Sweet Tweets for 9/20/13: Avoiding the “Selfie” Mentality

I think I’m pretty tuned in to social media, but every week when I receive John Clem’s list of “Sweet Tweets”, I never cease to be amazed at some of the “big news” that I miss along the way. It’s also fascinating to look at these posts from week to week and ponder how much [Read More...]

James Martin, S.J. Speaks with CNN about America’s Pope Francis Interview

Fr. Jim Martin answers interesting questions from CNN on the news of the day — the Pope Francis interview. I didn’t know until I listened to Fr. Martin that this interview was published simultaneously in 16 Jesuit periodicals today. Please watch the full interview — less than four minutes — for a well-informed Jesuit perspective [Read More...]

THE Pope Francis Interview: What Would You Ask?

By now, the blogosphere is chock full of “takes” on that amazing America Magazine interview with Pope Francis. Major kudos to Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., America’s Editor in Chief (who explains the interview process here), Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J. of Civiltà Cattolica, and the entire team behind this groundbreaking 10,000+ word look inside the mind and heart [Read More...]

Pope Francis: The Church is Our Merciful Mother

From today’s General Audience catechesis with Pope Francis: Video Link During his Audience catechesis Pope Francis returned to the theme of the “Church as our Mother”, by reflecting on all that our earthly mothers do, live and suffer for their children. He noted, that our mothers show us, through their tenderness and love, the correct [Read More...]

Mass of Consolation in Washington D.C.

From the USCCB: Tuesday, September 17 at 12:10pm EDT Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, District of Columbia In the wake of the shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a Mass for Consolation and Healing at St. [Read More...]

Praying for Navy Yard Shooting Victims

As we watch the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard continue to unfold, let’s pray together for the shooting victims and their loved ones, as well as for the safety of those law enforcement personnel involved in the tragedy. Heavenly Father, we pray for the repose of the souls of those lost in today’s tragedy [Read More...]

Pew: Most Internet Users Have Hidden Our Tracks

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...]

Bishop Blaire to House: Oppose Cuts for Poor and Hungry

From the USCCB, news of Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California — chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development — urging the U.S. House of Representatives not to accept a proposed $40 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps: “SNAP helps [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 9/13/13 – Friday Fast: #PrayforPeace

As we head into the weekend, I hope you’ll take time to catch up on these highlighted tweets from the past week, which again underscore the power of social media to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel and to propel the New Evangelization. Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services [Read More...]

Pope Francis: Future of Society Rooted in Elderly & Youth

If you’re looking for a bit of motivation heading into the weekend, be sure to read the full text of Pope Francis’ message to the upcoming 47th Social Week for Italian Catholics: In his message, Pope Francis reminded the participants that for the Christian community, the family is much more than a “theme”, but it “is [Read More...]


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