Electronic Holy Cards

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Commercialized? Yes. Crass? I don’t think so. Bad? No.

If you are a Catholic looking for a saint in heaven to protect you, you no longer have to carry a small “holy card.” You can get the image sent to your cellphone.

A company in Italy started offering the service on Tuesday but ran into opposition from some Catholic Church leaders who think the idea is crass and commercial.

I thoroughly believe the new technologies can help us in every way, as long as they’re approached wisely. I’m willing to listen to debate on this topic, but a reminder to live like St. Francis, St. Therese, etc. every time you open your cell phone? That can’t be bad.