Jim Colligan

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Gay Catholics' message to Pope Francis ahead of US visit

"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"<p>With those words in 2014, Pope Francis seemed, to some observers at least, to signal a shift in attitudes within the Catholic Church towards same-sex relationships.<p>Many LGBT Catholics remain unconvinced about how …

An Intimate Look at the Two Fascinating Visionaries Touted by Pope Francis -- Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

When Pope Francis, in his historic speech to Congress, spotlighted Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, I let out a shout -- and no wonder. Just minutes before, I had finished the pitch to a literary agent for my book project -- 10 years in the making -- called <i>Bearing Witness: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton,</i> …

Assertive Japan poised to abandon 70 years of pacifism

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, published at 2:15 p.m. ET Friday]</b><p>Japan's upper chamber of parliament early Saturday gave final approval to a set of controversial bills allowing the country's military to engage in overseas combat assignments -- under certain circumstances -- for the first time …

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Smart sensors light up connections to environment | Reuters.com

Finnish researchers develop 'smart' sensors connected to the environment to send information directly to a smartphone. The developers say the sensors can be used for guided lighting, burglar alarms and even a baby monitor. Sharon Reich reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Finnish tech company …

Snapchat Leaks: Snapsaved.com Now Claims It Was Hacked

After thousands of Snapchat photos were leaked last Friday, with much confusion as to the origin of the hacks, some clarity has emerged as to what actually happened.<p>As we noted in our original post, Snapchat’s servers themselves were not hacked. Instead, the company was quick to point out users …

NSA’s backdoor catalog exposed: Targets include Juniper, Cisco, Samsung, Huawei

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>An internal NSA catalog offers spies backdoors into a wide range of equipment from major …