PopeFrancis.com: Could @Pontifex Be our First Blogging Pope?

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From the Chicago Tribune this weekend came the story of the man who had the foresight to register the domain “PopeFrancis.com” and who was a cool enough person to give it to the Vatican instead of using it for personal gain: The Vatican has officially accepted a gift to Pope Francis from Chicago lawyer Chris [Read More...]

What My Week Offline Reminded Me about the New Evangelization

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I’m sorry for the radio silence for the last several days folks. I’d intended to take the Triduum off and then resume blogging, but travel to the land of “no free wifi connection” conspired against me. After fretting for a day or two, I settled into the idea of a relatively unplugged week. Today, I [Read More...]

Is Online Prayer “Real”? Catholic Sista Martina Kreitzer Weighs In

Martina Kreitzer

At least ten times a day, I type some version of the words, “I will pray for you”. I’ve been asking myself recently if I really mean those words when I say/type them. In an age where we are increasingly overwhelmed by so many messages, so much information, and so many demands upon our time, [Read More...]

KNXT TV: The Church and Social Media, Part 2 — Bishops and Bloggers

Forum for a Better Understanding

Yesterday, I shared with you Part 1 of the two part series recently recorded by KNXT in the Diocese of Fresno, featuring my friend Carson Weber and me speaking on the basics of Catholic social media. Remember that the emphasis in these programs is on giving an overview and also introducing basic concepts to people who may [Read More...]

KNXT TV: The Church and Social Media, Part 1

Forum for a Better Understanding

Today, I’m happy to share the first of two television episodes recently recorded in my home Diocese of Fresno at our diocesan owned television station, KNXT. My fellow guest for this program is the always awesome Carson Weber. Carson and I met with “Forum for a Better Understanding” host Jim Grant for two episodes on [Read More...]

Random Inspiration En Route to Dallas

Sharon Smith

Hey team! I’m sitting in the airport in San Francisco on my way to Dallas for this weekend’s University of Dallas Ministry Conference. First off, may I wholeheartedly thank SFO for providing the cubicle with TWO plugs where I’m currently sitting and working during my hourlong layover? As a frequent traveler, I commend you. This [Read More...]

A Good Measure

A Good Measure

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.  Luke 6:38 Some of my friends and loved ones may be logging onto this brand new “baby [Read More...]


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