SNL’s “Christmas Mass Spectacular”–Yes, I LOLed!

Ok, lucky for me there is a penance service at Church tonight. Because I probably broke numerous commandments by laughing so very hard at this Saturday Night Live skit, shared with me by a fellow parishioner: How many of these jokes hold true at your parish? For the record, my Pastor is definitely NOT “Pastor [Read More...]

Father Valencia’s “Frozen” Confession Cover: “Let It Go”

Found via Facebook! Take a few minutes and watch this precious priest encourage us to find God’s forgiveness in the Confessional! This was created in June but I just found it. And just in time for Advent penance services! Click on the video below to watch via Facebook. Post by Ariel A. Valencia. Video Link [Read More...]

Thou Shalt Not Cyberbully

Cyberbully

On this morning’s episode of The Son Rise Morning Show, host Matt Swaim and I looked at the topic of cyberbullying. The conversation was prompted by a Vatican press conference this week on the topic: Entitled “Stop threats on the internet,” the conference was organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the [Read More...]

Archdiocese of New York is “Connecting the Church”

Via my good friend Matthew Warner, the genius behind Flocknote, comes exciting news about a communications whirlwind happening in the Archdiocese of New York. As the press release below shares, the Archdiocese will be implementing both Flocknote flocknote.com) and  eCatholic (eCatholic.com) in all of their parishes. Matt shared with me: “Now, when any parishioner joins any ministry [Read More...]

Being “A Church that Must Go Out” in the Digital Age

In the busyness of the past few days, I almost missed an incredible piece by Bishop Ricken. Along with being one of my favorite bishops to follow on Twitter, Bishop Ricken is the spiritual shepherd of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. This portion of his remarks truly [Read More...]

Bishop Wester: “Protect the Internet…”

Today at the USCCB blog, it’s awesome to see an editorial by Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City arguing against the FCC’s proposed “two tier” system for the Internet: The Federal Communication Commission’s recent interest in creating a “two-tiered” Internet will impair for many Americans this basic need – fast, reliable access to [Read More...]

Following the @USCCB #PeacePilgrimage Online

As a Catholic geek, I love the fact that when our Bishops do something as important as take a “Peace Pilgrimage” in the Holy Land, they go out of their way to share it with the faithful using the latest tools of technology. An overview of the trip is provided by the USCCB: This week, [Read More...]

Watching Our Actions and Words in the Digital Age

Threats

In the past few days, I have been peripherally involved with three situations involving potential bad behavior. All three situations occurred in digital arenas. None of the three overtly said, “I am going to ____”, but each of them were phrases that indicated physical or emotional harm. And these weren’t kids cyberbullying. They were grown [Read More...]


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