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Cyber security expert urges Vatican to strengthen internet defenses

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?  

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

Synod of Bishops, 2018.

Global Catholic tech: Online Arabic catechetical program unites Middle East Catholics

A bishop from Lebanon shared at the 2018 Synod of Bishops how his online catechesis program in Arabic has helped... Read more

Bishop David Tencer points at a journalist while asking questions at an Oct. 17 press conference.

Hacking pastoral care: Youth synod bishops talk technology

Smartphone apps and Skype have transformed the way at least one synod bishop conducts his pastoral ministry with young people.  Read more