Grace and Technology: The USCCB’s Uber-Tweeter

There were many reporters tweeting from the scene of the U.S.Bishops’ Fall General Assembly:Bishop Alexander Sample (Marquette) offering updates from the floor; journalists from the Associated Press and the Catholic media, posting quick notes that would later expand into national press articles; staff at the USCCB Media Desk, tweeting clear and well-designed updates as the action items were settled through the day. I posted, too—sometimes struggling to keep up with the many questions raised … [Read more...]

St. Charles Borromeo, Patron of Learning and the Arts

In our house, getting the right sleep temperature is a challenge.  We have baseboard heating, and the master bedroom is warmer than the rest of the house.  Adjusting for comfortable sleep requires at least an associate’s degree:  If sleeping alone, slide under sheet, down comforter, and quilted spread.  If toasty-warm husband is in room, turn down quilted spread.  If company is in the house and door is closed, turn down quilted spread and down comforter, sleep under top sheet only, and turn on ce … [Read more...]

Bishop Libasci, Named to Manchester, Remembers the Baltimore Catechism

Yesterday was a big day for the 300,000 Catholics in New Hampshire.  Pope Benedict XVI named Most Rev. Peter Anthony Libasci as the tenth bishop of Manchester.A New York native, Libasci has served since 2007 as Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  Bishop Libasci is bi-ritual—that is, he is able to celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Ruthenian Rite as well as in the more familiar Latin Rite.Bishop Libasci’s coat of arms will bear his motto “Arise and Walk.”  The … [Read more...]