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:
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.
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"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."
How many of you could do this? Without a car and the internet, I'm toast.

2 comments:

Katie said...

I've heard some of my Catholic classmates discussing this approach to Lenten sacrifice. Possibly the campus priest suggested it at Mass.

My question: Can you get exemptions for homework? It is a Catholic university, after all...

Darren Staley said...

Copycats. The Jews have been doing this on Holy Days for mellinnia.