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Science, religion not opposing sides in humanity’s progress, cardinal says

Science, religion not opposing sides in humanity’s progress, cardinal says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Although technology has made leaps and bounds over the past decades, the scientific community must not isolate itself in its own advancements and exclude religion from the search for ways to overcome today’s challenges, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.

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Parishes reaching Catholics through technology, strengthening spiritual family

Parishes reaching Catholics through technology, strengthening spiritual family

| Debbie Musser | April 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As 8 a.m. approaches, Father Joseph Johnson prepares for daily Mass with a vital new assistant: a video camera.

Due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the pastor of Holy Family in St. Louis Park — like many pastors across the archdiocese — has embraced technology to livestream Mass and connect with parishioners.

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Effective high tech? Personal connections

Effective high tech? Personal connections

| Julie Craven | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the second half of my corporate career, I had responsibilities for communications. It was all about key messages, platforms and measurement. I served as spokesperson, worked with media and targeted audiences. My husband, Doug, and I retired, relocated to downtown Minneapolis, and began attending Our Lady of Lourdes a few years ago. When we joined our downtown parish, I volunteered to serve as a eucharistic minister. Father Dan Griffith, after asking me a few questions about my experience, commented, “Oh, I have something else in mind for you.” Providence. I am now the director of communications and strategic initiatives at the parish.

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Catholic universities must educate minds and hearts, pope says

Catholic universities must educate minds and hearts, pope says

| Paige Hanley | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Universities must find ways to educate the “hearts and consciences” of students in an age of increasing technological advancement and shifting societal demands, Pope Francis said.

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Screen quandary: Family life in the technology age

Screen quandary: Family life in the technology age

| Jessica Weinberger | August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nothing has reshaped 21st century culture more than technology and devices. Statistics point to the pervasive impact: More than 17 billion connected devices in the world. An average 11 hours per day watching, reading, listening to or interacting with media. More than 2 billion active Facebook users. We’re taking in five times more information daily than 50 years ago.

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Vatican Museums to launch full virtual tour to increase accessibility

Vatican Museums to launch full virtual tour to increase accessibility

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the technology support department at the Vatican Museums, Villanova University student Justin Myers is spending a semester creating virtual tours of galleries, part of a larger project to make the museums accessible to everyone.

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Breaking up with your phone

Breaking up with your phone

| Christina Capecchi | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve been emailing my friend Becky, a newspaper editor in South Dakota, about our growing desire to unplug. We used to compare notes on “Dancing With the Stars,” but lately we’re both watching less TV.

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Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

| Chaz Muth | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Rosali Patterson picks up the blue, plastic prosthetic hand that she and some fellow students made at St. John Fisher Catholic School in Portland, the rising eighth-grader marvels at what this object will mean for some underprivileged child one day.

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Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says

Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says

In an age when technology is ever-evolving, Catholic news organizations must be willing to adapt to effectively proclaim the Gospel to all, Pope Francis said.

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FaceTime vs. face time

FaceTime vs. face time

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | August 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Recently I heard a story about the parent who came home from work and discovered that the three children had taken out the trash, cleaned the kitchen and tidied their bedrooms. The parent was impressed and asked, “What made you do all this wonderful housework?” The children replied, “The WiFi is down.”

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In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

| Keanine Griggs | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

“How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters orbiting around us,” the pope said in the talk that TED organizers had been advertising as that of a “surprise guest.”

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Seniors plug into new forms of technology

Seniors plug into new forms of technology

| Julia Willis | March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although stereotypically labeled as late subscribers to new forms of technology, many older adults have become interested in adapting to an increasingly digital world.

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