Seeing and Believing: Recognizing Christ amid Social Inequalities

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Today’s gospel for the Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle, always hits me across the head like a two by four. In my personal reading of the near climax of John’s gospel, I envision myself as Thomas. My friends have had the good fortune of seeing the risen Christ. I’m Thomas, probably off doing something very [Read More...]

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#LaudatoSi: The Encyclical, The Movie?

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This was launched over a week ago, but somehow with all of yesterday’s mania over Laudato Si, it’s funnier than ever: What do you think? Are we allowed to have a little fun with this. You can probably guess my favorite part: the Holy Father tweeting! [Read more...]

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Vatican’s Msgr. Tighe on Proclaiming (or not) Catholicism in 2025

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A must-watch ten minute fascinating address by Msgr Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, on how we will be “proclaiming the Word in 2025″: I love the focus on how we, as Church, will “be present” in an age of ever-evolving technology. Msgr. Tighe reminds us that, “We communicate to form relationships.” [Read More...]

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When the News is A Call to Action: Top Catholic Tweets for 3/27/15

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As always, the news of the week leads me into prayer. There is something about these waning days of Lent which has my heart aligned so fully with those who are suffering and in pain. I recall as a young girl that at our Catholic school we used a Stations of the Cross booklet which [Read More...]

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Homeless Receive Special Invite to Experience the Sistine Chapel

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From Vatican Radio today, a beautiful outreach to the poor of Rome. I have personally never had the chance to experience the Sistine Chapel, but it makes my heart smile to know that the Vatican will welcome 150 souls to have that special treat. The Office of Papal Charities has organized a special visit to [Read More...]

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What’s “News”? Top Catholic Tweets for the Week of 02/07/15

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Just about every week, we bring you a weekly feature that includes the top news and information as shared on Twitter and is of import in the Catholic realm. These tweets are compiled by John Clem, O.F.S., who does a masterful job of keeping us all “in the loop” about what’s happening in the Church. [Read More...]

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Mourning Kristel Padasas and Celebrating #PopeFrancisPH – Sweet Tweets for 01/17/15

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I was prepared this morning to write about how wonderful it has been to watch Pope Francis’ visits this past week to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. What a blessing to see the joy with which he has been greeted by people whose faith is so alive and vibrant. Certainly there has been news this [Read More...]

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Which “Master” Am I Serving? – Sweet Tweets for 12/19/14

In his tweet for this week, Pope Francis sent a message that is helpful to remember during the busy Christmas season: Today, as I worry about Christmas presents to purchase and holiday parties to dress up for, I’m asking myself if I’ve misplaced my priorities, if I’m serving the wrong “master”. While my intentions for [Read More...]

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Avoiding the Sins of the Media

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Have you sat down and watched television lately? I mean, really, truly watched it? I’d guess that I’ve spent approximately ten hours in the last month watching TV. That figure comes from my estimated five hours of watching my favorite show, Survivor, and five hours of sitting next to my husband working while he watches football. [Read More...]

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Saintly Souls — Sweet Tweets for 11/2/14

Since last week’s Sweet Tweets, I’ve been on the move. From Dallas, to Chicago, to Baltimore, to Morgan Hill in my home state of California. Each of those experiences deserves a blog post of its own. But today, mellowing out to my Matt Maher Pandora channel in front of a quiet fire in anticipation of [Read More...]

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