Giving Up Technology For Lent

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We're now more than two weeks into Lent. For many abiding Roman Catholics, that means nearly another month without chocolate or cigarettes — or text messaging.

Some parishioners have given up a few features of modern technology, to fulfill the vow of abstinence during Lent.

Host Scott Simon talks to Father James Martin, associate editor of the Catholic weekly magazine, America, about the choice to give up tweets instead of sweets for Lent.

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