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 M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.


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