In this week’s roundup, we’ll see why Pope Benedict XVI considers priests as a gift for the church and for the world. If you are a Linux newbie you’ll surely find the next link useful as it shows you 5 things new users of the free operating system should know. Would you like to know what it means to call God “Father”? Then the third link is just right for you. This may raise a lot of eyebrows but the Vatican endorses the “Blues Brothers” film. Curious? Then click on the fourth link. The fifth link will show you that where you start your digital day says a lot about you.
The featured website this week is Kuya Mac’s Kuwaderno and the featured short film is Joaquin Baldwin’s “Sebastian’s Voodoo”.
- Priests are a Gift for the Church and for the World
“The Year for Priests came to an end on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which is traditionally the ‘day of priestly sanctification’, and this time it was especially so”, the Pope told the faithful gathered below his study window in St. Peter’s Square. Read more…
- 5 Things New Linux Converts Should Know
If you’ve recently converted to Linux from Windows, or if you’re just giving Linux a shot, there are a few things you need to know right off the bat about how Linux works and where the major differences are when compared to Windows. Read more…
- Why Call God “Father?”
A hundred years ago this month, Father’s Day was first observed in Spokane, Washington. This June not only the USA but 55 other countries around the world will honor the roles fathers play in the family and the community. This modern secular holiday invites us to ask a very important question — what does it mean to call God “Father?” Read more…
- Vatican Endorses “The Blues Brothers”
On the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, “L’Osservatore Romano,” the Vatican’s official newspaper, called the film a “Catholic classic” and said it should be recommended viewing for Catholics everywhere. Read more…
- What Do You Check First: Email or Facebook?
Where you start your digital day says a lot about you, according to a new study from ExactTarget, an email and social media marketing company. If you check email first, the company said, you tend to be more task-oriented and only interact with brands online when you need something, such as researching a deal, getting information about promotions or finding new product information. Read more…
Featured Website: Kuya Mac’s Kuwaderno
Kuya Mac’s Kuwaderno is the blog of Michael Vivas. Among other things, Michael is a youth leader, an artist, a musician, a prayer warrior, a web designer, a user interface engineer and a usability practitioner. His blog is both eye candy and inspirational.
Featured Short Film: Sebastian’s Voodoo
A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.
The director, Joaquin Baldwin, is an Annie Award nominee director and animator from Paraguay. Living in Los Angeles, he is now finishing his MFA in animation at UCLA. He has received over 50 international awards for his animated films Sebastian’s Voodoo and Papiroflexia, and also several grants including the Jack Kent Cooke full Graduate Scholarship in 2006.