Blessed be the net, for it connects us

/ 26 May 2009

Ars Technica covering Catholic news? Surprises never cease. But then, when the head of the Vatican press office calls the internet “truly blessed!” how can the techies turn away. The internet connects us, and gives rise to “an omnidirectional flow of transversal and personal communications,” says Frederico Lombardi SJ.

But the Catholic eye toward the plight of the poor also reminds us…

The “problems” of the Internet are many, but Lombardi is particularly concerned with the way that something as vital as the Internet is distributed so unevenly. “From the Church’s point of view, leaving those with fewer possibilities on the margins is simply not an option,” he said. “For us, the poor and developing countries are at least as important as the wealthy, if not more.”



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