"True wisdom, as the fruit of self-examination, dialogue and generous encounter between persons, is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution. Real relationships with others, with all the challenges they entail, now tend to be replaced by a type of internet communication which enables us to choose or eliminate relationships at whim, thus giving rise to a new type of contrived emotion which has more to do with devices and displays than with other people and with nature. Today’s media do enable us to communicate and to share our knowledge and affections. Yet at times they also shield us from direct contact with the pain, the fears and the joys of others and the complexity of their personal experiences. For this reason, we should be concerned that, alongside the exciting possibilities offered by these media, a
deep and melancholic dissatisfaction with interpersonal relations, or a harmful sense of isolation, can also arise." (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, #47.)



Global Pulse - A Fine New EJournal

JTulipsFind out more about this excellent initiative.

Dear Friends:

I am very impressed with a new online publication and suggest you have a look at it – Global Pulse Magazine 

Edited by The Tablet's former Rome correspondent, Robert Mickens, the daily is a rich blend of stories from leading Catholic publishers in the US (Commonweal Magazine), France (La Croix), Asia (UCAN) and Australia (Eureka Street). You can find out more about the magazine here: http://www.globalpulsemagazine.com/about

The great value of Global Pulse Magazine is that readers hear form voices across the world and that's something we can all benefit from. We are moving ahead in a Church being changed by Pope Francis who wants urgently to include people previously considered of marginal significance in the Church.

It's very inexpensive to subscribe – US$22 or under 15 Pounds Sterling. I'm told by the people at Global Pulse Magazine that they are keeping the price as low as they can so subscribers from poorer countries can also buy it.

Global Pulse Magazine is offering you a month's free subscription so you can see its value. Just email its Publisher Father Michael Kelly SJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he'll do the rest. Then you can make your own judgment.

Best wishes

Michael Whelan SM