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Pope skewers journalists who focus on scandal

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2016 / 09:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis gave an interview to a Belgian magazine in which he cautioned media to avoid several major temptations, including the desire to always focus on scandal – which he compared to “coprophilia,” a mental illness in which a person has an abnormal interest in […]

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Keep your head clear of static

Clearly, the “powers” and “elements” which in Paul’s day dominated men’s minds through pagan religion or through religious legalism, today dominate us in the confusion and the ambiguity of the Babel of tongues that we call mass-society. Certainly I do not condemn everything in the mass media. But how does one stop to separate the […]

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Incredibly Venomous Atmosphere Sparks Call for Return to Prayer and Scripture

The other day the Republican candidate for vice-president of the U.S. understandably and accurately observed that it is the most partisan atmosphere he’s “ever seen.” It is also the most rancorous. Fully nasty and sometimes profane and vicious e-mails twit about. Protesters spit at rallying politicos. Verbal abuse rides the airwaves. There are false accusations […]

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The truth is precious

The best way to disarm disinformation agents is to know their methods inside and out. This gives us the ability to point out exactly what they are doing in detail the moment they try to do it. Immediately exposing a disinformation tactic as it is being used is highly destructive to the person utilizing it. […]

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Facebook pages on Christianity outrank pop stars in user activity

Denver, Colo., May 19, 2011 / 03:08 am (CNA).- Religious pages on Facebook attract significant engagement and pages about Jesus and the Bible recently beat out pop stars like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga in attracting user activity. The “Jesus Daily” page led user activity rankings, with nearly 2.3 million interactions in the week of […]

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Making Good Use of the Internet

12. To all persons of good will. Finally, then, we would suggest some virtues that need to be cultivated by everyone who wants to make good use of the Internet; their exercise should be based upon and guided by a realistic appraisal of its contents. Prudence is necessary in order clearly to see the implications—the […]

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Vatican Radio celebrates 80 years, focuses on digital future

Vatican City, Feb 11, 2011 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s radio station is celebrating its 80th anniversary — with a nod to its distinguished past but clearly focused on the digital future that lies ahead. The station held a press conference at the Vatican Museums on Feb. 10 to mark the special occasion […]

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Refusal to air John 3:16 Super Bowl ad censored Jesus

Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2011 / 05:43 am (CNA).- The Fox Broadcasting Company’s refusal to air a Super Bowl commercial which encouraged the reading of the Bible verse John 3:16 “censored” Jesus Christ while ignoring objectionable material, Media Research Center president L. Brent Bozell III said. “Any censorship of Christianity is analogous to anti-Christian bigotry,” […]

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Keeping Friends in Today’s Culture

[With] the younger generation, …. Happiness is achieved by having not only a circle of friends but also the technology that enables constant communication with them. Text messages and mobile phone calls, emails and social networking websites, these are essential parts of this friendship culture. As well as holding friends together, this personal communications technology […]

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Cloistered Benedictine nuns to make Gregorian chant album for Universal Music

Avignon, France, Jul 27, 2010 / 06:07 am (CNA).- An order of cloistered Benedictine nuns in France has signed a deal with Universal Music to produce an album of Gregorian chant. The abbess said that after time in prayer the nuns decided the effort could touch people’s lives. The nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame […]

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