technology” of Roman roadways made possible the rapid spread of Christianity in the Read more

Vatican, big-tech team up to protect minors Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

A coalition of big-tech companies and institutions meeting at the Vatican starting Thursday (Nov. 14) seeks to create a safe environment for children on the internet through cooperation and concrete actions. The international and interreligious conference, “Promoting Digital Child Dignity: From Concept to Action,” was organized to combat the multiplying risks and challenges of the Read more

Seculosity: How career, parenting, technology, food, politics, and romance became our new religion Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

A growing number of Americans do not follow a religion. But chances are that the details of their lives — from their phones and their politics to their dinner plates and how they raise their kids — are still ruled by some sort of a religious impulse, says author David Zahl. Zahl is the founder Read more

Have smartphones destroyed a generation? Comments 0

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone – she’s had Read more

Simple technology helps prevent refugee sex trafficking Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017
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When Syrian refugees leave their camps, they pack three items: food, water, and light. The first two generally come in the form of packages from the United Nation’s World Food Program or other nonprofit organizations. The latter, however, traditionally came in the form of kerosene lamps, which are less than ideal. In fact, they’re often Read more

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook can play a role that churches once filled Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook users to start playing a similar role to pastors in churches; bringing communities together. “People who go to church are more likely to volunteer and give to charity — not just because they’re religious, but because they’re part of a community,” he said. “A church doesn’t just come together. It Read more

Teacher-led Innovation Fund: 8 Catholic schools colaborate for teaching technology Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Eight Catholic secondary schools in the Wellington Archdiocese are participating in an inquiry project about enhancing students’ outcomes in technology. The lead school in the project is Chanel College in Masterton. The other participating schools are: St Patrick’s College (Silverstream), St Patrick’s College (Wellington), St Bernard’s College, Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt), Garin College, (Nelson),  St Read more

No more money in the plate; pass the touch pad Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

In the diocese of El Paso, in the United States, two parishes have entered the digital age by providing a touch pad on a stand, called a kiosk, for people to make credit-card donations. “Passing the basket and taking those gifts to the altar is a very important part of the Mass,” said Janine Young, Read more