Sweet Tweets for 5/19/14 — Anticipating the Holy Land

Yes, you read that right. It’s Monday and we usually do “Sweet Tweets” on Friday, but I was literally offline having a “mountaintop” experience for the past four days. I was fortunate to lead a women’s retreat at the amazing Whispering Winds Catholic Camp and Conference Center. I’ll share more on that later, but for now I’m thrilled to be praying for a few friends who are heading to Israel, including our own Elizabeth and Marge Fenelon, who will be sharing some of her insights at CatholicMom.com. Do I wish I were going? It goes unsaid…

That’s why I’m happy that John has included some anticipatory Sweet Tweets about Pope Francis’ historic trip to the Holy Land. Through the beauty of social media, we’ll all be able to go along for the ride!

  • Papal Tweet:  “Let us read the Gospel, a small section each day. This way we will learn what is most essential in our lives: love and mercy.” (Pope Francis May 13th)
  • Pope Paul VI to be beatified October 19, 2014 (Vatican Radio) ow.ly/wH5IS
  • New Catechism Program: CatechismClass.comow.ly/wHzju highlighted on Catholic Weekend Podcast -SQPN ow.ly/wHzqw
  • 3rd Anniversary of Call To Holiness + Brandon Vogt’s NEW Book | Call To Holiness ow.ly/wHC37
  • NEW Video Series from Fr. Robert Barron: Priest, Prophet, King (Word on Fire) sample – 22 min.youtu.be/q-kltT6WLB8
  • Gluten Intolerance and Holy Communion.  (Fr. Leo Patalinghug, Grace Before Meals) http://youtu.be/gUhKBSaqIwA
  • A modern pope gets old school on the Devil – The Washington Post ow.ly/wILGe
  • No, this picture isn’t scandalous (Deacon Greg Kandra, Patheos) ow.ly/wIMGf
  • Finding Jesus in the Poor — Christendon College (CNS) youtu.be/zxjqMGJ0IDo
  • Jesuits celebrate 200 years since its Order was restored (Rome Reports) youtu.be/OTr5al-ieXU
  • New Evangelizers in Action: Fr. Kyle Sanders | Greg Willits ow.ly/wKD5Z
  • Pope Francis asks Catholics to ‘bother your pastors’ (Rome Reports) ow.ly/wJNQo
  • Caring for Creation: Unbottle Water Campaign (The Center for a New American Dream) ow.ly/wLoJ3
  • Cardinal Sean O’Malley expresses disappointment @ Harvard’s decision to allow ‘black mass’ on campus The Boston Globe ow.ly/wL4DD
  • Cardinal, at Catholic prayer breakfast, calls for immigration reform (CNS) ow.ly/wOlF6
  • Exorcist Writer Gets Response From Holy See on Georgetown Petition | NCRegister.com ow.ly/wOPlF
  • New Video Series: Into the Heart of God: Jean Vanier explores The Gospel of John in the Holy Land (Franciscan Media) ow.ly/wOWPz
  • Pope Francis Would Baptize Martians. ow.ly/wPJxoNEW Book from Br. Guy Consomalgno ow.ly/wQ0NYow.ly/i/5z8gv
  • Prensa Latina News Agency – Canonization of Msgr Romero Advances, Says San Salvador Bishop ow.ly/wQ3bw
  • What Can Catholic/Orthodox Parents Do To Protect Our Children From Internet Pornography? (B. Vogt) Faith and Safety ow.ly/wQYOX
  • Theme for upcoming World Day of Families announced :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/wQZyC
  • Love is our mission: The family fully alive – (Archbishop Chaput) Catholic Philly ow.ly/wSMby
  • Chapel veils: A re-emerging tradition (CNS) youtu.be/Q9d4eLBAPFA
  • #BringBackOurGirls – Sisiter Rosemary Nyirumbe – The Colbert Report – Video Clip | Comedy Centralow.ly/wRvaA
  • Book Review: The Way of Humility by Jorge Bergoglio – Pope Francis | (Stuart Dunn)CatholicMom.com ow.ly/wSZ1a
  • If you want peace, end arms trade and help immigrants, pope says (CNS) ow.ly/wTEFh
  • The search for unity: a look at 1,000 year divide between Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic Churches (OSV) ow.ly/wU0HI
  • New Pope saints credited with fostering theology of women :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/wZ6Gf
  • Fortnight For Freedom June 21 to July 4 2014 | Freedom to Serve (USCCB) youtu.be/LozSJmjfBSY
  • The Amazing Rock-Cut Churches of Lalibela (Kathy Schiffer – Patheos) ow.ly/wZ6mH
  • Phat graphic to share from PhatMass.com ow.ly/i/5Bbza
  • Catholic Meme: If only detecting evil was this easy… (Light Saber Last Supper by The Catholic Leader)ow.ly/i/5AF1a
  • Photo for contemplation: Are you going up?ow.ly/i/5BHDY
  • Introduction: Who Is Jesus? {Jesus: A Pilgrimage} |CatholicMom.com ow.ly/x1xHr

Special Holy Land Sweet Tweets:

  • Pope Francis’ Holy Land visit: The Itinerary – Religion & Holy Land Israel News | Haaretz ow.ly/wYHtd
  • Official website of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land for visit of Pope Francis May 24-26, 2014 ow.ly/wZkaB
  • Pope Francis in the Holy Land | ATS pro Terra Sancta ow.ly/wZkGv
  • A Song for Pope Francis — official anthem for Holy Land Visit (Franciscan Media Center) ow.ly/wOh7e
  • A history of papal visits to the Holy Land – Pope Francis visits the Holy Land Israel News | Haaretzow.ly/wTZdx
  • Israel’s Ambassador to the Holy See: Pope Francis Brings a Message of Peace | Daily News |NCRegister.com ow.ly/wUfOC
  • While in Jordan, Pope Francis will visit disabled youths + schedule (Rome Reports) youtu.be/GT4igMQxBww
  • In Holy Land, Pope Francis will focus on unity, not ignore conflict (CNS) ow.ly/wVZ7W
  • What’s at stake when Pope Francis visits the Holy Land – John Allen – The Boston Globe ow.ly/wYHIH
  • USCCB Blog: Pope Francis and Jerusalem, Deepening the Friendship of Catholics and Jews (Cardinal Timothy Dolan) ow.ly/x0Jcr
  • Official website of Pope Francis’ Visit to Jordan ow.ly/x0MXq
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+.

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