Hey Mark Shea Groupies: Line Up and “Like”

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Actually, you can get in line behind me. I’m a fangirl. Mark’s now got a “page” on Facebook where you can keep in touch with all of his writing and speaking. Of course, my favorite part… The cover photo: A question for you: What are some of your favorite “pages” to follow on Facebook? [Read more...]

The New Media in Pope Francis’ Vatican

Follow Pope Francis at @Pontifex on Twitter

From L’Osservatore Romano via News.va: “More than 9,300,000 followers and, thanks to retweets, at least 60,000 million people on their smartphones and tablets are reached by the Holy Father’s tweets”; as well as the “10,260,000 people every month who visit our pages in the various languages through the portal www.news.va via Facebook”. These are Pope Francis’ [Read More...]

Would You “Bunny Ear” Pope Francis or Your Bishop?

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Making the rounds this week is this photo of England rugby player Manu Tuilagi giving Prime Minister David Cameron the “bunny ears” treatment: When I first saw the photo, I giggled and thought, “Wow, that’s funny.” But then I started to think about what I — as a mom — would think if one of my [Read More...]

Happiness Doesn’t Have a Price Tag: @Pontifex Ponderings

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In another of my ongoing series of posts responding to Pope Francis’ tweets, I thought I would muse a bit on this weekend’s gem, sent at 1:15 am Pacific time on Sunday, September 15: Seeking happiness in material things is a sure way of being unhappy. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 15, 2013 Ironically, the [Read More...]

Pew: Most Internet Users Have Hidden Our Tracks

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Recently released, a new study from Pew Internet entitled Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online shows that while a majority of respondents would like to remain anonymous online, most of us recognize that such anonymity is increasingly impossible. A few of the study’s key findings: 86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or [Read More...]

@Pontifex Ponderings: Is It a Beautiful Day in Your Neighborhood?

Follow Pope Francis at @Pontifex on Twitter

I’ve decided to start a little series here on the blog where I share my first impressions of our Holy Father, Pope Francis’ amazing tweets. For today, he shared: Sometimes it is possible to live without knowing our neighbours: this is not Christian. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 14, 2013 I have to share that [Read More...]

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...]


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