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The ‘Pad is Mightier than the Sword – App Review

First of all, I would like to introduce the newest convert To the Catholic Faith, my iPad! I have over the last week successfully transformed it into the “cathPad”. I will give an overview of the apps I have installed as well as tips and tricks that you can use when that Protestant is trying […]

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Call me, email me, Facebook me . . . What?!: Managing Multiple Contact Avenues

Most people today have multiple ways to be contacted.  We have multiple email addresses (personal and work), Facebook accounts, multiple phones (home, work, cell); and it can get confusing how to manage it all.  In fact, it can become so difficult that messages can often go missed.  In essence, we have all these great tools […]

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Don’t Take Candy From Strangers: Teaching Kids About The Internet

Don’t Take Candy From Strangers: Teaching Kids About The Internet

Kids should be and shouldn’t be online is an argument that has gone back and forth for a while.  We have all read the reports where this or that bad thing happened.  I personally feel that kids should learn about the internet and have exposure to it.  This is not because I think the internet […]

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To 3G Or Not 3G In a Tablet?

To 3G Or Not 3G In a Tablet?

Ok.  First, I know, there’s 4G also.  This will be about whatever number ‘G’ is available at this particular minute in the tech world since by the time you read this we may in fact be at 10G. Anyway, signal type for the delivery of data over the air is becoming more and more confusing […]

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Why eBooks Matter For Schools

Why eBooks Matter For Schools

There is a lot of talk among legislators, educators, and parents about ebooks in schools (both public and private such as our Catholic Schools)at the k-12 level.  I agree that there are potentially great benefits for improving education as well as huge long-term cost savings.  This is not an easy move either, and in many […]

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To Tech Or Not To Tech – In Mass

In modern society, we have undergone several eras of technology. With the advent of computers, we experienced the ability to program this “machine” to perform mundane tasks of the everyday work experience. The advancement of the archaic computers made them not only faster and “smarter”, but more and more mobile. Think back when we got […]

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To eBook or Not To eBook: 5 Myths About The Digital Transition With Books

To eBook or Not To eBook: 5 Myths About The Digital Transition With Books

As a career specialty retail manager mostly within the media and electronics industries, I’ve lived through every media transition so far.  Music, movies, and now books.  As each one comes, it seems the speculations and arguments are coming straight from some secret script kept for just such occasions.   You have your “doomsday” groups which scream […]

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Creating A Tech Ministry For Your Parish

Creating A Tech Ministry For Your Parish

There are a lot of ways that technologies can benefit a local parish.  Basically, you can break it down into two categories: Administrative Evangelizing Both are approached in different ways, but can crossover too.  For example, the website for a parish would be for both.  In my opinion, the best “recipe” for effective uses of […]

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Fear Not: Objections To Tech In Parishes

Fear Not: Objections To Tech In Parishes

If you have felt lately like the world is turning into the “Jetsons” and moving at blazing speeds, you’re not alone.  Many feel that way.  And it can be kind of scary because we are doing things today in huge contrasts to what we are used to.  We take a picture somewhere and share it […]

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Why I Still Use My Sunday Envelope

A few years ago my parish started offering an electronic funds transfer option for Sunday giving: you sign up for the service and a set amount is automatically withdrawn from your checking account every week. No more envelopes! It’s a good system, and I’ve used it to make some one-time gifts, but I’ve resisted going […]

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Free Webinar – 9½ Social Media Strategies for the Church

On March 24 at 7p (CT) I will be offering a follow-up to my previous webinar, Reaching Parishioners with Facebook. This free webinar will focus on constructing a social media strategy for your parish, school, or ministry: You’ve designed the perfect Catholic school web site, set up your parish Facebook page, and got your DRE on […]

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