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

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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

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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...]

Sweet Tweets for 12/13/13: Person of the Year

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It’s been an exciting week. Not only are we fully in the midst of the beautiful season of Advent, but we had the big news of Pope Francis’ selection as TIME’s Person of the Year. There were many other important stories, so I hope you find this week’s Sweet Tweets a helpful recap of all [Read More...]

USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit

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You may have heard in the media this week about the ACLU’s suing of the USCCB  on behalf of Tamesha Means. Here is a press release just send out by the USCCB in response: USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit Church urges respectful, compassionate care for pregnant women and their children ACLU claims ‘baseless’ [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 12/6/13: Nelson Mandela, St. Nick and a Whole Lot of Joy

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Since I am in the thick of book writing and likely won’t have time to blog much today, I want to take this occasion to invite you to pray with me for the repose of the soul of Nelson Mandela. As Cardinal Dolan said so eloquently, “Nelson Mandela was a hero to the world.” May [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 11/22/13: You Don’t Have to be a Superhero

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I’m always grateful for our Sweet Tweets, but lately they have been a lifesaver for me as my travel schedule has me on the run and my book writing has begun in earnest. John Clem’s time spent compiling the most important news of the week keeps me tuned in to what’s been happening during the [Read More...]

Perspectives: Catholic News for 11/19/13

I just discovered a terrific resource from Salt + Light Media that I’m going to start sharing on a regular basis. “Perspectives” is a brief news update on top events in the Catholic world: Video Link Today’s news includes: – Pope Francis is the most talked about person on the planet – Cardinal Joseph Zen [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 11/15/13: Concrete Help

Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through the province on Friday, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria, a regional police director.Photo courtesy of Caritas Internationale

What a week! In the space of one week, we’ve seen the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the emotional response of the world, the gathering of our bishops in Baltimore, and concrete “hands on” help in the Philippines. Read any news account and you’ll see that all of us must get involved in being a part [Read More...]

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Elected USCCB President

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Elected USCCB President

News from the USCCB about elections at this year’s General Assembly: Bishops elect chairman of Catholic Education Committee Chairmen-elect chosen for five other USCCB committees New CRS, CLINIC board members chosen November 12, 2013 BALTIMORE—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the bishops’ [Read More...]

Central African Republic Archbishop Says “We Must Act NOW”

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New out today on The Guardian is a strongly worded letter from Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalaing of Bangui and President of Caritas Central African Republic calling us to action to help save lives in Central African Republic. Before I get into sharing his letter –a plea, really — let me share a few facts for those [Read More...]


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