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Muslim father, ‘wanting to be part of something,’ joins Catholic Church

Muslim father, ‘wanting to be part of something,’ joins Catholic Church

| Linda Reeves | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

After questioning the Islamic tradition he had practiced for a few years, Christopher Booty delved into its history and explored other world religions — which eventually led him to Catholicism.

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Canadian group CHOICE42 brings edgy, satirical voice to pro-life cause

Canadian group CHOICE42 brings edgy, satirical voice to pro-life cause

| Denis Grasska | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s not your typical pro-life organization that puts out a video with a pregnant woman wearing a pink wig and, at one point, even sporting a pair of purple fairy wings as she mocks talking points made by the “pro-choice” movement.

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With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

| Dennis Sadowski | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The image on social media was striking. A smiling teenager wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap and a Native American elder playing a drum and chanting, both staring at each other in a tense encounter.

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Annual ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign takes place Jan. 14-22

Annual ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign takes place Jan. 14-22

| December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops announced Dec. 18 the annual “9 Days for Life” prayer and action campaign will run Jan. 14 to Jan. 22.

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Much changed since Children’s Online Protection, Privacy Act became law

Much changed since Children’s Online Protection, Privacy Act became law

| Mark Pattison | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Twenty years ago, the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) passed Congress and was signed into law.

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Being Catholic online — problems and possibilities

Being Catholic online — problems and possibilities

| Jana Marguerite Bennett | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Is there a theology of social media? Our sacramental tradition values our bodily natures and the material substances of wine, bread, oil and water. Social media seem to overlook our bodies, instead drawing us into an abstract world of words and images.

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Answered prayers? Our Lady of Lourdes’ Vikings Facebook post goes viral

Answered prayers? Our Lady of Lourdes’ Vikings Facebook post goes viral

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Comments range from compliments on the clever idea (“well played”) and emojis indicating laughter to direct invitations to attend Mass. Commenter Eric Langness noted, “You might need to schedule more than 3 Masses this Sunday.”

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Event aims to continue prayers following March for Life

Event aims to continue prayers following March for Life

| January 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

“We’re calling it a digital pilgrimage for life, of prayer and action, focusing on cherishing the gift of human life,” said Anne McGuire, USCCB assistant director for education and outreach.

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Facebook, Microsoft try to keep up with vast scale of online abuse

Facebook, Microsoft try to keep up with vast scale of online abuse

| Carol Glatz | October 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

Two giants in the digital world presented some key ways they are trying to keep up with the vast scale and increasing sophistication of the abuse and exploitation of minors online.

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History and humility: an old man’s plea to young adults

History and humility: an old man’s plea to young adults

| Christina Cepecchi | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The old man with the typewriter would like a word with us texters and tweeters: Don’t be a blockhead.

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Teens, tweens want news, but get it from different sources

Teens, tweens want news, but get it from different sources

| Mark Pattison | March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Children may not read the newspaper or watch news on television like their parents or grandparents, but they still want news. They just get it from different sources, according to a report issued March 8.

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