Sweet Tweets for 5/19/14 — Anticipating the Holy Land

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Yes, you read that right. It’s Monday and we usually do “Sweet Tweets” on Friday, but I was literally offline having a “mountaintop” experience for the past four days. I was fortunate to lead a women’s retreat at the amazing Whispering Winds Catholic Camp and Conference Center. I’ll share more on that later, but for [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 5/09/14 — Happy (Almost) Mother’s Day!

Franciscan Monastery in DC of Lourdes Grotto with Mother Mary -- Photo Courtesy of John Clem

  I was so moved this week by Pope Francis’ tweet this week : “In our families we learn to love and to recognise the dignity of all, especially of the elderly.” This seems to be such a fitting week for a week during which we celebrate the gift of motherhood. And with the beautiful [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 5/02/14 — Saints and the Spirit

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What a week this had been! It’s hard to imagine that less than a week ago, a crush of the faithful were packed into St. Peter’s Square to witness the canonization of our two newest saints! For those of us who were unable to be there in person, technology gave us a unique window into [Read More...]

Pope Francis Sends Message to Toronto Students

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I love the part in this Perspectives video about the fact that Toronto’s Catholic school students will be receiving a special message recorded just for them by Pope Francis at next week’s Catholic Schools Week celebration! Here’s a full update on this development: TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ – Ontario now has a unique connection [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 4/04/14 — The Good News

NOGALES, Arizona (April 1, 2014) - Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston and 7 other bishops celebrate Mass on the US-Mexico border in Arizona to commemorate the deaths of migrants in the desert and to pray for immigration reform. More information is available at www.justiceforimmigrants.org. Photo credit: George Martell/The Pilot Media Group

Welcome back to Sweet Tweets – after a few weeks off, I’m happy to have John’s great roundup of news we can use from the past week. This is an exciting time for the Church, with us in the thick of Lent, our Bishops so active, “Noah” mania, the Queen and Francis visiting, and the [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 3/15/14 — The Anniversary Edition

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Thank you to John Clem for making this weekly feature possible! Papal Tweet:  Please pray for me. (Pope Francis, March 13th 1 Year Annniversary) Pope Francis invited to address a joint session of Congress (The Washington Post) http://ow.ly/uzChK  The Rev. Jim Martin muses over merging Jesus’s spiritual and historical personas – The Washington Post http://ow.ly/unolO  [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 3/07/14 — Walking with Christ Joyfully

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Even though it’s only been two days, a Friday seems not only the perfect day for Sweet Tweets, but also a perfect day to reflect back upon how our Lent has been going so far. Perhaps, like me, you’ve already played the mental game of “I don’t really need to fast from xyz after all [Read More...]

Defend Us in Battle

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What do you need today? Many of my online friends are galavanting around in Mardi Gras swag, shroving it up before the onset of Lent tomorrow. But I find myself less in party mode than in panic mode. It has more to do with spiritual struggles than stress, but a massively crushing workload is not [Read More...]

Pope Francis Continues to Urge Prayers for Central African Republic

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In a new video out today, Rome Reports emphasizes Pope Francis’ concern for the people of the Central African Republic: In the past few weeks, Pope Francis has constantly kept one fragile country in his thoughts, the Central African Republic. POPE FRANCIS URBI ET ORBI DECEMBER 25 “Grant peace, dear Child, to the Central African Republic, often [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 2/28/14 — On the Essential Nature of the Eucharist and Lenten Resources

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Let’s keep Pope Francis in our prayers today in a special way. The Vatican is reporting that he cancelled today’s commitments due to a “minor ailment” and slight fever. Honestly, with the pace our Holy Father keeps, he needs our prayers every day. Here’s hoping that he’s tucked away in bed, getting some good rest! [Read More...]


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