The Vatican looks to harness technology to spread the Word of God

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In tune with the times, the Vatican has given the nod to spread the Bible in as many languages as possible using modern means of mass communication.

The Word of God on a pen drive . . .


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At a conference in the Vatican, Catholic bishops argued that the written word was not sufficient and have called for the Holy Bible to be spread using the internet, CDs, DVDs and even iPods. According to an official statement from the Vatican, “The voice of the Divine Word must resonate over the radio, on Internet channels with virtual distribution (and by) CDs, DVDs and iPods, and on television and cinema screens.”

Watch a short video about listening to the Word of God . . .

(If the video does not load, you can watch it here.)

While the Holy See has always been quick to adopt new technologies like the internet to keep pace with the changing times, it still clings on to some outdated beliefs and practices that have no place in the modern world 😐


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10 Responses to “The Vatican looks to harness technology to spread the Word of God”

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I finally decided to write a comment on your blog. I just wanted to say good job. I really enjoy reading your posts.

how about doing for our old books? 😛

Jeff,

Thanks a lot, amigo 🙂
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Vishesh,

That’s a good idea 😛

Religion is going hi-tech!! 🙂

Ohh so hi-tech religion haan?

nice info 🙂

Sakhi, Sahaja and Kanagu,

Thanks! It sure looks like religion is becoming high tech.

This sounds like a good way to reach many more people, especially the younger people they no doubt want to connect with, and become part of their lives.

Eileen

Thanks, Eileen. I guess the Church must keep in touch with the younger generation or risk losing them 😐

I find the use of technology in spreading the word of GOD very useful. We have been doing so by the use of social networks like Facebook, Twitter etc… I found a new way to spread the Word of God, by the use of smartphone application. Now a days where you can see smartphone in the hand of every human, the use of smartphone for this purpose becomes more effective. The other day i downloaded an application named Bible Verses Wallpaper-Lite for this very purpose. This application puts holy verses on your phone wallpaper. What is more amazing is that the verses keep on changing after some time. In today’s world everyone keeps their phone with themselves every time, so whenever you see your phone you see a verse. This helps in memorizing Bible Verses Also. The application can be downloaded from the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nbs.free.goodfriday to your android phone.
You can send the verse as a message to your friend or post the verse to your friend’s facebook wall and send verse as as SMS to any contact from your contact list.
What could be more better way to share the Word Of The Lord. God bless us all.


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