Sweet Tweets for 8/9/13 – The Light of Faith

This week saw lots of action on and offline. Our family is home enjoying the “dog days of summer” before the start of another school year. On Twitter this week, we witnessed the fact that the Vatican has yet to “ramp down” for the summer. Elsewhere around the web, things were equally as busy. Thanks to John [Read More...]

Motu Proprio on Money Laundering, Terrorism and WMDs

Hot off the press this morning, an official press release on the new Motu Proprio of Pope Francis concerning “the prevention and countering of money laundering, the financing of terrorism, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.” At the moment, only the Italian version of the full document is listed on the Vatican website, but most certainly [Read More...]

Ken Hackett Confirmed as New US Ambassador to the Holy See

Upon his confirmation as the next United States Ambassador to the Holy See, Ken Hackett — former President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services — received a strong message of support from Dr. Carolyn Woo, who followed him at CRS: “We are overjoyed that the country will be represented by a man who through his [Read More...]

Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Day

Released today by the Vatican, Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day encourages words of great hope and challenge for all of us. In so many ways, we are each called to the life of a “missionary”. Your mission field may be as close as your own home or half a world away. Regardless, we [Read More...]

Use Online Tool to Urge Your Senator to Support Peace in Israel

From Churches for Middle East Peace comes a simple way to urge your elected representatives to help Secretary of State John Kerry move forward the negotiations between Israel and Palestine. At their website, CMEP is offering a simple form — searchable by your zip code — which will help you draft and send a note [Read More...]

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for August

I’m late to post these, but am so moved by both of Pope Francis’ intentions for August: GENERAL INTENTION: That parents and teachers may help the new generation to grow in upright conscience and life. MISSION INTENTION: That the local Church in Africa, faithfully proclaiming the Gospel, may promote peace and justice. Find additional commentary [Read More...]

Second Madagascar Archbishop Expresses Strong Support For Catholic Relief Services

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I was happy to see yet another strong message from the USCCB today in support of Catholic Relief Services. This follows Saturday’s news that Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana had voiced “strong support” for CRS. From the USCCB: WASHINGTON—Archbishop Odon Razanakolona of the Archdiocese of Antananarivo, which includes the capital city of Madagascar, has repudiated allegations that Catholic [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets Roundup for 8/2/13 — From Rio to Rome

Were you busy this week? Has August snuck up on you? Did you miss any of the closing events from World Youth Day? Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/), we’ve got a full recap of all of this week’s most important action both online and around the world. Enjoy! [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets Roundup for 7/26/13 — #Rio2013

Greetings from New York! Sweet Tweets is late today — but not because of contributor  and friend John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/). He had them in bright and early! It’s late because this mom was out partying with her boys until 3:30 am. Not the hours I’m used to keeping, [Read More...]

Recommended Royal Reading: The Catholic Baby Name Book – Win Your Copy!

The Catholic Baby Name Book

I was in “college orientation zone” for the past three days — believe it or not, without wifi (fodder for another post!) — so I have been pretty out of sync with news. But a quick look at Twitter here at the airport let me know that the highly anticipated royal baby has indeed been [Read More...]


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