Stayed Updated on Thomas Peters’ Recovery: Information Website Up and Running

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As of today, friends who are interested in praying for the recovery of Catholic blogger and speaker Thomas Peters can find updates at a new website at http://tpetersrecovery.blogspot.com/. Some helpful features of the site include updates on Thom’s medical condition, information about praying with others for his complete recovery, as well as an address where you [Read More...]

What American Would You Appoint to the Pontifical Commission on Economic Structures?

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Today’s news about Pope Francis’ appointment of a Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Organization of the economic-administrative structure of the Holy See has me pondering the commission’s members: Dr. Joseph FX Zahra (Malta), President Msgr. Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda (Secretary of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs), Secretary Mr Jean-Baptiste de Franssu (France) Dr. Enrique Llano [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets Roundup for 7/19/13 — The Way to Holiness

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How is it already Friday? I’m still working on my Monday “to do” items! A great thanks to my good friend John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/) for compiling the follow list of “not to be missed” stories from this past week (July 13 – July 19): Papal Tweet: “Prayer, humility, and charity toward [Read More...]

Is the Rolling Stone Cover a Bomb?

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Have you hear the controversy swirling around the “selfie” of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its August cover? The cover text calls him a “monster”, but folks are complaining that this particular image glorifies someone who perpetrated such horrific acts. Not having read the article myself, I turned to this article at USA Today [Read More...]

Will the Vatican Banking Scandal Change the Way You Give?

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For some reason, my parish is a few weeks behind on the annual “Peter’s Pence” collection. We had the envelopes in this pews this weekend and will take up the collection to aid the Pope’s efforts next week. Per the USCCB website: The purpose of the Peter’s Pence Collection is to provide the Holy Father [Read More...]

Sweet Tweet Roundup for 7/12/13 – Full of Joy

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Has your week gone by as quickly as mine has? I can’t believe how busy it was, which is why I’m so grateful to a special thanks to my good friend John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/) for compiling the follow list of “not to be missed” stories from this past week (July [Read More...]

Zimmerman Case: Does “Trial by TV” Benefit the Public Good?

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Here’s a little confession: I have a “sleep ritual” that helps me to cope with the crazy life I lead. I’m married to an ER doctor who comes home at weird hours of the night and turns on Sports Center. I parent a teen who seems to sleep during the 3 am to 11 am [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets Roundup for 7/5/13 – What Fireworks Did You Miss This Week?

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A happy 5th of July to all of you and a special thanks to my good friend John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/) who has complied the follow list of “not to be missed” stories from this past week (June 29th to July 5th): Papal Tweet: “Jesus is more than a friend. [Read More...]

Lumen Fidei – Light of Faith

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I awoke this morning to the release of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith). While I’m not awake yet to have read the document in full (or truthfully even in part), you can find the full encyclical on the Vatican’s website in PDF or e-reader. I will read it over the weekend and [Read More...]

“An Encyclical Written with Four Hands”

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New out from Catholic News Service, this video on the writing of the anticipated first papal encyclical from Pope Francis: In it, we find CNS Rome bureau chief Francis X. Rocca discussing the authorship of Lumen Fidei – “The Light of Faith” – which will be released on Friday. More on the encyclical: News.va Catholic [Read More...]


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