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Canadian Bishops Praise Those Who Witness on Social Media but Warn: ‘Don’t Be Naive’

Paul Schratz
Young people use mobile devices in isolation from each other at Willowbrook Mall in Langley, British Columbia. In their pastoral letter on social media, the Canadian bishops suggest fasting from screens once a week and taking a ‘technology Sabbath.’

Echoing Pope Francis, the bishops advise in new pastoral letter that Catholics using social media must have a realistic understanding of how the platforms work and the dangers they can pose.