The Pros and Cons of Giving Up Your Smartphone for Lent

Archbishop Leonard Blair recently challenged his flock to give up their smartphones on Fridays during Lent. Does the thought of that fill you with dread? Would you rather give up food than your smartphone? You’re not alone.

But as distracting as smartphones and social media can be, they can also be a force for good. Tommy Tighe, the Catholic Hipster, stops by Morning Air® to discuss the pros and cons of giving up smartphones and social media for Lent.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.