Vatican to Digitize Documents

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A hat tip to my friend Brad West for pointing me to this Mashable story from April 20th that anticipates the digitization of the Vatican library archives: Digitizing the Vatican’s 40 million pages of library archives will take 50 experts, five scanners and many, many years before the process comes to a close. The Vatican [Read More...]

#BloodMoon2014: Some of God’s Majesty Best When Simply Enjoyed

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I tried with all my might to capture it. In the end, it eluded me. But in doing so, I believe it will more fully stay with me. What am I talking about? Last night’s “Blood Moon”. Los Angeles (CNN) – Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the “blood moon” crossing the Earth’s shadow Tuesday in [Read More...]

Google Glass & the New Evangelization – Potential Applications for Catholics

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There it was in my inbox this morning: another invitation to plop down $1,500 to be an “explorer” in the Google Glass Explorer Program. If you’re a regular reader here, you know how this taunts me. I’m a huge geek, so the idea of wearing Glass is thrilling. But I’m also a realist who understands [Read More...]

#Bordermass – USCCB and Bishops Take Immigration Reform to Social Media

"Bishops had to maneuver under barbed wire fence to walk in the desert where so many have died." from the USCCB Facebook page.

Did you hear about today’s “Border Mass” when you were at your parish this weekend? Just curious. I’m guessing that many didn’t, which is why I think it’s terrific that the USCCB team is working overtime to employ social media to share this experience with the faithful around the world. In short, here’s an overview [Read More...]

Personalities: What’s Yours and Does It Matter for Catholics?

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A good friend — who shall go nameless unless he/she outs him/herself in the combox — invited me to take a personality test last week. Since I was on vacation and my guys were still sleeping, I avoided the “I’m too busy” temptation and took the simple fifteen minute test. The results were interesting, and [Read More...]

Word on Fire, Fr. Barron Hiring Temporary Tagger

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If you’re seeking a great short term, full time position, check out this job opportunity from Fr. Barron’s Word on Fire team: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, founded and led by Father Robert Barron, is searching for candidates to tag his digital content with biblical, Catechism, and topical category tags. This includes roughly 1,155 articles, [Read More...]

Unpacking #RECongress Part Four: Dr. Carolyn Woo

Sarah Reinhard and me with Dr. Carolyn Woo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Relief Services

In continuing to share the experience of attending this year’s Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress, today’s post will underscore that MY Congress this year was less a chance to learn from the wonderful workshops, and more a series of treasured moments with some of the greatest role models I could hope to meet in [Read More...]

Unpacking #RECongress Part Three: Fr. Robert Barron

Enjoying an evening with Father Robert Barron, Sarah Reinhard and friends from my home parish.

In continuing to share the experience of attending this year’s Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress, I have to share that one of the true highlights for me personally was the presence of Fr. Robert Barron and several members of the Word on Fire team. On Friday night, we had the great blessing of [Read More...]

Unpacking #ReCongress Part Two: Mark Hart

Sarah Reinhard & Mark Hart chill in the Speaker's Lounge while Lisa freaks out...

Yesterday, I shared a bit about the overall experience of getting to and being at Congress. With this post, I’ll begin sharing some of the special moments of the past few days and will invite you to “dig deeper” for more resources that will help you take in Congress. Our first talk was scheduled for [Read More...]

Unpacking #RECongress Part One: Getting There

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Welcome back to the blog after a few days of radio silence. I’ve finally unbuzzed, unblistered, and unhyped enough from my five day jaunt to Southern California to begin to share a bit of my experience at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress with you. I thought it would be fun this week to [Read More...]


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