Thursday, March 05, 2009

Truth Is Stranger #93: Forget meat! No texting on Fridays

ROME (AFP) – The bishop of Modena in northern Italy told Catholic youth to give up a popular practice during the holy season of Lent: no text messaging on their mobile phones on Fridays. No SMS will allow young people to "detox from the virtual world and get back in touch with themselves," Monsignor Benito Cocchi was quoted as saying by La Repubblica on Tuesday.

The rest of the story here.
(Honestly, I think this is brilliant, but then again, I don't own a cell phone.)

5 comments:

Steve T. said...

Honestly, I believe this is a wonderful move, it is more relevant to the modern world. It will hit not only youth, but all those who live by cell phone, right where they live.

runningatlarge said...

Hey! I don't have a cell phone either. I knew there had to be someone else out there.

Martin T. said...

nt 4 me :)

Anonymous said...

Are all of the 'Truth is Stranger' #92? (meaning, shouldn't this be #93?)

Nadja Magdalena said...

Wow, there are actually two other folks out there without cell phones?