Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Wonder of the Internet

Tis quite easy to bash on the internet for its quantity of worthless content and rightfully so. Still, there is a use in the thing. For our part it has brought together Plain Catholics from every continent in the world.

Of late we have been receiving news from Plain Catholics in Spain (bendiciones y saludos) and Ireland (beannachtaí agus beannachtaí). Thanks to rudimentary translation websites, we have been able to inform and receive information from Plain Catholics who do not speak English. God is capable of turning this digital instrument of mental and moral harm into an instrument of communication and edification for those seeking to be faithful to God. God indeed, has a sense of humor! Let us praise our God and in all ways, give thanks.
That's me away.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am glad for the internet to be able to connect to like minded people and for all the friends I have gained.

Rhoto said...

And I'm GLAD that your community chooses to use the computer!! As it is YOUR choose/discernment to use it in edifying ways!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda, who once belonged to a community that disallows radio, TV, computers, magazines, books...

John said...

Christians in the past, far from fearing new forms of communications embraced and aided their development. The idea that religious people should shun the Internet has only placed Catholics behind other groups in effective communication. Imagine what St. Paul and Bishop Sheen could have done with a website.

PlainCatholic said...

John, the Vatican website was one of the first comprehensive websites with good information on Catholic teaching and with nigh on 2000 years of such information, it took a wee while to get it up and going. I shall have to say that while Rome seems a little slow, I relate that to being careful to avoid misinformation. Haste is never a good characteristic except for someone who is drowning or injured.

All new technology should be approached with caution and with full study in how to avoid those sin traps that the technology can set for us. Communication technology in particular still must be subject to James Chapter 3 in its usage. With the verbal sins against charity flying right and left in our information age, I see this as an opportunity for Catholics to set a higher standard for themselves both interpersonally (face to face) and cyberpersonally (face to cyberspace).

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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