Pope Francis to Meet with President Obama

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

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”

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

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...]

Archdiocese of Chicago Slating Schools for Closure

Sad news emerging from the Archdiocese of Chicago, on the heals of yesterday’s dramatic letter to the faithful from Cardinal George, that at least six Catholic schools are slated for closure. From the Chicago Tribune today: Six elementary schools in the Chicago Archdiocese are slated to close at the end of the school year, and [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 1/10/14: A Place at Our Table

This week, I spent a great deal of time inside a casino. Don’t get me wrong — I wasn’t gambling! Being there and seeing some of the folks I encountered during a “people watching” stroll made my heart hurt. The pain, the loneliness, and even in one case the obvious homelessness of the people was [Read More...]

A New Bishop for Canada & Other Catholic “Perspectives” of the Day

From Salt & Light’s daily “Perspective” news blast: Today on Perspectives, Canada had a new bishop, Pope Francis’ daily homily, changes coming for Monsignors and CNS talks to the president of the USCCB about the relationship between the Church and the United States government. [Read more...]

Sweet Tweets for 1/3/14: Drawing Joy from the Crib

q Don’t you love the “back to business” feel that is in the air today?! If you’ve been in “unplugged mode” as I have, you’ll find this week’s Sweet Tweets especially helpful as a recap of the big news for the past seven days. For his part, Pope Francis has been very busy and there’s [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 12/20/13: The Love of God is Not Generic

Around us, we see all the trappings of Christmas, and yet we bask in the glow of that rose-colored Advent calendar. “Not yet,” I tell myself… “I’m not ready.” But I worry a bit how much of that “not ready” sense of mine is related to what society thinks is important during Christmas — the [Read More...]

Confessions of a Harvard Mom

The “to do” items on my Monday list are far from being ticked off as “done”. I’ll admit it — waking to the news that there’s a bomb threat at your kid’s college is a rattling experience. Since our Eric is a senior at Harvard, today’s news from Cambridge hit close to home. As I [Read More...]


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