Internet and Cell Phones Are “Futile”, According to Pope Francis

"Maybe many young people waste too many hours on futile things, chatting on the internet or with smart phones, watching TV soap operas, and [using] the products of technological progress, which should simplify and improve the quality of life, but which distract one's attention away from what is really important." That was Pope Francis' message yesterday to 50,000 German altar servers gathered in St. Peter's Square. In response to a question from a young server who asked how, when there are … [Read more...]

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Hate to Wait? A Humorous Look at Why Your Computer Gets Hung Up

It's amazing to remember that only a few years ago, you were typing on an IBM Selectric, making four carbon copies, and using a lead pencil with an eraser.Times have changed, though; and in today's impatient, "instant access" culture, it's s-o-o-o frustrating to have to wait for a video to download.From Vince Broquaire, French artist whose wry illustrations and vimeos capture the essence of the Internet era, an illustrated explanation of what happens when your status bar gets hung up … [Read more...]

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Behold, I Make All Things New: Catholic Church Embraces the New Media

The times, they are a changin’.  In recent years, we’ve seen the demise of print media including once-popular news/feature magazines such as Life and Newsweek, decorating magazines like Country Home and Cottage Living, computer tech magazines such as PC Magazine, online gaming magazines like PlayStation, kids’ magazines like Disney Adventure.  And there are newspapers which have downsized, gone online, or completely folded: the Rocky Mountain News, the Baltimore Evening Sun, and some 200+ other p … [Read more...]

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