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Technology in sacred space

BY ERWIN CABUCOS

At a church wedding I attended recently, the first reading was read from an iPhone. 

Whether or not they had planned to place the big book at the lectern before the event, I was captivated by the new possibilities for liturgical readings these days.

It wasn’t really different from directing kids at school to biblegateway.com to read the sacred scriptures or to YouTube to find out about the 10 social teachings of the church, or my parish priest using PowerPoint presentation in his homilies, and my friends discussing about pertinent church stands on social issues through Facebook and Twitter.

With these technologies being available at our disposal, disseminating and manipulating messages of Jesus are just as easy as breathing. Information explosion suddenly becomes inevitable. What is not there for us to not know? 

Our young generation is a witness to this phenomenon. Perhaps the only thing that makes a difference in these processes is if the action is done in a loving way. Is the use of technologies in our church and about our religion done in discerning, responsible and ethical way? After all these gadgets are just media through which truths and the deposit of faith is accessed, created or re-created.

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Technology in sacred space (Erwin Cabucos / CathBlog)

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