Photos: Pope Lights World’s Largest Christmas “Tree”, Shares His Three Christmas Wishes

Last week Pope Benedict, from his papal apartment at the Vatican, used an iPad to remotely “light” the largest Christmas tree in the world. The electric “tree” is located on the hillside of the Italian town of Gubbio: He also shared his three Christmas wishes: “Before lighting the tree”, he said, “I would like to express three wishes. This Christmas tree... More

Is Steve Jobs really the APPLE of our eye?

EDITOR’S NOTE: We welcome Jennifer Roche to CatholicVote.org as a guest blogger for the month of November. Here’s an article she wrote for us examining the business practices of Steve Jobs, who died October 5. Before Steve Jobs no business leader had been elevated to celebrity-cult status. Since the announcement of his passing, he has been mourned like a superstar, and the world over h... More
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Steve Jobs, Requiescat in Pacem

Steve Jobs, visionary, has died of cancer. He was 56. Jobs was featured in CV's "Imagine Spot 2" as one of the many adopted persons who had a major impact. Stephen Green has a great short post that enumerates the absolutely remarkable impact this one man had on communications, technology, entertainment, the music industry, and, of course, personal computing. An excerpt: Even most suc... More

“We die a little so another can live and in the process, we live more.”

A boy with Spina Bifida was aborted in the U.K. It happens all the time, really. Melissa Clouthier, who has a child born prematurely with autism, writes one of the most amazing pro-life posts I’ve ever read in consideration of this action. An excerpt: Reading this sickens me. My own son was born severely premature and ended up with the diagnosis of autism. He was on medications, oxygen, etc... More

Maureen Dowd: Confession app pushes guilt on gays, lets priests off the hook

Maureen Dowd, in her column last week, tried to sneak in a veiled claim that the iPhone Confession preparation app winks at homosexuality in the priesthood: Under the Sixth Commandment, men and women are asked: “Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?” Priests, however, are not. They are asked if they flirt. Gay bloggers have been up in arms about this app because they claim it “... More

A Confession App… with an imprimatur!

Very cool, very useful. From the developer: Confession: A Roman Catholic App is Little iApps very first application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Developed for Catholics who frequent the sacrament and those who wish to return. With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to p... More

Brilliant: Parishioners use cell phone technology to update parish registry

Did you go to Mass today? If you are a Catholic in good standing, you should have! Second question – is your parish behind the times, when it comes to technology? I’m guessing for 99% of you, that answer is also in the affirmative. Marcel at Aggie Catholics, however, has a brilliant solution which he explains on his blog for how his parish is utilizing current technology to update reg... More

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