Catholic? Bishops want you to stop reading this
ROME — 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 MP3 players and abstaining from surfing the Web or text messaging until Easter.
The suggestion gives a modern twist to traditional forms of abstinence in the period Christians set aside for fasting and prayer ahead of Easter. And it shows the Church’s increasing focus on the use of technology as well as its perceived abuses.
Glad to see that the Catholic Church has entered the 21st century