Fly-By Faith: The Archdiocese of Washington’s New Drone-Cam

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Moving ever forward in its embrace of the new technology, the Archdiocese of Washington has bought its very own drone. Priced at under $1,000, the saucer-shaped, camera-laden drone will enable the Archdiocese to film events from a new perspective.  It was used on Mother's Day to capture the Archdiocese's procession marking the canonization of the two popes, John Paul II and John XXIII. The Archdiocese of Washington has led the nation's dioceses in its embrace of social media.  From … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Plants a “Virtual Olive Tree”

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Plant a forest of peace:  That's the message that Pope Francis wanted to impart to the world's children on March 19, when he tapped the screen of a tablet and planted a "virtual olive tree." The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is promoting the initiative, which was originated by Scholas Occurrentes, the "Worldwide Network of Schools Getting Together." Director General of the Scholas Occurrentes Enrique Palmeyro told the international news agency ZENIT the history of the … [Read more...]

New “Countdown” Wrist Watch Predicts Exactly When You Will Die

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“What then is time?  If no one asks me, I know what it is.  If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.”  --St. Augustine At New Year’s, more than on any other day of the year, we ponder the meaning of time.  We remember the events of the year just past, and look with hope to a brighter future in the year to come. But some of us won’t be here next year. Some will succumb to a lingering illness; others will fall prey to evil or simply happenstance—dying at the … [Read more...]


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