Sweet Tweets for 7/18/14 — Praying for Peace and Healing

John Clem shares: "We have a big free concert in Charlottesville called Fridays After 5, and started an evangelical effort called Downtown Dominicans where we passed out rosaries and sang hymns.  Here is Brother Athenasius handing a rosary to an young woman inquiring about Catholic Faith.  These young brothers started this effort at Washington DC Metro Stations, and brought it to Charlottesville during the Summer.  Wishing them well as they continue their studies at the Dominican House at Catholic University studying for the priesthood."

From my hilltop “office” in the Catskills, it’s easy to feel far removed from the news. We don’t have a phone here and I’ve been trying to limit my elective media use as this experience is almost retreat-like in nature. But this past week’s events including the strife in the Middle East, the typhoon, the [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 2/21/14 — The Peace Praying Edition


So much world news can change, shift and evolve during the course of a week. Just last week, I woke up to a tweet from Pope Francis exhorting us to #Prayforpeace in South Sudan and Central African Republic. Then throughout this week we’ve watched as conflict brewed in Ukraine and Venezuela. It seems for now [Read More...]

Papal Peace Prayers Extend to Ukraine


With violence in Ukraine playing out in the past few days resulting in the deaths of at least 26, Pope Francis used the occasion of today’s General Audience to invoke an end to violence in the region: At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis called for peace in the Ukraine: “With a worried soul I [Read More...]