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

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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...]

Sweet Tweets for 9/13/13 – Friday Fast: #PrayforPeace

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As we head into the weekend, I hope you’ll take time to catch up on these highlighted tweets from the past week, which again underscore the power of social media to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel and to propel the New Evangelization. Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services [Read More...]

Troll Management 101

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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...]

Sweet Tweets for 9/5/13 — Praying with Pope Francis for Peace in Syria

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With all that is happening in our world this week and with so many parishes and organizations preparing to hold prayer vigils for peace in Syria this weekend, John Clem has assembled our Sweet Tweets early. They contain many helpful resources to aid you in preparing for this significant weekend of prayer and fasting. Thanks [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/30/13 — God is Pure Mercy

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In a week that has been filled with challenging news and leading up to a long weekend, I hope you’ll enjoy taking some extra moments today for a roundup of all that’s gone on in the past seven days. I find myself continually grateful for our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who never ceases to amaze [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/23/13 — Pope Francis’ “Program for Life”

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Did your week pass by in a flurry of back to school, end of summer, cross things off the list busyness? Then you’ll want to take five minutes to explore all that happened with this week’s Sweet Tweets. They contain the sad, the challenging, the uplifting and the informative! Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister [Read More...]

Receive a Text When @Pontifex Pope Francis Tweets

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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...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/16/13 — The Way that Leads to Heaven

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How is it already Friday? In my personal life this week, I had a wonderful retreat with our parish staff on Wednesday and then a “mini-retreat” with yesterday’s celebration and Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The web was overflowing with goodness too, with much to take in and [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/9/13 – The Light of Faith

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This week saw lots of action on and offline. Our family is home enjoying the “dog days of summer” before the start of another school year. On Twitter this week, we witnessed the fact that the Vatican has yet to “ramp down” for the summer. Elsewhere around the web, things were equally as busy. Thanks to John [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets Roundup for 8/2/13 — From Rio to Rome

Sweet Tweets Roundup for 8/2/13 -- From Rio to Rome

Were you busy this week? Has August snuck up on you? Did you miss any of the closing events from World Youth Day? Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/), we’ve got a full recap of all of this week’s most important action both online and around the world. Enjoy! [Read More...]