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Last edited 9th May 2011

Many of you use Xt3 as a news source and also to find material in our library. If you are doing this then you are part of a growing number of people relying on social sites for news, as a new Canadian study has found out. They found out that 71% of Canadians who visit social networking sites use them to keep up with the news. Nearly 60% say it exposes them to a broader range of news and information than traditional print and broadcast media,

Should YouTube Post Suicide Videos?
Last edited 5th May 2011

The press has reported on the tragic story of a British couple in their 80s who died in a suicide pact at their home in Australia last Thursday. Don Flounders, 81, suffered from mesothelioma, which is an incurable form of lung cancer and his 88-year-old wife Iris, who was not suffering from a terminal illness, decided she did not want to live without him. 


Act One Founder Urges Catholics to Work in Cinema
Last edited 4th May 2011

Barbara Nicolosi is encouraging Catholics to get involved in the arts, especially in the cinema, the "art form of our time."

Vatican Reaches Out to Bloggers and Discuss Mutual Relationship
Last edited 3rd May 2011

The Vatican met with a group of Catholic bloggers of all ages, that come very every corner of the world. The Pontifical council in charge of communications accepted requests to attend and chose 150 bloggers based on their nationality, language, and the basis of their blog.

Interview: Charlie Cox -The man who plays St. Josemaria Escrivá in the upcoming 'There Be Dragons'
Last edited 3rd May 2011

This story, and particularly this man, is of great importance to hundreds of thousands of people. If you look at those photographs from his canonization, you know, looking at 400,00 or 500,000 people who were able to make it to Rome, not to mention how many millions who couldn’t physically be there: that was an overwhelming feeling. I felt, this is not an opportunity for me to invent a character. I have to try and find some truth, and I have a responsibility to try and do this story and this man justice. That was the main difference that I noticed early in preparation.

The Church Needs Blogs, Bloggers Need the Church
Last edited 2nd May 2011

150 bloggers from around the world have begun a two-day meeting at the Vatican. They were received by the Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.


Why is John Paul II on Trial in the Media Today?
Last edited 2nd May 2011

When John Paul II was dying, the media loved him; nothing has emerged that much changed the original assessment, though you wouldn’t know that from the current news coverage.

People Give Witness to Ways Pope John Paul II Changed Their Lives
Last edited 2nd May 2011

Hundreds of people have been giving public witness to the ways Pope John Paul II changed or even saved their lives. Men and women of all ages and nationalities have sent personal stories to -- a website run by the Diocese of Rome dedicated to the late pope's beatification and canonization. Visit this article to read more!

JPII Beatification - LIVE Webcast on
Last edited 28th February 2012

On 1 May 2011, John Paul II will be beatified in Rome! John Paul II served as Pope from 1978 until his death in 2005. He visited more nations and gave audiences to more pilgrims than any previous Pope, and will forever be remembered for his courageous efforts to build bridges between nations and religions around the world. As the founder of World Youth Day, he will always hold a special place in the hearts of young people.


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Follow: The Easter Story Through Twitter
Last edited 17th May 2011

Throughout the course of his public ministry, Jesus knew both the adoration and desertion of the crowds. Today, just as 2,000 years ago, the gospel asks a question that demands an answer: Will we follow? This video illustrates this truth through the dynamic lens of a 21st-century social network.

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