Happiness Doesn’t Have a Price Tag: @Pontifex Ponderings

In another of my ongoing series of posts responding to Pope Francis’ tweets, I thought I would muse a bit on this weekend’s gem, sent at 1:15 am Pacific time on Sunday, September 15: Seeking happiness in material things is a sure way of being unhappy. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 15, 2013 Ironically, the [Read More...]

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@Pontifex Ponderings: Is It a Beautiful Day in Your Neighborhood?

I’ve decided to start a little series here on the blog where I share my first impressions of our Holy Father, Pope Francis’ amazing tweets. For today, he shared: Sometimes it is possible to live without knowing our neighbours: this is not Christian. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 14, 2013 I have to share that [Read More...]

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Troll Management 101

If you’ve hung around social media circles lately, it’s likely that you’ve encountered one: a troll. These mythical creatures have become so prolific that they even have their own wikipedia entry: In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,[1] by posting inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online [Read More...]

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Receive a Text When @Pontifex Pope Francis Tweets

Because more than one person has asked today following my post this morning about Pope Francis’ recent tweet, here are some easy directions to receive a text whenever Pope Francis tweets. First, a simple illustration: And now, the official instructions: Turning on Tweet notifications from a specific person Via the web: Visit your Settings page. Click the Mobile tab. [Read More...]

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Mother Dolores Hart to participate in #ElvisWeek Hangout

Mother Dolores and Me!

Watching and learning from Mother Dolores Hart over the past few months has been so amazing. You might recall that back in June I had the opportunity to hear her speak a few times and to enjoy a meal with her. Mother’s spunk, her spirit, and her deep love for our faith continue to uplift [Read More...]

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Praying for Thomas: How the Internet Connects Us in Real Ways

If you’re online this morning (and yes, it’s still morning in California), you may have heard the news that our fellow blogger and social media evangelist Thomas Peters is in critical condition following a tragic swimming accident (Elizabeth has details here).  I hope you’ll join me in praying for his total healing, as well as [Read More...]

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Hilarious: A Facebook Update in Real Life

If you watch this and you laugh uproariously at every single “bit” perhaps — like me — you’re spending too much time of Facebook. But seriously, take a couple of minutes to watch… somehow laughing eases the pain. [Read more...]

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Join Us for a FREE Webinar on New Media & the New Evangelization

I’m so excited to be a part of a terrific, and FREE, webinar being sponsored by our friends at Ave Maria Press! I’ll include all of the details below – I do hope you can join us! Parishes, New Media, and the New Evangelization: A Roundtable Discussion In this edition of the Ave Maria Press [Read More...]

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Social Media’s Impact on the Boston Tragedy: A Faith Perspective

During my radio segment on this morning’s episode of the Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, my conversation with Brian took an interesting spin on the recent Boston Marathon tragedy and its aftermath. We are, of course, still waiting for the details of the investigation to unfold and as Americans, we seek to avoid [Read More...]

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