Sweet Tweet Roundup for 7/12/13 – Full of Joy

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Has your week gone by as quickly as mine has? I can’t believe how busy it was, which is why I’m so grateful to a special thanks to my good friend John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/) for compiling the follow list of “not to be missed” stories from this past week (July [Read More...]

Zimmerman Case: Does “Trial by TV” Benefit the Public Good?

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Here’s a little confession: I have a “sleep ritual” that helps me to cope with the crazy life I lead. I’m married to an ER doctor who comes home at weird hours of the night and turns on Sports Center. I parent a teen who seems to sleep during the 3 am to 11 am [Read More...]

We Interrupt this Blog’s Silence…

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… to explain that I’ve simply been unable to compose two coherent words for the past few days. With our son away at college in Cambridge and several friends in Boston, I was majorly preoccupied last week watching the events surrounding the Boston Marathon terrorist act unfold. Sometimes writing and blogging helps to distract from [Read More...]

Prayers for Boston

Today, there are no words to express the extreme sorrow I feel as we watch the events related to the bombing in Boston unfold. As I type this, just a few hours after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, news reports indicate that two have died (including an eight year [Read More...]

What the Pastor Joel Osteen Hoax Teaches Us about Ourselves

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My technology segment on today’s episode of the Sonrise Morning Show dealt with this week’s elaborate hoax targeting Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Texas. If you’re unaware of the details of the elaborate ruse, here’s a rundown. In short, a fake website was launched and tricked many into thinking that Joel Osteen had denounced [Read More...]

What Hate, Entitlement and Stupidity Look Like in the Digital Age

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Hey friends, I hope you’ll permit me a moment of non-Catholic, issue oriented blogging today. My home town, the city of Fresno, California, is all in an uproar over a digital slip-up that has resulted in front page news and the dismissal of a high-ranking board member within a local non-profit organization. I’ll leave you [Read More...]

A Word from Your Catholic Friend: What Not to Say to Me Today

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Here’s a bit of friendly wisdom for my non-Catholic friends and neighbors who may be wondering what the heck to NOT to say to me on a day like today when I’ve just received big news that my spiritual shepherd is resigning: Wow, I heard your Pope’s quitting. This means he’s dying, right? Wow, that’s so [Read More...]

Sully Sullenberger, Grace Under Pressure and Faith in Action

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Last night, Greg and I had the pleasure of hearing a talk by Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III, better known as Captain Sully Sullenberger. We’re in Las Vegas at a medical conference and Captain Sullenberger was the keynote speaker for a gathering of physician leaders from around the country. Prior to his introduction, we viewed [Read More...]

Um, Wow: Cardinal Mahony Responds

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Read it for yourself at his blog. Comment/vent here if you wish. As for me, my stomach still isn’t settled and my head is still spinning. Time to get on my knees and start praying… [Read more...]

Tales of Tragedy Told: Archdiocese of LA Releases Files

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The news hit in a big way last night.  It wasn’t a surprise in any way. We know it’s been brewing for years, and what came out last night in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is simply another chapter in a tragedy that’s been unfolding before our eyes. If you’re one of the few who [Read More...]


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