Unpacking #ReCongress Part Two: Mark Hart

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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...]

RE Congress App Networks Los Angeles’ Event Participants

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If you’re planning to attend this week’s Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, be sure to check out the Congress “app”. In reality, the app is a mobile website, accessible from any device without download. Along with giving conference information, schedules, maps and more, it offers participants the opportunity to upload a profile to include social [Read More...]

Another Perspective on #Ashtag Selfies

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Love this very thoughtful video from Matt Kilmurry of the USCCB’s Department of Communications: [Read more...]

Lent 2014 Ponderings: #Ashtag and the New Evangelization

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If you’re hanging out on Twitter today, or Instagram or Facebook for that matter, you’ll see plenty of “selfie” New Evangelization going on as folks share via the #ashtag hashtag. As I type this, #AshWednesday is even trending on Twitter: Why does this matter? Aren’t selfies with ashes just the same brand of self-centered behavior [Read More...]

Defend Us in Battle

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What do you need today? Many of my online friends are galavanting around in Mardi Gras swag, shroving it up before the onset of Lent tomorrow. But I find myself less in party mode than in panic mode. It has more to do with spiritual struggles than stress, but a massively crushing workload is not [Read More...]

Get “Quenched” with Catholic Vitamins

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I’m so blessed by my good friends Deacon Tom and Dee Fox. Their wonderful podcast Catholic Vitamins is a “must-listen” gift which features not only the holy deacon and his wife, but also a full cast of other spirit-filled voices. I was very honored to be a recent guest on their Catholic Vitamins Q Quench [Read More...]

What’s Your Favorite Movie? See What Pope Francis Said!

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What would you say if someone asked you to name your all-time favorite movie? You can find out how I answered that question — along with Fr. James Martin S.J., Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Sr. Rose Pacatte, Camille D’Arienzo, RSM, and even Pope Francis(!) — by taking a little visit to Loyola Press’ Arts and Faith blog. Share [Read More...]

Seinfeld, Talking Tech on Tonight

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I’m with my editor and mentor Elizabeth, who shared earlier this week that she’s digging Jimmy Fallon’s take on the Tonight Show. For the first time in several years — and owing to the beauty of consuming television on-demand — I’m tuning in too. It’s been fun! While I could have done without a bit [Read More...]

Fr. Barron Invites You to Journey with Him This Lent!

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This looks super cool! Would you like a deeper, more powerful Lent this year? To start each day by drawing closer to Christ? Then sign up for Fr. Robert Barron’s free daily Lent reflections list. Each day, from Ash Wednesday (March 5) until Easter Sunday (April 20), Fr. Barron will send you a short reflection, straight [Read More...]


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