In a small corner of the cyber space galaxy, on cyber ship America Online, under keyword "Catholic," lies the Catholic Chat Room. Clicking my mouse to the station, I find myself in a cyber room populated by anywhere from twenty to forty minds. I ask myself: Is this room a triumph of Cartesianism? My first impression is that it is tailor-made for disembodied minds to deliver clear and distinct theological bonbons. But it does not take...

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About the Author

Paul Ferris lives in Annapolis, Maryland, and volunteers for the Guatemala Human Rights Commission in Washington, D.C.