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

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

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

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

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”

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...]

Denver Catholic Register Rolls Out Updated Site

Kudos to the Archdiocese of Denver and the team behind the Denver Catholic Register and El Pueblo Católico on the launch of two fantastic websites this past week. Both look fantastic and are chock full of news and information to compliment the print publications. Along with news, you’ll find their active Facebook and Twitter platforms. It’s great [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 11/8/13: Catching Up & Helping Out

I’ve missed our “Sweet Tweets” for the past month while I was traveling. They are always a terrific way to stay on top of breaking Catholic news. And today it’s no surprise that with so much happening in the world, including Typhoon Haiyan, that our list keeps getting updated. Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister [Read More...]

Emergency Help Needed to Support Philippine Typhoon Victims

Friends, please join me today in not only praying for, but also actively supporting our brothers and sisters in the Philippines who are suffering in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Our friends at Catholic Relief Services are on the ground and rallying support and needed resources for those suffering from the monster storm: Catholic Relief [Read More...]

M23 Rebels End Rebellion in Congo

Big news from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as reported by the New York Times: On Tuesday, the rebels, known as M23, announced that they were ending the 20-month rebellion that had brought renewed instability, uncertainty and conflict to the eastern part of Congo. After suffering a string of recent defeats, the group’s chairman, Bertrand [Read More...]