A Letter (to Me) for #NDMom Celebration


One of the best gifts my parents gave me was my education, and particularly the opportunity to study at the University of Notre Dame. Those years prepared me for so many things, including my vocation as a wife and mother. This week, I’m honored to share a letter that I was invited to write as [Read More...]

#TheLensCTV: A New Way of Doing Catholic Television


Set your alarms! Tonight at 9 pm ET, CatholicTV treats us to “The Lens”. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch Episode 1 which aired a few weeks ago, this new show may have slipped past you. Here’s an overview: In this interactive, social engaging series, Matt Weber looks at what’s trending through a faith-based [Read More...]

Let’s Skip the Pizza Tonight and Provide Emergency Shelter in Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and India on April 25, 2015. CRS, Caritas and its local partners are responding with much needed relief in the affected areas. Photo by Jake Lyell for Catholic Relief Services, used with permission

For the last week, we’ve been watching heartbreaking images coming out of Nepal. Immediately after the quake hit, I thought of my friends at CRS, certain that they were already mobilizing immediate relief into the area. I was right, and on their Newswire website they have been giving frequent updates like this one, posted yesterday: [Read More...]

Baltimore Area Parish Shares Musical Call to Prayer for City

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I had a great chance last night to speak for a few moments with Father Michael White, the awesome pastor of Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland. Father White is well known around the country as the author of Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter. He tweeted earlier this week about [Read More...]

Top Catholic Tweets for 05/01/15

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As I work on this weeks Top Catholic Tweets, I’ve got CNN on in the background and am watching coverage of the situation in Baltimore. This week, we have seen that city–and others around the country–erupt with emotion. Today’s announcement that six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray will surely [Read More...]

“Catholic Moments” with Paulina Cerrilla and Anthony Sands


I’m happy to share the recording of this week’s episode of the all new “Catholic Moments”, which is now airing as a bi-weekly radio program on Radio Maria USA. In this episode, we were honored to feature the work of Paulina Cerrilla and Anthony Sands, the creative forces behind the wonderful short film Family Dinner. [Read More...]

@PCCS_VA: Share Your World Communications Day Resources with the Vatican

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From the Pontifical Council for Social Communications comes an offer for all of us to participate in the May 17 World Communications Day in a special way: Vatican City (PCCS) - Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the2015 World Communications Day to be [Read More...]

Facebook Safety Check Aids with #NepalEarthquake Info Flow

Screen capture of Facebook Safety Check system announcement for Nepal Earthquake

I was happy to see this weekend that Mark Zuckerberg posted about the activation of Facebook’s “Safety Check” feature following the earthquake in Nepal: This morning we activated Safety Check for people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. It’s a simple way to let family… Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday, April 25, 2015 In [Read More...]

Prayers for #NepalEarthquake


As news comes out this morning about the 7.9 earthquake in Nepal today, I ask you to join me in praying for the families impacted by this tragedy and for the aid workers who are rushing to provide relief. Catholic Relief Services has provided this prayer: Loving God, We pray for all those affected by [Read More...]

Top Catholic Tweets for 04/24/15

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  I’m grateful to my friend John Clem, O.F.S. for this week’s Top Catholic Tweets: Today, I have a feeling similar to waking up from a long, long nap. As I type this, I’m sitting in a high rise in Chicago. Yesterday at this time, I was riding on a Greyhound bus through rural Mississippi, [Read More...]