@Pontifex Tweets to Request Peace Prayers for Africa

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It arrived on Saturday in the predawn hours. When I looked at my smartphone and saw this particular tweet, tears instantly came. Let us pray for peace in Africa, especially in the Central African Republic and in South Sudan. #prayforpeace — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) February 15, 2014   “Why?” you may ask. “What’s the big [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 2/14/14 — The Extra Sweet Valentine’s Day Edition

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Call me unromantic, but I have never been a huge celebrator of Valentine’s Day. Several years into our marriage, Greg and I settled into a “no present pact” that is a gift all in its own way. It relinquishes me from trying to figure out something cute to buy my minimalist husband to share my [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 2/09/14 — The Sunday Coast to Coast Edition

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If you’re paying attention to this little space on the web, you’ll note that I’ve been largely absent this week. Since Sweet Tweets was published last Friday, I’ve traveled eight hours by car to San Diego with my husband Greg to join him at a medical conference, and then flown across country to join a [Read More...]

Horror in Central African Republic Needs to Wake Us Up

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Sorry, but I’m about to rock your pleasant Saturday. Since I returned from my trip to Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services, I read the news headlines with a new type of intensity. It seems I can no longer sip my dark roast while I flip through the news on my iPad, and then go about [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 1/31/14 – Making Christian Unity a Priority

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Thank you to John Clem for making this weekly feature possible! Details of Pope Francis’ Visits to the Holy Land | Franciscan Monastery http://ow.ly/t9udr  Papal Tweet: “Let us pray for Christian unity. There are so many beautiful things which unite us.” (Pope Francis Jan. 28th) NEWS: Biblical Discovery: 4,000 year old tablet reveals Noah’s Ark [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 1/25/14 – For Life and Clothed in Christ

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Thank you to John Clem for making this weekly feature possible! Papal Tweet:  “We are called to live our baptism every day, as new creatures, clothed in Christ.” (Pope Francis Jan. 24) Lightning breaks finger off Christ statue – to be repaired next month | New York Post http://ow.ly/sHUqQ  Graphic to Share: If God is [Read More...]

Pope Francis to Meet with President Obama

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CNN has announced an upcoming March 27th meeting between Pope Francis and President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time on March 27 at the Vatican, the White House announced Tuesday. Obama’s visit with the leader of the Roman Catholic Church will be part of a larger European [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 1/17/14: Bringing about Peace

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This week as I’ve spent time running around the city of Boston, it’s very fun and interesting to see the world from the perspective of the East coast. From being on Eastern time zone and dealing with the cold to hearing the Eucharistic prayers at Mass prayed with a Boston accent, it’s like I’m “home” [Read More...]

Holy Land Gathering of Bishops – “Officials: Become Leaders of Hope”

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News from the USCCB of an important meeting of Bishops this week in Israel, aimed at finding solutions to bring lasting peace for the Holy Land: WASHINGTON—Bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America, gathered in the Holy Land for an annual meeting, said that hope is needed to bring lasting peace to the Holy [Read More...]

Pope Francis, Eli, the New York Times and Humility

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One of the best things about living in a hotel room for two weeks in Boston is having both the Boston Globe and the New York Times discreetly dropped next to your door each morning. So this morning, I rose to the hard copy of the NY Times’ article (which had been posted online yesterday) [Read More...]


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