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

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

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...]

Sweet Tweets for 2/21/14 — The Peace Praying Edition

So much world news can change, shift and evolve during the course of a week. Just last week, I woke up to a tweet from Pope Francis exhorting us to #Prayforpeace in South Sudan and Central African Republic. Then throughout this week we’ve watched as conflict brewed in Ukraine and Venezuela. It seems for now [Read More...]

Consistory for the Family: Facing the Realities of “Family”

Coming from the Vatican today, we have an overview of the opening moments of this week’s extraordinary consistory for the family. The day began with an opening address from Pope Francis: Dear brothers, I extend a warm greeting to you all and, with you, I thank the Lord who has given us these days of [Read More...]

Papal Peace Prayers Extend to Ukraine

With violence in Ukraine playing out in the past few days resulting in the deaths of at least 26, Pope Francis used the occasion of today’s General Audience to invoke an end to violence in the region: At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis called for peace in the Ukraine: “With a worried soul I [Read More...]

@Pontifex Tweets to Request Peace Prayers for Africa

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

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

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...]

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

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...]


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