What Do You Want from Your Parish? Worship


Friends, as some of you know, my partner-in-geekdom Sarah Reinhard and I will be speaking at the upcoming Religious Education Congress for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For one of our two talks, we need your input. I thought I would break our “needs” down into a weeklong series of blog posts and invite your [Read More...]

What Does That Monk Say?

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Because I’m so swamped that I can barely see straight, and this makes me smile… It’s kinda catchy, right?! video link [Read more...]

Mass in the Mall? St. Francis Chapel

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Where did you go to Mass today? Me? I went in a shopping mall! To be precise, we attended the 11:45 am Mass at the wonderful St. Francis Chapel in Boston’s Prudential Center. The Chapel, staffed by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, is a refuge in the midst of a busy place. We sought [Read More...]

My NBA D-League Elevator Pitch – New Evangelization in Action!


Now who is going to harm you if you are enthusiastic for what is good? But even if you should suffer because of righteousness, blessed are you. Do not be afraid or terrified with fear of them, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you [Read More...]

Got Questions of Faith? #AskFatherBarron


How many times have you been stumped by a question on the faith posed to you by a loved one? How often have you pondered a precept of Catholicism and wished you could chat with a theologian on that topic? Now we’re in luck! Out today from Word on Fire is a great announcement: Lots [Read More...]

Day One at #USCCB13 General Assembly — In Tweets


If you missed the first day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly, definitely check out the day’s Tweets from the chosen hashtag #usccb13: Tweets about “#usccb13″ One of the highlights of the day was this video from the USCCB on rebuilding the Church in Haiti: Also of note: Address of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic [Read More...]

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...]

CARA Study Shows Me Why Social Media Matters

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Carol Zimmermann of Catholic News Service recently wrote a great article which gave an overview of this year’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate report to Catholic press on the current state of communications efforts in the Catholic Church: Most U.S. Catholics are not looking for spirituality online, in fact, half of them are [Read More...]

Daughters of St. Paul Host “Webathon” to Highlight Media Evangelization


You have to love holy Sisters who “get” using technology and the latest media tools in the New Evangelization. And such is the case with the Daughters of St. Paul — they are constantly raising the bar for new and innovative ways to share the Good News of the Gospel. So that’s why we need [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Barron to Keynote at Religious Education Congress

Fr. Robert Barron

News out from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that Fr. Robert Barron will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Religious Education Congress in Anaheim: The 2014 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is only five months away! Our Congress Keynote has been announced: Rev. Robert Barron will present “Hope to Set the World Afire” on Saturday, [Read More...]