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

Pope hand hold at German altar server message

"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 … [Read more...]

Jill Duggar Meets Her Fiance For the First Time: A Peek Into the World of Online Dating

Jill and Derick meet for the first time, with her father Jim Bob Duggar on hand

Perhaps you saw the news a couple of weeks ago that Jill Duggar, from the famed Duggar Family (19 Kids and Counting), had finally met her fiance Derick Dillard in person.  With the pair for their first face-to-face meeting in Nepal was Jill's father, Jim Bob Duggar.*     *     *     *     * It's an unusual love story, to be sure:  Jill and Derick met on-line.  They were introduced by Jill's father, Jim Bob, who thought they would be a perfect match for one another.When they first talke … [Read more...]

Can’t Get Enough of St. John Paul II? Want to Share His Story With Others?

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I know just how you feel.And now, the creative team over at Catholic-Link have created a digitally-animated video about the life of Saint John Paul II, in light of his canonization.  There are other videos available about his life, to be sure; but what this cartoon does in fewer than five minutes is explain WHY he is a saint.Garrett Johnson,  Catholic-Link's English page administrator who is also the writer and producer of the video, explains:  When considering such a powerful figure li … [Read more...]


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