Sweet Tweets for 1/25/14 – For Life and Clothed in Christ

Thank you to John Clem for making this weekly feature possible! Papal Tweet:  “We are called to live our baptism every day, as new creatures, clothed in Christ.” (Pope Francis Jan. 24) Lightning breaks finger off Christ statue – to be repaired next month | New York Post http://ow.ly/sHUqQ  Graphic to Share: If God is [Read More...]

World Communications Day Message 2014: Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter

I’ll be back later in the day to blog about what this particular document means to me, but for now, I simply invite you to read it in full here. If you hear a loud “Amen” being shouted from a room in Boston, that’s just me. LMH MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 48TH WORLD [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Evangelii Gaudium – A Tardy Update

  I wanted to offer a procrastinator’s apology for the obvious drop off of my reflections on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. While I’ve truly been enjoying my daily readings of the document, all of my “words” have been going toward the book project I’m working on. In an effort [Read More...]


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