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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

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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

Synod of Bishops, 2018.

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

Oct 21, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Oct 17, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki celebrating Mass at the tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 4.

Youth synod bishop: The world is rich in technology & poor in principles

Oct 4, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A Polish archbishop participating in the Vatican synod on youth said Thursday that today’s young people have benefited from technological... Read more

How more Catholic schools are looking to minimize screen time

Sep 7, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Not long ago, introducing more technology into the classroom meant allowing third graders to play 15 minutes of Oregon Trail... Read more

Woman on phone.

'Natural cycles' fertility app gets FDA approval to prevent pregnancy

Aug 21, 2018

The FDA has approved a fertility-tracking app that boasts a lower unintended pregnancy rate than the pill, without the side... Read more

The rise of the sex robot: Will technology solve our loneliness problem?

May 31, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Earlier this year, a 25-year-old man smashed his rental van into innocent pedestrians in downtown Toronto on a Tuesday, killing... Read more

Why Catholics should beware as high-tech 'deepfake' videos emerge

Apr 25, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Like any figure of importance, there is high likelihood that the Pope or another Catholic leader could be the subject... Read more

VHacks at the Vatican on March 9, 2018.

Students 'hack' away at global problems during Vatican hackathon

Mar 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A March 8-11 “hacking marathon” at the Vatican is in full swing, with 120 students of different backgrounds, faiths, and... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter's Basilica, on February 2, 2018.

Don’t let technology replace real encounters, Francis says on Candlemas

Feb 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told consecrated men and women Friday that they are called to have real encounters with their brothers and... Read more