THE TWEET HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

Unless you’ve just come out from under a rock, you’ve probably seen a story—no, ten stories!—about Pope Benedict’s tweet.On June 29, the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, the Pope pushed the button on his iPad and—voila!—launched the much anticipated new Vatican website, news.va.I was among the Catholic bloggers who, at the invitation of the Vatican, attended the May 2 Vatican Blogfest where we were treated to a preview of the multimedia site, then still under development. … [Read more...]

CHRISTIANITY À LA CARTE: Please, Father, Give It To Me Straight!

If you’re like most Catholics in the pew, you have rarely (if ever) heard a priest preach on one of these thorny issues:Contraception Racism Premarital Sex Divorce Mandatory attendance at Sunday Mass It’s fairly easy to command, as Christ did, that we “Love one another.”  It’s easy, too, for us to smile and pat ourselves on the back, thinking about all the *LUV* that we dish out each day.  Ah, yes, we must be on the right track!But when it comes to plain old S-I-N….  Well, a lot of us … [Read more...]


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