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November 25, 2020
Amy-Jo Crowley
The apps – not to mention their users – still have some way to go
November 18, 2020
Christine Rousselle/CNA
The Catholic News Agency reports that an internal investigation is underway to determine how the “like” happened.
September 16, 2020
Carol Glatz
The Pontifical Academy for Life will launch a new joint project looking at ethical ways artificial intelligence can be used to guarantee food security.
June 12, 2020
Christopher Altieri
In February, the Pontifical Academy for Life helped to host a conference on the ethics of AI, at the end of which a statement was issued, the Rome Call for AI Ethics. Following that, a team from leading universities, along with the president and officials of the Pontifical Academy for Life, have penned an article
June 04, 2020
Junno Arocho Esteves
VatiVision will stream religious-themed programming as well as movies, documentaries and series related to art and culture
May 20, 2020
Kevin Jones/CNA
Facebook says it is responding to long-standing questions about content moderation and censorship by appointing an independent oversight board to help set policy. American pro-life advocates have voiced concern about protections for their free speech, and at least one member of the oversight board has links to a group that halted a pro-life billboard campaign in Kenya.
April 03, 2020
Mary Farrow/CNA
When the plague struck the Italian city of Milan and the surrounding area in the 1570s, St Charles Borromeo, then a cardinal, became well-known for his efforts to remind people of their faith in a time of sickness and death
April 02, 2020
Catholic News Agency
“The penitent must be physically present — meaning, the priest who absolves and the penitent who receives the absolution must be in the same place”
As much of the world faces quarantines and social distancing, Catholics have faced unexpected challenges in accessing the sacraments of the Church
February 26, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis has urged Catholics to use the season of Lent to spend less time immersed in the chatter and noise of the world through television and their phones, and to spend more time in silence and in conversation with God
February 13, 2020
Angela Mengis
Superficial, creepy, useful just for a fling … dating apps are called all sorts of things, yet many happy marriages show Catholic online dating really works. Born into a family of nine children in the rural Midwest, Morgan, Cadence and Samara McManimon were all in their early 20s, with stable jobs and facing the challenge
December 12, 2019
Staff writers
The authority of an official Catechism  There are many Catechisms, but what kind of authority do they have? At Crisis, Charles Coulombe pointed out that a teaching doesn’t become authoritative just because it’s in a Catechism. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, for instance, is a collection of statements from various sources, some more authoritative