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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 »

Pope Francis: Internet is a ‘gift from God’ for dialogue

Pope Francis. AP PHOTO

Pope Francis says the Internet is a “gift from God” that facilitates communication, but warns that the obsessive desire to stay connected can actually isolate people from their friends and family.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | 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’s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

Pope Francis. AP PHOTO

Pope Francis welcomed news on Sunday that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Jesus was the world’s first tweeter—Vatican

A man holds a smartphone showing Pope Francis' first tweet in front of a computer screen showing the same tweet on March 17, 2013 in Rome. Jesus Christ was the world's first tweeter because his pronouncements were "brief and full of meaning," Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.  AFP

Jesus Christ was the world’s first tweeter because his pronouncements were “brief and full of meaning,” Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said Wednesday.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Filipino youth used Google Translate at World Youth Day—CBCP

Pilgrims and residents gather on Copacabana beach before the arrival of Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AP FILE PHOTO

Thank you, Google Translate Unfamiliar with the local language, around 400 Filipino youth delegates to the recent World Youth Day (WYD) celebrations in Rio de Janiero, Brazil resorted to Google Translate, hand gestures, and charades to get their message across to the locals, a Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said Tuesday.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Malaysian sex bloggers charged with sedition

Alvin Tan facing Malaysian media. The Star-Asia News Network

A Malaysian couple known for a sexually explicit blog were charged Thursday with sedition after they caused outrage by posting a Ramadan greeting on Facebook which showed them eating pork.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Indonesia teens accused of blasphemy over Maroon 5 dance

Five Indonesian teenage girls have been accused of blasphemy and may face jail after making a video in which they mixed Islamic prayer with dancing to a Maroon 5 song, police said Tuesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in 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 »

Social media greet first pope picked in Twitter age

A smartphone showing the first twitter message of Pope Benedict XVI in Italian is held in front of a computer showing the logo of Twitter on December 12, 2012, in Rome. Three Latin words from the papal Twitter account announcing Pope Francis's election were re-tweeted en masse as millions online congratulated the new pontiff.  AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS

Three Latin words from the papal Twitter account announcing Pope Francis’s election were re-tweeted en masse as millions online congratulated the new pontiff, though some raised questions about his relationship with the former military dictatorship in his native Argentina.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | 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 »

Retired archbishop slams new Facebook app ‘Bang with Friends’

Retired Lingayen Archbishop Oscar Cruz

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz condemned Tuesday a new application on Facebook called Bang with Friends, saying it will perpetuate immorality.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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