#TweetingBishops #FundingFriday #MeatlessFriday & Other Friday Trends


It’s 6:51 am in Fresno, California, dawn barely cresting and I’ve already had what feels like a full day of productive social networking. To bring you up to date on a few trending items: #TweetingBishops – They seemed to really pick up the pace this week in Baltimore, adding several new actively tweeting spiritual shepherds [Read More...]

Real Housewives of Catholic Media – Who Would You Watch?

Real Housewives

Thanks for enduring a few days of “radio silence” here on the blog folks. Hopefully it prepared you for the onslaught of sharing that’s about to happen over the next few days. I always have the best of intentions for blogging when I’m on the road, so in some “alternate reality” I imagined myself working [Read More...]

#USCCB12 – USCCB General Assembly from a Blogger’s Perspective

Catholic Bloggers with Bishop Oscar CantĂș

Friends, sorry for the “radio silence” here for the past few days. I am in Baltimore attending the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. During the daytime, I’m focusing my efforts on “live tweeting” the events, so here are some hashtags and twitter links if you’d like to follow along: [Read More...]

Catholic Twitter’s Bieber — The Photo Journalism Edition

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan

A few day’s ago, I asked the lighthearted question, “Who’s Catholic Twitter’s Justin Bieber?” I actually meant the question seriously, and you actually treated it seriously by offering great suggestions of our own realm of social media influencers who have the capacity to “get stuff done” with 140 characters or less in a well timed [Read More...]

Who’s Catholic Twitter’s Justin Bieber?


This article headline over at Mashable today caught my eye: New Jersey Governor Tweets at Justin Bieber for Help With Sandy Relief The article goes on to detail New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s recent Twitter efforts to raise needed support for those suffering the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy’s rage. I credit the Governor (or whatever [Read More...]

#FundingFriday — How Your Five Bucks Can Change Our World


Call me an idealist. But I believe that together, we have the opportunity to make our world a better place. I’m tired of hearing complaints about politicians and taxes and bureaucracy. I’m also tired of my own laziness — of the moments when I read something inspirational online, tear up a bit, resolve to “do [Read More...]

Filling the Void… with Small Electronics…


If we’re going to be friends here on my new Patheos blog, I’ll have to share here early on that I’m a geek. I’m also a Mac. So just be forewarned that when Apple makes their semi-regular product announcements, you can expect me to likely blog a line or two about them. Typically, my modus [Read More...]

I Will Not Friend You on Facebook If…

fb friends no

Sorry friends, I hope you’ll pardon a little Monday morning rant (yes, it’s still morning out here for another seven minutes)… Monday is sort of a “catch up” day for me. One of my weekly to-do items is to review the Facebook friend requests I’ve received for the past several days. I find I enjoy [Read More...]

Are We Too Busy to Be Catechized?


In my head, I keep going back to a small portion of the blog post from Bishop Kicanis that I shared with you yesterday: A challenge for the synod fathers is to understand how we might better catechize the people, deepen their knowledge of the faith and their understanding of what it means to be [Read More...]

Greg Willits & Catholics Next Door Begin a New Adventure

The New Evangelization and You

Those sighs you hear resonating across the country from devoted listeners of Sirius XM’s The Catholic Channel are a reaction to today’s big news that tomorrow will be the last episode of the channel’s popular show The Catholics Next Door. Listeners will be tuning in one last time tomorrow to hear co-hosts Greg and Jennifer [Read More...]