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By T.J. Burdick, Catholic Exchange, July 6, 2022

T.J. Burdick the author of several books and articles on the Catholic faith. He writes and speaks on how to grow in holiness amongst the distractions and difficulties of the current age. …

The word device comes from the Latin dividere which meant desire or intention. The phrase “leave someone to their own devices” is the only remaining that describes the original definition of the word.

In today’s vernacular if you say the word “device,” a whole new word – no, a whole new world comes to mind.

I’m speaking, of course, of the digital dimension which we encounter every time we take out our devices and power them on.

When we cross the threshold of our physical reality and into the digital reality of our screens, our souls experience a mystical awakening to the presence of evil. Ask anyone who has had a smartphone for more than a week and they’ll tell you that they’ve felt the darkness that comes with toting such powerful tech. With the simplest slide of a fingertip, we can make things happen. …

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