Sweet Tweets for 10/4/13: The Francis Edition

Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/), we’ve got a full recap of all of this week’s most important action both online and around the world.

Before we jump into the tweets, here’s a lovely musical moment from Sarah McLachlan to celebrate St. Francis’ feast day:

  • Papal Tweet: “Do we truly pray? Without an abiding relationship with God, it is difficult to live an authentic and consistent Christian life.”  (Pope Francis Oct. 1st)
  • Bergoglio’s List – a new book about Pope Francis’ work in saving lives during military regime in Argentina (Patheos) http://ow.ly/pjb5e 
  • The Faces of Facebook puts 1.2 billion people’s profile photos on a single page! (coincidence? same # Catholics)(TNW) http://ow.ly/pjc2V 
  • Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael – The vision of Pope Leo XIII, the prater to St. Michael http://ow.ly/pjuql 
  • Catholic Cuisine: Recipes for October ~ Month Dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary http://ow.ly/pjLzT 
  • Music Video: This is One A Capella Hymn You HAVE to Listen to – You’ll Be Stunned. (GodVine) http://ow.ly/pkjZM 
  • Canonization date announced for Blessed Popes John Paul II & John XXIII Divine Mercy Sunday (Vatican Radio) http://ow.ly/pkZ4g 
  • Graphic to Share: April 27th John XXIII & JPII to be canonized (CV) http://ow.ly/i/3hOCX
  • USCCB Blog: John XXIII and JPII: Two Saintly Points on the Church’s Trajectory http://ow.ly/pl8wK 
  • CNS STORY: Pope chooses ‘encounter’ as theme for World Communications Day 2014 http://ow.ly/plqnN 
  • Help bring important film about hunger in America to your parish or community — A Place At The Table http://ow.ly/plDkE 
  • 13 Things About Your Yard That Say You’re Catholic | http://CatholicVote.org  http://ow.ly/pm7VR 
  • Video: Vatican Bank issues first public report in its 70 year history (Rome Reports) http://ow.ly/pnTHb 
  • Video: The Magis Center has produced a 4-part video series called “From Nothing to Cosmos” http://ow.ly/pnX4i 
  • Graphic: “Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe.” St. Therese of Lisieux (Ucatholic) http://ow.ly/i/3iCqt 
  • Video: Therese de Lisieux from “Who Cares About The Saints?” with Fr. James Martin, SJ http://youtu.be/4v2Zovy1i5Y 
  • The Legacies of Christian Britain at the CIC in Washington | Blog of the Courtier http://ow.ly/pod62 
  • Top 100 Facebook Pages for Catholics (compiled by Catholic Dating Sites) http://ow.ly/poM59 
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Advance the Common Good! (USCCB) http://ow.ly/poN4O 
  • WIN “My Sisters the Saints” by Colleen Carroll Campbell | http://CatholicMom.com  http://ow.ly/poR3H 
  • 7 Steps to Being Young & Catholic | Young and Catholic (Mary Pearson) http://ow.ly/pp8Xk 
  • NEW website: The INNdustry With Sister Rose – featuring movie reviews & interviews | INN http://ow.ly/ppa5S 
  • Cover Photo Finder: Spice up your Facebook Timeline — nice graphics! http://ow.ly/pquSR 
  • Video: Catholic Going Mobile – recorded webinar | Ave Maria Press http://ow.ly/pqwhS 
  • Video: Fr. Robert Barron’s Word On Fire – The Pope Francis Interview: A commentary by Fr. Barron http://ow.ly/pqyr5 
  • Tom Clancy, 66, was supporter of Catholic education [may he RIP] (Catholic Review) http://ow.ly/pqGdl  http://ow.ly/i/3jmge 
  • The Hope That Is Inherent in Near Death Experiences | Lorna Byrne (Huffington Post – Religion) http://ow.ly/pqNL1 
  • The Catholic Laboratory Podcast – Interview with Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmangno SJ http://ow.ly/pqZGz 
  • Pope Francis Instagram Account Poised To Take Over Social Media (Huff Post – Religion) http://ow.ly/pqYKq 
  • Tech Tip: 3 FREE Tools to Track Your Social Media Reach : Inboundineer http://ow.ly/prckT 
  • CNS STORY: Pope and advisory council discuss synod reform on first day http://ow.ly/prcKl 
  • MSM: NBC Nightly News: ‘Vatican 8’ to upend Catholic Church bureaucracy http://ow.ly/prHJR 
  • iPosture: Is Too Much Screen Time Prematurely Aging Our Kids? (Lisa Hendey – Patheos) http://ow.ly/psmQ8 
  • Pope Francis: Pacem in Terris a guide for a better, peaceful world (Vatican Radio) http://ow.ly/psmVX 
  • The Long Road to Including Special Needs Education in Catholic Schools – Aleteia http://ow.ly/psnrS 
  • Reform of the Curia will be “substantial” (Vatican Radio) http://ow.ly/pstCt 
  • Better English Translation – The Pope to Scalfari: This is how I will change the Church | In Caelo et in Terra http://ow.ly/psw6i 
  • Franciscans around the world celebrate the devotion of The Transitus after sundown Oct. 3 | Mount La Verna Fraternity http://ow.ly/ptekv 
  • Pope Francis Pastoral Visit & Mass in Assisi for Feast of St. Francis on EWTN LIVE Friday at 4:15am ET & 5:30pm htt
  • Pope Francis’ Pastoral Visit to Assisi this Friday on Feast of St. Francis – schedule of events (news.va) http://ow.ly/po5oC 
  • Video: Take the St. Francis Pledge — Saints & Seasons with Shannon (Catholic TV) http://youtu.be/aQ-dcNWTM9I 
  • Satire: Pope Francis doesn’t like anchovies – Jason Bach Cartoons http://ow.ly/pt7Hm 

John Clem, Catholic Web Services

John Clem is the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/). John is currently in formation to join the Secular Franciscan Order, and loves to share his talents in faith, technology, and journalism in service to the church.  John also writes a blog entitled Call To Holiness  (http://www.calltoholiness.us/). Follow John on Twitter at @Catholicwebs, on Facebook and at Google+.

About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at LisaHendey.com.


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