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...]

Hilarious: A Facebook Update in Real Life

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If you watch this and you laugh uproariously at every single “bit” perhaps — like me — you’re spending too much time of Facebook. But seriously, take a couple of minutes to watch… somehow laughing eases the pain. [Read more...]

Join Us for a FREE Webinar on New Media & the New Evangelization

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I’m so excited to be a part of a terrific, and FREE, webinar being sponsored by our friends at Ave Maria Press! I’ll include all of the details below – I do hope you can join us! Parishes, New Media, and the New Evangelization: A Roundtable Discussion In this edition of the Ave Maria Press [Read More...]

Blessed John Paul II, Pray for Us! My View from the Beatification

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It’s nearly impossible for me to watch this stunning Rome Reports video recapping the Beatification of Blessed John Paul II, held two years ago today in Rome, and not cry overwhelmed tears of gratitude and awe. Truthfully, it’s good to re-watch this “up close” video, because my vantage point that day was far from the spot where [Read More...]

Social Media’s Impact on the Boston Tragedy: A Faith Perspective

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During my radio segment on this morning’s episode of the Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, my conversation with Brian took an interesting spin on the recent Boston Marathon tragedy and its aftermath. We are, of course, still waiting for the details of the investigation to unfold and as Americans, we seek to avoid [Read More...]


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