Sweet Tweets for 5/02/14 — Saints and the Spirit

Official portrait of Pope Francis by artist Jaiwei Shen

What a week this had been! It’s hard to imagine that less than a week ago, a crush of the faithful were packed into St. Peter’s Square to witness the canonization of our two newest saints! For those of us who were unable to be there in person, technology gave us a unique window into the worship, the pageantry, and yes, even some of the craziness. I loved following my friends who were in Rome on Twitter, watching Fr. Roderick’s awesome videos, and seeing my Facebook feed come to life with impressions and celebrations. Now we continue to move forward with the “marching orders” given us by Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII, praying through their intercession for the strength to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth.

  • Papal Tweet: “I ask everyone with political responsibility to remember two things: human dignity and the common good.” (Pope Francis May 1st)
  • RT @FatherReed “Pope’s universal prayer intention for May is: “That the media may be instruments in the service of truth & peace” @Pontifex
  • A saint for Down Syndrome | New York Postow.ly/waUHL
  • Fox Developing ‘Nazareth’ Series About Jesus’ Lost Years (age 13-30) (Deadline Hollywood) ow.ly/wb7jS
  • Showing a story about homelessness in America — Homeless GoPro - ow.ly/wbqpp
  • Vatican pendulum swings from theater to substance – John Allen – The Boston Globeow.ly/wi5du
  • Tech Tip: Skype Makes Group Video Calling Free for All Users (supporting up to 10 users at one time) ow.ly/wileg
  • Podcast: – “Stages” in the Spiritual LIfe – St. Catherine of Siena with Fr. Thomas McDermott O.P. « Discerning Heartsow.ly/wiEbw
  • Video: Argentine soccer team emulates pope (CNS) youtu.be/vSsSOzzJo8Y
  • NEW Website: MaryMediatrix.com - bringing the Immaculate to the World (Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate) ow.ly/wiF0G
  • Top 300 Christian Blogs – Church Blogs |churchrelevance.com ow.ly/wj0cb
  • Service to poor will be focus of 2014 Fortnight for Freedom :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)ow.ly/wj57d
  • Spiritual Weapons: Fasting | The Catholic Gentleman ow.ly/wj9fK
  • Video/New Book: Something Other Than God: Interview with author Jennifer Fulwiler (BrandonVogt.comyoutu.be/DRfyKolhnOw
  • New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan reveals his communication strategy (Rome Reports) youtu.be/XIsrYTC-ag8
  • Will a Catholic Way of Being Green be the Focus of a New Papal Encyclical Letter? (Catholic Online) ow.ly/wkjvL
  • The Vatican launches redesigned website for The Holy See ow.ly/wkRA1
  • Conjuring the ’90′s: 7 Thoughts on the Vatican’s “New” Website | Blog of the Courtier ow.ly/wl6lZ
  • A List of the Most Awesome Sites for Theology Nerds (Billy Kangas – Patheos)ow.ly/wkZ79
  • Helen Alvaré looks into ways to address family issues (Rome Reports) ow.ly/wl0oJ
  • Jaiwei Shen’s divine mission: official portrait of Pope Francis | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader ow.ly/wl5a6
  • Jesuits launch new vocations website: Is God Calling You to Join Us? ow.ly/wl7Ff
  • Documentary on homosexuality and the Catholic Church — Finding Authentic Love & Chastity (Blackstone Films) vimeo.com/93079367
  • The Third Way: Homosexuality & the Catholic Church – Interview w/filmaker of new documentary BrandonVogt.com ow.ly/wn2xQ
  • Argentine nun heads to Syria after Pope’s call to peripheries :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/wlrJj
  • Moms’ Night Out Premiere: A Celebration of Family on the Red Carpet | CatholicMom.com ow.ly/wls7O
  • Franciscan Media Online Events — with Fr. Roderick Vonhogen May 15th at 3pm EST ow.ly/wlKRj
  • Sister Helena Is On A Media Mission – NBCNews.com ow.ly/wmfHA
  • News: Scott Hahn joining Mundelein Seminary in Illinois | ow.ly/wmQww
  • Pope Francis: Labour Day appeal to politicians to remember human dignity and the common good (Vatican Radio) ow.ly/wmZPo
  • Catholic Cuisine: Recipes for May ~ Month Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary ow.ly/wndGU

Image credit: https://twitter.com/acatholicgirl

Saintly Tweets:  St. John XXIII & St. John Paul II

  • Canonizations of John XXIII & John Paul II from Washington, D.C. | Call To Holiness ow.ly/whRjd
  • John Paul II — We Love You – Huge Mosaic picuture of CatholicVote fans making a portrait of new saint ow.ly/wbpjw
  • Vatican issues official prayers to Saints John XXIII & John Paul II | CNS Blog ow.ly/wbr0G
  • Video: Pope John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists” read by students of John Paul the Great Catholic University youtu.be/sXLM3bql52Q
  • Video: What Would Fr. Leo Patalinghug Cook for John XXIII and John Paul II?youtu.be/a17U_ATJ-Uc
  • Fab Four Popes on Abbey Road (XT3) ow.ly/i/5nbyN
  • Pope Francis’ Homily at Canonization of John XXIII and JP II | Salt + Light Blog ow.ly/wcMhd
  • Behind the Scenes with Fr. Roderick Vonhogen — The Canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II (18 videos)- YouTube ow.ly/wgjlc
  • Fr. Robert Barron’s 5 Behind the Scenes videos – Word From Rome ow.ly/wnejX
  • Canonization Crowd Reactions from Rome – including Newt Gingrich & Cardinal Sean O’Malley (CatholicTV) youtu.be/0emMgVFGgRQ
  • Music: Fr. Stan Fortuna CFR : I’m Loving You | Song for Saint John Paul II ow.ly/wmePf
  • Video: Talk on JPII Apostolic Letter Dies Domini by Msgr Charles Pope – starts @ 11:30 Institute of Catholic Culture ow.ly/wgeAw
  • Satire: Popechella (The Colbert Report) ow.ly/wj9Zd

For last week’s Sweet Tweets, visit Catholic Web Services.

John Clem

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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