Pope Francis Sends Message to Toronto Students

Screen Shot 2014-05-01 at 12.50.53 PM

I love the part in this Perspectives video about the fact that Toronto’s Catholic school students will be receiving a special message recorded just for them by Pope Francis at next week’s Catholic Schools Week celebration! Here’s a full update on this development: TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ – Ontario now has a unique connection [Read More...]

I Love Pope Francis’ May Intentions

Our Lady, Star of Evangelization, Pray for Us!

I hope you already know about the beautiful work being done by the Apostleship of Prayer in leading us to pray together for the Holy Father’s intentions each month. In case you don’t, here is a bit of information about this beautiful apostolate: Since 1844 our mission has been to help Christians live out their [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 4/11/14 — A Contemplative Spirit

St. Francis & Turtle Doves at Sunrise - Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC - Photo by John Clem

Maybe it has something to do with the amount of time I spent in airplanes looking at the sky this week on my way to and from Nashville and then here to my current “office” in Toronto, but Pope Francis’ tweet “We need to rediscover a contemplative spirit, so that the love of God may warm [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 4/04/14 — The Good News

NOGALES, Arizona (April 1, 2014) - Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston and 7 other bishops celebrate Mass on the US-Mexico border in Arizona to commemorate the deaths of migrants in the desert and to pray for immigration reform. More information is available at www.justiceforimmigrants.org. Photo credit: George Martell/The Pilot Media Group

Welcome back to Sweet Tweets – after a few weeks off, I’m happy to have John’s great roundup of news we can use from the past week. This is an exciting time for the Church, with us in the thick of Lent, our Bishops so active, “Noah” mania, the Queen and Francis visiting, and the [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 3/15/14 — The Anniversary Edition

Papa_Francisco_recién_elegido_2

Thank you to John Clem for making this weekly feature possible! Papal Tweet:  Please pray for me. (Pope Francis, March 13th 1 Year Annniversary) Pope Francis invited to address a joint session of Congress (The Washington Post) http://ow.ly/uzChK  The Rev. Jim Martin muses over merging Jesus’s spiritual and historical personas – The Washington Post http://ow.ly/unolO  [Read More...]

What’s Your Favorite Movie? See What Pope Francis Said!

arts-faith-banner-Final

What would you say if someone asked you to name your all-time favorite movie? You can find out how I answered that question — along with Fr. James Martin S.J., Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Sr. Rose Pacatte, Camille D’Arienzo, RSM, and even Pope Francis(!) — by taking a little visit to Loyola Press’ Arts and Faith blog. Share [Read More...]

Perspectives: Catholic News for 11/19/13

I just discovered a terrific resource from Salt + Light Media that I’m going to start sharing on a regular basis. “Perspectives” is a brief news update on top events in the Catholic world: Video Link Today’s news includes: – Pope Francis is the most talked about person on the planet – Cardinal Joseph Zen [Read More...]

Note to Self: Call Grandma & Thank Pope Francis

The Saints were not superhuman.  They were people who loved God in their hearts, and who shared this joy with others.

Need a little kick in the pants today to remember that old adage, “Charity begins at home”? Then read today’s first reading from 2 Maccabees and then watch the video summary of Pope Francis’ homily today: In typically eloquent yet understandable fashion, our Holy Father reminds us of the importance of treating our elderly loved [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 11/8/13: Catching Up & Helping Out

SmallestAct

I’ve missed our “Sweet Tweets” for the past month while I was traveling. They are always a terrific way to stay on top of breaking Catholic news. And today it’s no surprise that with so much happening in the world, including Typhoon Haiyan, that our list keeps getting updated. Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister [Read More...]

Are You a Missionary? @Pontifex Ponderings

shutterstock_86828581

In his morning tweet today, Pope Francis thanked missionaries who “quietly work hard”: I thank all missionaries, men and women who quietly work hard for the Lord and their brothers and sisters. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) November 4, 2013 His tweet got me to thinking about the question, “Am I a missionary?” When you look [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X