Top Catholic Tweets for 05/08/15

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This week marks the final installment of Top Catholic Tweets here at my blog. It is moving over to its rightful “home” with its author John Clem now serving as its host. It’s been an amazing opportunity to share this feature with you each week and to see firsthand the news of the world and [Read More...]

Archbishop Aquila to Release Pastoral Letter on Restored Order of Sacraments of Initiation

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I was very happy this week to get a sneak peek at an amazing project coming out of the Archdiocese of Denver‘s Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries. The three minute video accompanies a major announcement that will be forthcoming from the Archdiocese on May 24. Per the “Saints Among Us” website: Archbishop Aquila’s [Read More...]

@BishopCoyne’s Appeal Video Offers a “Best Practice”

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Announced on his Twitter feed today, Archbishop Christopher Coyne’s Annual Appeal video for the Diocese of Burlington in Vermont offers a great example of how our bishops can use tools of social media for great results: Annual Appeal 2015 from Christopher Coyne on Vimeo. The list of current services and possible programs, including a Catholic [Read More...]

What Keeps Me Hanging On?

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Last night, I slept in my bed, next to my husband, for the first time since April 3rd. I’m often on the road, so Greg functions quite effectively around here without me. But this past month of travel has been unusual in that it wasn’t for work or fun. Some work was done and a [Read More...]

A Letter (to Me) for #NDMom Celebration


One of the best gifts my parents gave me was my education, and particularly the opportunity to study at the University of Notre Dame. Those years prepared me for so many things, including my vocation as a wife and mother. This week, I’m honored to share a letter that I was invited to write as [Read More...]

#TheLensCTV: A New Way of Doing Catholic Television


Set your alarms! Tonight at 9 pm ET, CatholicTV treats us to “The Lens”. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch Episode 1 which aired a few weeks ago, this new show may have slipped past you. Here’s an overview: In this interactive, social engaging series, Matt Weber looks at what’s trending through a faith-based [Read More...]

Let’s Skip the Pizza Tonight and Provide Emergency Shelter in Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and India on April 25, 2015. CRS, Caritas and its local partners are responding with much needed relief in the affected areas. Photo by Jake Lyell for Catholic Relief Services, used with permission

For the last week, we’ve been watching heartbreaking images coming out of Nepal. Immediately after the quake hit, I thought of my friends at CRS, certain that they were already mobilizing immediate relief into the area. I was right, and on their Newswire website they have been giving frequent updates like this one, posted yesterday: [Read More...]

Baltimore Area Parish Shares Musical Call to Prayer for City

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I had a great chance last night to speak for a few moments with Father Michael White, the awesome pastor of Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland. Father White is well known around the country as the author of Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter. He tweeted earlier this week about [Read More...]

Top Catholic Tweets for 05/01/15

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As I work on this weeks Top Catholic Tweets, I’ve got CNN on in the background and am watching coverage of the situation in Baltimore. This week, we have seen that city–and others around the country–erupt with emotion. Today’s announcement that six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray will surely [Read More...]

“Catholic Moments” with Paulina Cerrilla and Anthony Sands


I’m happy to share the recording of this week’s episode of the all new “Catholic Moments”, which is now airing as a bi-weekly radio program on Radio Maria USA. In this episode, we were honored to feature the work of Paulina Cerrilla and Anthony Sands, the creative forces behind the wonderful short film Family Dinner. [Read More...]