Video: Pope Washes, Kisses Feet of 12 Young Ones, Including Two Girls

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You’ve been hearing about it today — the fact that Pope Francis would conduct Holy Thursday Mass at the juvenile penitentiary of Casal del Marmo, a facility for incarcerated youth. Here is video footage of the moment. I for simply can’t watch this without becoming emotional. While you watch this, consider these words spoken on [Read More...]

Always Step Outside Yourself!

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  If you were paying attention today, you heard your Holy Father inviting you to fall in love not only with Holy Week, but more deeply with the world around you. This Rome Reports video captures a bit of the excitement felt at today’s first Wednesday Audience with Pope Francis: It seems like our new [Read More...]

New Media, New Evangelization – Spreading the Faith in a Digital Age: Unpacking #MACongress

Brandon Vogt

Today I continue sharing my reflections on the recent Mid-Atlantic Congress in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Find all of my #MACongress posts online here. The afternoon of Friday, March 8th found me splitting my time between two sessions by two of my favorite speakers — both of whom I’m blessed to called “friend”. Tomorrow, I will share about Jeff [Read More...]

Help a Mom Who’s Chosen Life Today

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Friends, we only have four days remaining in the effort my site CatholicMom.com has undertaken to help pregnant moms who have chosen life and are being served through crisis pregnancy centers. Here’s the blueprint: CatholicMom.com and Ave Maria Press are partnering on this Lenten project to provide spiritual support to expectant mothers. We hope to [Read More...]

Why Pope Francis’ Living Arrangements Matter – To Me

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From Zenit via Fr. Lombardi, Holy See Press Office Director, this morning came the news of Pope Francis’ latest surprise – he will, for the time being, remain domiciled in Domus Sanctae Martae where he has been living since becoming our Pontiff. Here’s an eye-catching video from Catholic News Service that gives us an inside peek [Read More...]

Making Church Matter: Unpacking #MACongress

Rev. Michael White and Thomas Corcoran

Today I continue sharing my reflections on the recent Mid-Atlantic Congress in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Find all of my #MACongress posts online here. Friday, March 8th and Session Three of the Mid-Atlantic Congress found me sitting on the floor in the back of a standing-room-only crowd for the session “Making Church Matter” by Rev. Michael White and Thomas Corcoran. Here [Read More...]

Speaking of God in a Disenchanted World: Unpacking #MACongress

Hosffman Ospino, PhD

This week, I am sharing my reflections on the recent Mid-Atlantic Congress in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Find all of my #MACongress posts online here. Session two of the first day of Mid-Atlantic Congress found me attending “Speaking of God in a Disenchanted World: Religious Education and Secularism” with Hosffman Ospino, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Education [Read More...]

Team Sisters of Mary Take on The American Bible Challenge Tonight

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You’ve probably heard the good news about the amazing television program The American Bible Challenge, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy on Game Show Network. When the show debuts tonight for its second season, Catholics around the country will be rooting for a special trio, Team Sisters of Mary from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother [Read More...]

#PopeMoving: Pontifical Mission Societies Offer a Practical Giving Opportunity

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The world watched and celebrated this week as Pope Francis was installed as our new Holy Father. To mark this momentous occasion and to help the faithful commemorate Pope Francis’ Pontificate, the Pontifical Mission Societies have launched the “Pope Moving” campaign: Our Holy Father has indicated that he wants us to celebrate his inauguration as [Read More...]


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