Sunday, May 25, 2008
Much is being said about this 2008 election on the many of the polical websites. Whether the candidates are running for a chance to win the Republican, the Democratic or an Independents nomination for the presidency, the websites are filled with timely reports of what is happening with the candidates, their opinions, and the results after each primary race.We have read them. We have watched and and now we can hear what Catholics are saying.
Below is what I believe to be a truly beautiful attempt by the unknown artist to express the purity and spirituality of Jesus in this portrait. In doing so the artist revealed the purity of his/her own soul. Although this portrait entitled, "Jesus Christ", is on a poster card, it reflects the true spirit of Christian belief.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friar Jack's E-spirations: Catechism Quiz: The Mosaic of Our Lives
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
McCollum Issues Consumer Advisory on Wireless Safety
Advisory follows warning from Federal Bureau of Investigation about
wireless internet safety
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a
consumer advisory cautioning Florida consumers about potential risks
associated with unsecured wireless internet connections. The advisory,
originally issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), warns
consumers about hackers, viruses and other potential issues caused by
using unsecured wireless connections to the internet.
"As technology evolves so do the methods of hackers and other
individuals who can steal your personal information or disable your
computer," said Attorney General McCollum. "Florida’s computer users
should be careful not to trade convenience of access for compromised
According to the FBI, there are 68,000 Wi-Fi "hot spots" in the U.S.,
most commonly located at airports, coffee shops, hotels, bookstores,
schools, and other heavily trafficked locations. Wi-Fi is the common
name for high-frequency wireless technology; hot spots are locations
with networks which consumers can use to connect their computers to
the internet without a physical network connection.
While many of these hot spots have secure networks, some do not and
those unsecured networks can pose substantial risks to computer
users. Personal information, passwords, bank account numbers and
other sensitive information can be compromised over these unsecured
networks. Viruses and worms can also be transmitted much easier over
an unsecured network than through secured networks.
The FBI warns that a common method used by hackers is a bogus but
legitimate-looking Wi-Fi network with a strong signal strategically
set up in a known hot spot for consumers to use. The hacker then
waits for nearby laptops to connect and can mine the computer for
valuable data, record keystrokes, unload viruses or engage in other
Attorney General McCollum offered the following tips to consumers
to protect themselves from becoming vulnerable to attacks over an
- Consumers should make sure their laptop security is up to
date, with current versions of the operating system, web browser,
firewalls, and antivirus and anti-spyware software.
- Never conduct financial transactions or use applications
like e-mail and instant messaging on an unsecured network.
- Computer users should change the default setting on the
laptops so they have to manually select the Wi-Fi network to which
- Disable computers’ Wi-Fi capabilities when not in use.
More information is available at the FBI’s website,