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Facebook bias crippling Catholic ads, critic says

Denver, Colo., Jan 3, 2018 / 03:22 pm (CNA).- A Facebook-based Catholic fundraising campaign suffered “critical” delays in the key donation period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Facebook’s new scrutiny of ads aimed at religious audiences is to blame, one social media expert has charged.   Matthew Meeks served as an advisor to a fundraising […]

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Social Cross, a Facebook alternative, seeks to provide Christians with space for free speech

The founder got fed up with censorship on the world’s leading social media site. Aletetia: There are lots of alternatives to Facebook, many of them for specialized communities, such as military personnel, Lego Fans, or beer connoisseurs. And there have been many Christian alternatives as well, such as Christians Like Me and Awestruck. Now there’s a new one, which was founded […]

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The 10 technological diseases affecting us today

Has technology hijacked our quality of life?  When we talk about the increasing number of people who are addicted to technology, we immediately picture smartphone zombies who can barely hold a conversation because they’re constantly busy scanning their phone’s push notifications, or that time your most selfie-centered friend nearly got hit by a car while […]

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Sinful Anger in Social Media and the Loss of Civility

Social media in-and-of-itself is a good. Social media has given me the opportunity to become a writer and to grow in knowledge and skill in that area. I have been able to interact with people across the world who have written to me in response to articles that I have been blessed to publish. We […]

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Each of us is willed into existence with a divinely given purpose

Those who have read C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will remember well the book’s closing sequence — a battle between the White Witch and Aslan, who, accompanied by scores of animals from all throughout Narnia, eventually defeated her and brought peace to Narnia. Organizing his troops for battle, Aslan says: And now! Those who can’t […]

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Is ‘Charlie Charlie’ a harmless game? Exorcist says absolutely not

Lima, Peru, May 27, 2015 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A game that purports to invoke a Mexican demon – known as “Charlie, Charlie” and considered to be a simplified version of the Ouija board – has gone viral on social media among young people, prompting one exorcist to warn of its dangers. The game, […]

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A Letter from the Abbot

Dear Oblates, Although you have probably known of it for some time, I am happy to bring to your attention the new abbey website: belmontabbey.org. If you have not visited it already, I invite you to do so. As you will see, we now have information on our oblate program as well as a link to […]

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Church can learn social media tips from Jesus

Houston, Texas, Aug 18, 2014 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.It’s a difficult task to fit the entire Gospel into 140 characters or less. […]

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Catholic News Agency launches mobile app

Denver, Colo., Jul 16, 2014 / 11:09 am (CNA).- Catholic News Agency has announced the launch of its new app, offering direct access to all of its content, free of charge. “Our readers have come to expect free, timely coverage of the Universal Church on our website,” said Marianne Medlin, editor-in-chief of CNA. “Now we’re […]

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Pope Benedict will make Twitter debut with @pontifex

Vatican City, Dec 3, 2012 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope’s Twitter account will be @pontifex and will start on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Vatican representatives announced. The news of the 85-year-old tweeting came out weeks ago, but officials finally revealed the account’s name and that it will be […]

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