Sweet Tweets for 8/15/14 — Assumption, Korea, RIP Robin & More

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as we watch Pope Francis’ historic visit to Korea and pray for the ongoing strife in the Holy Land and Iraq and Syria. Closer to home, many of us grieved this week with the death of Robin Williams. So many needs, such pain, so few answers. When we are tempted to despair, we do well to remember Pope Francis’ beseeching of our Blessed Mother, “Mary, Queen of Heaven, help us to transform the world according to God’s plan.”

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Pope Francis on Twitter: “Mary, Queen of Heaven, help us to transform the world according to God’s plan.”

As always, I’m grateful to John Clem, O.F.S. for compiling our Sweet Tweets:

Baroque_Rubens_Assumption-of-Virgin-3Sweet Tweets 08/15/2014:

  • Papal Tweet:  “Mary, Queen of Peace, help us to root out hatred and live in harmony.” (Pope Francis Aug. 14th)
  • Summer Reflections with Timothy Cardinal Dolan — The Feast of the Assumption vimeo.com/99733910
  • Jesus needed time to pray (Fr. Jim Martin, S.J.(CatholicTV) youtu.be/qn_FjWvA0-A
  • A look inside the Vatican’s Film Library: From Church history to Hollywood blockbusters (Rome Reports) ow.ly/A9pXm
  • CNS STORY: Catholic guesthouse an alternative to high-priced hotels in Big Apple (CNS) ow.ly/A9q4s ow.ly/i/6vtqT
  • August 2014: Updates from the Dominican Sisters in Iraq | Order of preachersow.ly/A9qtP
  • CRS providing humanitarian relief to displaced Iraqi families. | Catholic Relief Services | Emergencies ow.ly/A9AcJ
  • Prayer for peace composed by the leader of Iraq’s Catholics, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako ow.ly/i/6vxws
  • BBC News – Cuba to build its first church since the revolution of 1959 ow.ly/A9YWo
  • Pope Francis: Angelus appeal for peace in Iraq, Gaza (News.va) ow.ly/A9Z3e
  • ‘Eager to Love’: Author Q&A with Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M. | America Magazine ow.ly/Aa3HX
  • 7 Reasons Christians is the Most Persecuted in the World : IgnitumToday ow.ly/AakBy
  • Inspiring Parish Bulletins – Pt. 2: Connecting with the Web | Inspired Angela ow.ly/Acd99
  • Pope: Iraq crisis “offends God” & testimony from those suffering (CNS) youtu.be/4wSBD_HnphM?li…
  • Fr. Barron on the Persecution of Christians in the Middle East – (Word On Fire) ow.ly/AcMkk
  • Explaining the Vatican’s surprising pro-US line on Iraq – (John Allen – The Boston Globe) ow.ly/AcNLJ
  • Pontifical Council speaks out against terror in name of religion (Vatican Radio) ow.ly/Aet8v
  • Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Islamic State (CNS) ow.ly/AeJ5L
  • Muslim Leaders Join in Condemnation of ISIS (Rebecca Hamilton – Patheos) ow.ly/Aij8N
  • Knights of Columbus will match donations to aid persecuted Iraqis :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/AgrNk
  • Dramatic Footage of a Rescue on Sinjar Mountain in Iraq – (Aleteia/CNN) ow.ly/AgugB
  • Central American coffee rust contributes to region’s migration (CNS) ow.ly/Aik7c
  • Franciscans determined to keep Christianity in Holy Land :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/AhbNR
  • Why I Love My Invisible Friend | (Fr. Robert Barron – Strange Notions) ow.ly/Ahrui
  • Postcards from the Field – The Promise of Mobile Money | Catholic Relief Services ow.ly/AluBd
  • Video: Transforming Parish Communications – NEW Book with forward by Cardinal Sean O’Malley (Scot Landry) youtu.be/3Um5N803fcM
  • God’s Beauty in Bolivia and Chile timelapse (aprilgarden) vimeo.com/102787065
  • Sartain to LCWR assembly: I’m here ‘as a brother and a friend’ | National Catholic Reporter ow.ly/AhZze
  • How did People Tell Time in Jesus’ Day? (Archdiocese of Washington) ow.ly/AgrFG
  • Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Pledges to Build Peace, Understanding Between World’s Faith Communities (USCCB) ow.ly/AjYKw
  • Rome’s Chief Exorcist Reveals the Secrets of Hell – Aleteia ow.ly/AhWNl
  • NEW Part 2 added to Adult Faith Formation DVD Series -Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained (Augustine Institute) ow.ly/Ahjsj
  • Fr. Robert Barron’s Word On Fire – 9 Things to Know about St. Maximilian Kolbe ow.ly/AjWM3
  • Pikes Peak or Bust (Lisa Martinez – Catholic Tourist) ow.ly/AhU7B
  • 5 steps to becoming an intentional disciple (OSV) ow.ly/Ag0E8
  • Dorm Room College Care Package – (Busted Halo) ow.ly/AfKEM
  • Download your FREE Catholic audiobook! with 30-day trial of Audible (details in post) –BrandonVogt.com ow.ly/AjXGQ
  • EWTN to Have Studio in Televangelist’s Former Crystal Cathedral (and increase Spanish programming) – Aleteia ow.ly/Afdtv
  • The Beauty of Silence & The Tears of St. Lawrence | American Catholic Blog ow.ly/AeuEf ow.ly/i/6wUVE
  • Buy this book. See this movie -The Giver. Pray for these fellow Christians. – Catholic Philly ow.ly/AkqV2
  • Movie Trailer for The Giver w/Jeff Bridges & Merryl Streep | coming to theaters August 15th ow.ly/Ai9jr
  • Pope Francis Tells NBC News He’ll Pay Philadelphia a Visit – NBC News.com ow.ly/AkGY0
  • Evangelization Café – Trinity House Cafe in Leesburg, Virginia – Aleteia ow.ly/Acn1k
  • Tech Tip:  Must Have Mobile Apps for Designers – (Maddie Stigler -illuvint) ow.ly/Acf0u
  • Of Immaculée Ilibgiza and Forgiving Seventy Seven Times (Lisa Hendey – Patheos) ow.ly/AluUN
  • Terra Patris – A New Pilgrimage Site in Virginia | Call To Holiness ow.ly/AbIyN
  • God’s Eye View for the Public: First High-Res Public Imaging Satellite Set to Launch in August (PetaPixel) ow.ly/AaNsl
  • Music from God’s Creation: Cloud Piano, A Robotic Installation That Plays a Piano Based on the Movement of Clouds ow.ly/AaNjy
  • Actor Gary Sinise: Catholic Convert and Suprise Speaker at K of C’s Annual Convention – Aleteia ow.ly/AmyaH
  • Father Designed Unigue Tombstone for Son (GodVine) ow.ly/AmyN5

Pope Francis’ Trip to Korea August 13-18

  • Papal Tweet:  As I begin my trip, I ask you to join me in praying for Korea and for all of Asia. (Pope Francis Aug. 13th)
  • South Korea prepares for pope’s arrival (CNS) ow.ly/Aiiv7
  • Infographic: Pope Francis’ visit to South Korea (CNA) ow.ly/i/6xGiC
  • Video: In Korea, pope pleads for peace (CNS) youtu.be/9f1WHIhC6mk
  • Special News Page for Pope Francis’ visit in South Korea :: Catholic News Agency ow.ly/AjW45
  • In South Korea, pope calls for peace, democracy and social justice (CNS) ow.ly/AjSeu
  • In Korea, Pope Francis to visit cemetery for aborted babies :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/AaNLy
  • Special Website for Papal Trip To Korea 2014 – EWTN http://ow.ly/Ami47
  • Pope Francis reaches out to Koreans scarred by ferry disaster – (John Allen – The Boston Globe) ow.ly/Amgff
  • Pope Francis prays at the shrine where the first Korean priest was born (Rome Reports) ow.ly/AminC
  • Pope Francis: ‘There is only one Korea’ :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) ow.ly/AmzKn


St. Philip Neri is known as “The Humourous Saint” and was quoted as saying, “Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits.”  Robin Williams was a modern “saint” of our times who offered us joy and humor, and also provided many acts of mercy helping the weak, sick, and poor in society — he will be greatly missed.

Sweet Tweets about Robin Williams:

  • RT @jamesmartin S.J. “Robin Williams RIP. Victims of suicide are, I believe, in their terrible pain, pitied, loved & forgiven by a merciful God.”
  • Robin Williams’s Life of Comedy Ends in Tragedy | uCatholic ow.ly/AfXum
  • The Kairos of Robin Williams – Aleteia ow.ly/Ag2o9
  • Robin Williams and Koko – Inspirational Video (God Vine) ow.ly/AfYeC
  • Robin Williams Made the Whole World Laugh – Busted Halo ow.ly/AhZVW
  • 15 Lessons From Robin Williams Films to Make You a Better Human (Mashable) ow.ly/Agso9
  • Prayers for Robin Williams & those w/ Bipolar Disorder (St. Dymphna -patron of mental illness) | World of Psychology ow.ly/AeyDw
  • Saints who suffered from depression (Deacon Greg Kandra – Patheos) ow.ly/AfIlP

John Clem, O.F.S.

John Clem, O.F.S 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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