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A website and smartphone app to help Catholics pray for the synod on synodality was launched Oct. 19, 2021.

Vatican launches prayer website ‘to accompany’ Synod on Synodality

Oct 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The app Click To Pray will also promote prayer for the synodal process. Read more

New tech company aims to provide platform for Catholic businesses

Jun 8, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A Catholic technology company recently launched a platform for Catholic publishers, small businesses, and religious communities to reach customers and... Read more

Cyber security expert urges Vatican to strengthen internet defenses

Nov 18, 2020

A cyber security expert has urged the Vatican to take immediate action to strengthen its defenses against hackers.  Read more

ASIMO, a humanoid robot created by Honda in 2000 (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Pope Francis: Pray that robotics and AI always serve humankind

Nov 3, 2020

Pope Francis has invited Catholics around the world to pray that robotics and artificial intelligence will remain always at the... Read more

Antonia Salzano, mother of Carlo Acutis. Screengrab: EWTN.

Mom of Carlo Acutis: Teen computer whiz was an ‘influencer’ for God

Sep 24, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Venerable Carlo Acutis, who will be beatified in Assisi Oct. 10, is an example of a teen who used the... Read more

The manuscript of Newman’s “Apologia Pro Vita Sua” at the Birmingham Oratory in England.

Technology sheds new light on life of St. John Henry Newman

Aug 29, 2020

A team spread across three continents is using cutting-edge technology to shed new light on the figure of St. John... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Beatification date set for computer programming teen Carlo Acutis

Jun 13, 2020

Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who died in 2006, will be beatified October 10 in Assisi,... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Computer programming teen Carlo Acutis to be beatified 

Feb 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Saturday the approval of a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager... Read more

Strong online boundaries make for the happiest relationships, study finds

Dec 27, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Cutting ties with old flames, before the internet, used to be easy.  Read more

Pope Francis hosts a pizza party for sick children in Vatican City on Dec. 17, 2017.

Pope Francis: Tech companies have a responsibility to protect children

Nov 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a speech to the head of major global tech companies, Pope Francis said Thursday that protecting children from evils... Read more

Click To Pray eRosary-For Peace in the World.

Digital rosary discovered to be hackable, Vatican says it has fixed bugs

Oct 21, 2019

Shortly after the new “smart rosary” bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to... Read more

In robota Christi? Why robots can never be Catholic priests 

Sep 18, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Once a man is ordained a priest for the Catholic Church, he acts, according to the Catechism of the Catholic... Read more

Apple Watch joins growing trend of fertility tracking technology

Jun 4, 2019

It its latest rollout of updates, Apple announced that it will be adding menstruation and fertility tracking to its newest... Read more

Porn restrictions further delayed in UK, now scheduled for July launch

Apr 22, 2019

The United Kingdom has once again delayed the launch of its constraints on virtual porn. The online age verification program... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2018.

Don’t let your cell phone become an addiction, pope warns high schoolers

Apr 15, 2019

Pope Francis met with a group of high school students this weekend, encouraging them to monitor their cell phone use,... Read more

Pope Francis takes a selfie with pilgrims at the April 1, 2015 general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

From influencers to cyborgs, Pope Francis has tech advice for young people

Apr 5, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Discussing current digital trends, from “influencers” to cyborgs to “zapping,” Pope Francis’ recent apostolic letter to young people contains both... Read more

Pope Francis joins a selfie in Paul VI Hall on April 30, 2015.

Pope’s app 'Click to Pray' connects Catholics to a smartphone prayer network

Jan 20, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called  “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer... Read more

Smartphones are driving a rise in teen sexting

Dec 26, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Teen sex may be down, but widespread access to smartphones is driving an increase in teen sexting, recent research has... Read more

Holy See renews appeal to ban killer robots

Nov 28, 2018

A Vatican representative to the United Nations called on the international community to ban killer robots – known as Lethal... Read more

Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid undergoing testing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

When self-driving cars are forced to crash, whom should they hit?  

Nov 8, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

If a self-driving car is about to crash into a crowd, and it can only swerve to hit a baby... Read more