Pope OKs social media, in moderation

If you were staying off Facebook or Twitter because it may have been sacrilegious, you’ve lost your excuse.

Pope Benedict XVI has given social networking his blessing, saying some services and search engines are “the starting point of communication for many people who are seeking advice, ideas, information and answers.”

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Vatican decries 'confession app'

Have a confession to make? While there may be an app to let you do that, the Roman Catholic Church's head honchos in the Vatican say a digital confession is no substitution for the real thing.

Reports first emerged earlier this week that there'd be an app for the iPhone and iPad that would let Catholics confess to their mobile devices. The app is called 'Confession: A Roman Catholic App.'

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Get your BlackBerry or laptop blessed at Nova Scotia church

Usually a priest or minister will ask you to turn off your BlackBerry or iPhone during a service. But in Nova Scotia, Rev. Lisa Vaughan will be asking people to turn them on – and bring them to the front for an unusual blessing.

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