Instagram Exemplars: Who the Vatican Follows

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The News.va Instagram account has quickly become one of my favorites to follow. I’m not sure who’s behind the camera, but they have quite and eye. A recent great example was this shot of Pope Benedict receiving the statue of Our Lady of Fatima: Wow! So I was perusing the Vatican account and took note of [Read More...]

Don’t Be a Google Ad… Or Do…

Shared Endorsements on Google

Plenty of my fellow blog readers enjoy using Google products and Google Plus, so I thought I’d share the warning that is making its way around the Internet about Google’s latest policy change to use our likeness in “shared endorsements”. This means that when you — as a Google user — +1 anything (the equivalent [Read More...]

Register for CNMC Boston before It’s Too Late!

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Every year, one of my favorite conferences to attend is the Catholic New Media Conference sponsored by SQPN, the Star Quest Production Network. If you’re reading this blog, then you are a part of the effort to use New Media in the New Evangelization, which means you belong at the CNMC! But you need to [Read More...]

Phone Conversion: A Glimmer of a Convert’s Path

My first photo with my new phone... sharing because it's pretty!

I was born into a Catholic family and raised in a home where being Catholic was as much a part of my DNA as being Irish. Although I’ve had my moments of being spiritually lackadaisical, I’ve been Catholic all my life. And even though I’m married to a convert, I never really had a solid [Read More...]

The Day the Bull Went to the Pet Blessing

Bull attends Pet Blessing at Cathedral School in the Diocese of Bismarck

From the “Cool Catholic Files”, my favorite tweet of the day from my friend Matthew Kurtz, Director of Communications for the Bismarck Diocese: And for those who want the full experience, a selfie of said bull: Kudos to Msgr. Tom Richter and the school staff for a memorable moment on a blustery Friday Feast of [Read More...]

Pope Francis Bans Anchovies?!

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Despite the temptation to “right click>save as”, I’m only going to give you a tiny little taste of the latest genius cartoon from Jason Bach: You are now required to immediately go read the rest of the cartoon strip here. If you’ve been paying attention to the “Pope Francis gives another interview” mania, you’ll be very [Read More...]

Hilarious! What Catholic School Teachers Really Do on Inservice Days

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New out from Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa is this hilarious video that shows “What Teachers Really Do on Inservice Days”: If you’d like to treat yourself to the longer version, click here. I found myself laughing uproariously and watching twice. My favorite scene: Father walking in on the Twister game [Read More...]

iPosture: Is Too Much Screen Time Prematurely Aging Our Kids?

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My radio segment this morning for the Sonrise Morning Show with Brian Patrick (airing at 8:50 am ET) has to do with a recent article in the Daily Mail Online entitled, “Do You Suffer from iPosture?” An overview of the article spells out the most important points of a recent UK survey: Tablets and smartphones are [Read More...]

RescueTime: How Well Do You Use the Gift of Time?

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A few months ago, an online friend introduced me to the RescueTime website. At first I was skeptical about the site’s claims that it could help me stop inefficiencies in my days and better use my time spent online. But since I’m usually game to try new tech tools, I figured I would give this [Read More...]

Get the iBreviary Prayer Box Widget for Your Blog or Site

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If you read my blog here at Patheos, you’ll note that I recently added a new prayer tool to our sidebar: the iBrieviary Prayer Box. If you’re a smartphone owner, you’ve likely discovered the app for yourself. Many of us use this fantastic devotional aid as a part of our daily prayers. Now iBrieviary has [Read More...]


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