Roman Catholic bishops in Italy are urging the faithful to go on a high-tech fast for Lent, switching off modern appliances from cars to iPods and abstaining from surfing the Web or text messaging until Easter.How many of you could do this? Without a car and the internet, I'm toast.
"It's a small way to remember the importance of concrete and not virtual relationships," the Modena diocese said in a statement. "It's an instrument to remind us that our actions and lifestyles have consequences in distant countries."
Thursday, March 5, 2009
High-Tech Fasting for Lent
Some Catholic Bishops are encouraging their parishioners to give up modern technological gadgetry for Lent, a "high-tech fast." Money quote: