Father James Martin, SJ Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]

Dr. Carolyn Woo Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]

Georgetown’s Berkley Center Highlights Role of Women in Church

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I was honored this week to have an article published by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.  The piece, entitled “The Blogosphere as Mission Field: Catholic Women on the Web Transform What Women’s Leadership Means” ran Monday in the Berkley Forum. To give you a flavor of my comments, here is [Read More...]

Christopher West Answers “What Is Lent?”

Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan Answers “What Is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, [Read More...]

Of Bryce: Personalizing the Headlines–Top Catholic Tweets for the Week of 2/21/15

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On Thursday night, I had a brief interaction, lasting approximately three hours, that will substantially change the way I read news headlines in the future. I was flying home from Atlanta (from a very cool project that I’ll be sharing here soon). Seated next to me (in the unfortunate “middle seat” position) was a very [Read More...]

Yes to Lent: “Your Yes for 2015″ February Check In

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Welcome to the February check-in for our “Your Yes for 2015″ Adventure. If you’re joining us today for the first time, find the index of all of the days here. Yes, I know, today is February 17th. That means I’m officially two days late for our promised check-in and reminder to prayerfully assess “Your Yes [Read More...]

Come “Hangout” with Us Today to Chat #Lent and Rice Bowl!

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Today’s the day! Be sure to join us at noon ET/9:00 am Pacific at the Google Hangout page to participate. I can’t wait to chat with my friends about our preparations for Lent and how CRS Rice Bowl will be a big part of my family’s Lenten almsgiving this year. Celebrating it’s 40th year, Catholic [Read More...]

@CatholicHawaii: Love and Lent–Top Catholic Tweets for the Week of 02/13/15

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If you’re watching me on social media, you probably already know that I’m in Waikiki this week. As I type this, I’m watching three whales breaching while countless surfers bob nearby on longboards. My “office” this week overlooks the beautiful ocean. I’m getting in a few hours of “work” each day while my husband Greg [Read More...]

3 Gifts Your Catholic Valentine Would Prefer More Than Roses

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I’ll admit that I’m not a huge fan of what “Valentine’s Day” has become in recent years. Those of us blessed to be in marriages would probably agree that the need to make a big deal out of the love we should be expressing every day feels forced and challenging. But a good thing about [Read More...]


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