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Bishop Cruz admits he needs more practice at ‘selfie’

Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. FILE PHOTO

This senior prelate has jumped on the “selfie” bandwagon too.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Priests swap sermons for ‘selfies’

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For some of the Philippines’ most powerful clergymen, stepping off the pulpit and into cyberspace felt impossibly daunting until they took their first “selfies” and posted them on Facebook.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Church urges bishops to take to Facebook, Twitter

A view of an iPhone in Washington Tuesday, May 21, 2013, showing the Twitter and Facebook apps among others. A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They’re also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook.  AP/EVAN VUCCI

Will the Catholic bishops soon be tweeting and posting messages on Facebook?

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Priest invents confession device for deaf Catholics

Fr. Romuald Zantua, DS  PHOTO FROM FLIPSIDE.PH

Confession for hearing-impaired Catholics will soon be made easy after a retired Filipino priest based in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States invented a computer-based confession tool.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

PH clergymen told: Thou shall tweet, but only if comfortable with it

Screengrab from Pope Francis's Twitter account

While recognizing social media as a great communication tool for the Catholic Church, members of the clergy need not establish a digital presence if they don’t feel comfortable about it, according to one of the managers of Pope Francis’ Twitter account.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Bishops put up All Saints’ Day website for Filipinos abroad

Screen grab of www.undasonline.com

Filipinos abroad may still have a meaningful memorial for their departed loved ones back home by just going online.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis’ first tweet matches Angelus call: ‘Pray for me’

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Pope Francis issued his first tweet on Sunday shortly after performing his first Angelus prayer, with a consistent message: “Pray for me.”

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cardinals tweet goodbyes before conclave lockdown

From left, US Cardinals Justin Francis Rigali, Donald Wuerl, Timothy Dolan, Francis George and Roger Mahony leave the North American College to go to the Vatican's Domus Sanctae Martae, the Vatican hotel where the cardinals stay during the conclave, in Rome, Tuesday March 12, 2013. Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades: There's no front-runner, no indication how long voting will last and no sense that a single man has what it takes to fix the many problems. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Cardinals entering the Vatican on Tuesday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope took to Twitter to say goodbye to their online flock before they are cut off from the outside world.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Social Media | Read More »

Turn off gadgets during Earth Hour

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Don’t just turn off the lights. An official of the Catholic Church on Friday urged the public to also turn off their laptop computers, cell phones, and other electronic gadgets when the world marks Earth Hour on March 23.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Celdran conviction draws mixed reactions on Twitter

Carlos Celdran. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

News that popular tour guide Carlos Celdran had been convicted by a court of offending religious feelings drew mixed reactions on the microblogging site Twitter.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

More people surf Web, read horoscopes than Bible

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Church leaders are looking at cyberspace as the main arena to keep the faithful.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH cyberworld erupts with joy over Tagle elevation

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle

Filipino netizens took to various social networking sites on Wednesday to express happiness over the news that Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle had been named as one of the Church’s new cardinals.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Telcos comply with Palace order to shut off signals in area of Nazerene procession

Local telecom firms have complied with a government order to disrupt cell phone signals in certain parts of the city of Manila during the procession of the Black Nazarene Monday for security reasons.

Posted: January 9th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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