Sweet Tweets for 6/20/14 — Sharing Our “Treasure” on World Refugee Day

Refugee children from Iraq in Jordan

Today, we commemorate “World Refugee Day”. According to the website of the United Nations:

“Most of the world’s refugees – 86 per cent — live in the developing world, compared to 70 per cent 10 years ago. Most of these countries have kept their doors open to people in search of safety, and have shown a generosity that is often well beyond their means. I appeal to all Member States and our partners in civil society to do their utmost to support the nations and communities that have welcomed the forcibly displaced into their midst.” Ban Ki-moon

It feels very fitting that we should commemorate this day on the same day as our daily gospel from Matthew 6:19-23 teaches us to keep our “treasures” in their proper perspective:

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.
But store up treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

For those of us blessed with faith, with shelter and with love, the “treasures” God showers upon us are meant to be multiplied by sharing them with the world around us. We don’t need government programs or mandates to show us the way. We each have the calling to let our treasure become a gift to the world around us. “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be…”

Thank you to John Clem for this week’s Sweet Tweets!

  • Papal Tweet:  “May the Lord bless the family and strengthen it in this moment of crisis.”  (Pope Francis June 16th)
  • Sainthood only way to end row between Jews, Catholics over Pius XII – John Allen – The Boston Globe ow.ly/y1I2F
  • Library of Alexandria — NEVER Again! – Digital Preservation | Call To Holiness ow.ly/y2cHB
  • Angelus: Love is at the heart of the Trinity (News.va) ow.ly/y32uw
  • Pope Francis: Prayers for peace in Iraq (Vatican Radio) ow.ly/y3fQq
  • Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop Welby discuss ways of working for unity (News.va) ow.ly/y5awx
  • Mosul now emptied of Christians, says Archbishop (Vatican Radio) ow.ly/y5aYd
  • NEW Graphic Art Service for you parish: Parish Designer – Your Ministry Deserves Better Graphicsow.ly/y6amT
  • Beautiful video about Mass (Christopher Stefanick) youtu.be/1fvX_LTK7Bk
  • Video about Feast of Corpus Christi (Fr. James Gardiner – Monastery of the Holy Land in America) youtu.be/uqH1bicJkBQ
  • Bill Maher and not understanding either faith or the Bible – By Father Robert Barron (CNA) ow.ly/y6esz
  • World Refugee Day is Friday, June 20th – Welcoming the Stranger (USCCB) youtu.be/6XdWZRDIQhs
  • Video: Christ Has No Online Presence But Yours (Meredith Gould) youtu.be/Qx-fsRe_ZG0 ow.ly/i/5W0Vg
  • Pope Francis will attend UN conference on nutrition in November (Rome Reports) ow.ly/y7YV4
  • Pope’s warning to parents: Do you make time for your children? (Rome Reports) ow.ly/y86cK
  • Yet Again: Catholics, please stop stealing artwork and graphics! (Jeff Geerling) ow.ly/y8bli
  • Tech Tip: Helpful Tool for Choosing Colors — Kuler from Adobe | eCatholic blog ow.ly/y8gQZ
  • NEW: The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton by Daniel P. Horan, OFM (just in time to celebrate his 100th Birthday ow.ly/y8oes
  • Thomas Peters Recovery : A Most Happy Birthday (and an Early Birthday Present!) ow.ly/y8YPD
  • Archbishop Cordileone to Gay-Marriage Proponents: Let’s Be Friends – Aleteia ow.ly/y90cL
  • NEWS: Press Release: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen miracle approved ow.ly/y91FO
  • U.S. Bishops, Iran Religious Leaders Jointly Declare Opposition to Violations of Human Life & Dignity, Including WMD ow.ly/y9gjR
  • Christian faith critical for World Cup star Clint Dempsey :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/y9h1K
  • Tech Tip: 5 Amazing Tech Tools for Catholics –BrandonVogt.com ow.ly/y9nYu
  • Ten Ways To Grow in Prayer (Fr. Ed Broom – Catholic Exchange) ow.ly/y9q9A
  • People Who Should Read Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal – CNA Blog ow.ly/y9RTE
  • Video: Pope Francis writes young U.S. inmates (CNS) youtu.be/qIBFDYHXBRY
  • Pope’s programme released for Apostolic Journey to Korea – August 13-18 (Vatican Radio) ow.ly/yaWpL
  • Vatican Museums to install new system to protect Sistine Chapel (Vatican Radio) ow.ly/ybd0K
  • Pope begins new Catechesis on the role of the Church (Rome Reports) ow.ly/yaXcr
  • Mazzaglia: Brewing up prayer and ale – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA ow.ly/ybilI
  • Photo Tip: Adobe Overhauls Creative Cloud, Here are the Important Updates for Photographers (PetaPixel) ow.ly/ybNK4
  • The Galway Horror Part II | America Magazine ow.ly/ybQQ8
  • All about the Feast of Corpus Christi — good resource flyer (pdf) from Busted Halo ow.ly/ybWNE
  • Blessed James Alberione – Apostle of the Media: DVD to be released in July ow.ly/yc1WO
  • Keynote Address of Archbishop Kurtz @ CMC: Catholic Press and the New Evangelization | Archdiocese of Louisville ow.ly/ycMwn
  • New WordPress Website by Greg Willits – Speaker. Author. New Media Leader. (Dir Evangelization) Archdiocese of Denver ow.ly/ycN05
  • Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: Peter Kreeft: Twelve things to know about angels ow.ly/ycPoI
  • Religious freedom serves those in poverty, says Archbishop Lori :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/ydwGY
  • The places they’ll go: Nuns working on the margins |USCatholic.org ow.ly/ydWc4
  • Congressional Subcommittee Maintains Foreign Aid Funding for 2015 (CRS) ow.ly/ydXJ7
  • The Pope Believes in Evolution – (M. Anthony Mills Aleteia) ow.ly/yfdnp
  • March for traditional marriage in Washington DC June 19th (CNS) youtu.be/P-zFK9i3a2s
  • Eucharist the ‘bread of love’, Pope says on Corpus Christi :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/yfdIg
  • Cheer Along with Me: CNA Joins the EWTN Family | Sarah Reinhard | NCRegister.com ow.ly/yff2t
  • Fr. Pontifex ft. Yung PK – Heart of Gold (Spirit Juice Studios) youtu.be/9tOiQ0J-N3U
  • Peace Chats: Dr. Margie Sweeney, OFS Helping Hands Healing Ministries (Franciscan Videos) youtu.be/sqhKVOwVzxA
  • World Refugee Day 2014: How many refugees are there? International Rescue Committee (IRC) ow.ly/ygiOG
  • Singing priest discoverd on YouTube – Fr. Ray Kelly of Ireland (CNS) youtu.be/dgqWNS5vLZw
  • Dave Moore: ‘Be simply. Love God. Grow Beard’ (Rome Reports) ow.ly/ygh6d
  • Pope Francis Denounces The Legalization Of Recreational Drugs (Huff Post Religion) ow.ly/ygdAr
  • Finding God’s Dice | (Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph) Strange Notions ow.ly/yghRz
  • Quantum Physics and Bodily Resurrection | Matthew Allen Newland – Strange Notions ow.ly/ygn5M
  • U.N.: Number Of Displaced People Hits Mark Not Seen Since World War II : The Two-Way : NPR ow.ly/ygNRv
  • Blackfriars Media Creates Buzz for NaProTechnology at University of Virginia | Blackfriars Media ow.ly/ygSgV
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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