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

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

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

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

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

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

From Daniel Burke of Belief Blog at CNN: Video Link [Read more...]

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

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...]

Are You a Missionary? @Pontifex Ponderings

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...]

I’m Saving to Bid on a Holy Harley

Out from The Telegraph this weekend, news that Pope Francis intends to donate his recently received Harley Davidson motorcycle to benefit a Caritas-run soup kitchen: The motorbike presented to the Pope will be auctioned to raise money for refurbishment at the hostel and soup kitchen run by charity Caritas near Rome’s Termini station. Caritas Roma [Read More...]

Hey Pope Francis, Thanks for the Synod!

Fresh news this morning that Pope Francis has called for Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held in the Vatican from 5 to 19 October 2014, on the theme “The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization”. Rome Reports has an overview: Video Link Since it’s an ‘extraordinary [Read More...]


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