Sweet Tweets for 3/07/14 — Walking with Christ Joyfully

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Even though it’s only been two days, a Friday seems not only the perfect day for Sweet Tweets, but also a perfect day to reflect back upon how our Lent has been going so far. Perhaps, like me, you’ve already played the mental game of “I don’t really need to fast from xyz after all [Read More...]

Pope Francis Continues to Urge Prayers for Central African Republic

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In a new video out today, Rome Reports emphasizes Pope Francis’ concern for the people of the Central African Republic: In the past few weeks, Pope Francis has constantly kept one fragile country in his thoughts, the Central African Republic. POPE FRANCIS URBI ET ORBI DECEMBER 25 “Grant peace, dear Child, to the Central African Republic, often [Read More...]

Consistory for the Family: Facing the Realities of “Family”

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Coming from the Vatican today, we have an overview of the opening moments of this week’s extraordinary consistory for the family. The day began with an opening address from Pope Francis: Dear brothers, I extend a warm greeting to you all and, with you, I thank the Lord who has given us these days of [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 2/09/14 — The Sunday Coast to Coast Edition

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If you’re paying attention to this little space on the web, you’ll note that I’ve been largely absent this week. Since Sweet Tweets was published last Friday, I’ve traveled eight hours by car to San Diego with my husband Greg to join him at a medical conference, and then flown across country to join a [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 1/31/14 – Making Christian Unity a Priority

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Thank you to John Clem for making this weekly feature possible! Details of Pope Francis’ Visits to the Holy Land | Franciscan Monastery http://ow.ly/t9udr  Papal Tweet: “Let us pray for Christian unity. There are so many beautiful things which unite us.” (Pope Francis Jan. 28th) NEWS: Biblical Discovery: 4,000 year old tablet reveals Noah’s Ark [Read More...]

World Communications Day Message 2014: Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter

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I’ll be back later in the day to blog about what this particular document means to me, but for now, I simply invite you to read it in full here. If you hear a loud “Amen” being shouted from a room in Boston, that’s just me. LMH MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 48TH WORLD [Read More...]

Pope Francis to Meet with President Obama

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CNN has announced an upcoming March 27th meeting between Pope Francis and President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time on March 27 at the Vatican, the White House announced Tuesday. Obama’s visit with the leader of the Roman Catholic Church will be part of a larger European [Read More...]

Pope Francis, Eli, the New York Times and Humility

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One of the best things about living in a hotel room for two weeks in Boston is having both the Boston Globe and the New York Times discreetly dropped next to your door each morning. So this morning, I rose to the hard copy of the NY Times’ article (which had been posted online yesterday) [Read More...]

Not Sneaking Out, but Pope Francis WAS a Bouncer

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Evangelii Gaudium Day One: A JOY EVER NEW, A JOY WHICH IS SHARED

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Happy New Year! If you’re Catholic and you’re reading this, my greeting makes sense as we find one another on the eve of the first day of a new liturgical year and celebrating the dawn of a new Advent. I love Advent. That wasn’t always the case… In my younger years, Advent’s seemingly penitential nature [Read More...]


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