Join Us Live for Catholic Weekend!

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I’m super excited to be joining my SQPN.com friends this morning for a live recording of the great show Catholic Weekend. Among other topics, we’ll be discussing my upcoming trip to Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services. The show will air live at 10:00 am ET at http://catholicweekend.sqpn.com/ – join us for the live version and I’ll [Read More...]

News.va Instagram Photos Share Timeless Authenticity of the Vatican

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In their continuing commitment to embracing the latest social media tools, the News.va team (Pontifical Council for Social Communications) is actively posting great shots like this one on their Instagram account: I have to say that Instagram is one of my favorite social networks and I love seeing the authenticity of the shots being shared [Read More...]

Troll Management 101

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If you’ve hung around social media circles lately, it’s likely that you’ve encountered one: a troll. These mythical creatures have become so prolific that they even have their own wikipedia entry: In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,[1] by posting inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online [Read More...]

Notre Dame’s New Campus Ministry Smartphone App a Terrific Tool for Everyone

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I’m biased: I’m a Notre Dame grad, so I tend to love all things Irish. Yes, you can line up in the comments with your feelings about that if you’d like. On the occasions when my alma mater makes missteps (and I’ll admit they happen), I prefer to pray through Our Lady’s intercession for the [Read More...]

Applauding Google’s “No Porn” Stance for Glass

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My radio segment today on The Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick broached the topic of Google’s recent decision to ban a particular adult-oriented (read “pornography”) “Glassware” application on the new Google Glass device. If you’re looking at that sentence and have no idea what I’m saying, here are a few basics: Google Glass is [Read More...]

Holy Fathers – Are Comparisons Fair?

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Since shortly after the moment his name was announced, Catholics who are active in the blogosphere and social media have been making comparisons between Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Perhaps we can’t help ourselves, and perhaps such conversation is better than being completely unabsorbed in the working of the Church… my jury is [Read More...]

Pope Francis to “Unlock” Pontifical Mission Societies’ “Missio” App

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From the Catholic geek files news desk comes the exciting update that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will engage in a historic moment on Friday when he activates a brand new smartphone app called “Missio”. I’ll share the full press release below, but just have to say that this is a fascinating development in the [Read More...]

Space Oddity – May God’s Love Be with You!

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If you haven’t seen it yet, you simply must take five minutes and enjoy “Space Oddity”, the amazing video recently released by Astronaut Chris Hadfield performing David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” shot entirely in the International Space Station. By the time you read this, it’s fairly certain that the video will have been viewed over 8 million [Read More...]

PopeFrancis.com: Could @Pontifex Be our First Blogging Pope?

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From the Chicago Tribune this weekend came the story of the man who had the foresight to register the domain “PopeFrancis.com” and who was a cool enough person to give it to the Vatican instead of using it for personal gain: The Vatican has officially accepted a gift to Pope Francis from Chicago lawyer Chris [Read More...]


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