Sweet Tweets for 4/04/14 — The Good News

Welcome back to Sweet Tweets – after a few weeks off, I’m happy to have John’s great roundup of news we can use from the past week. This is an exciting time for the Church, with us in the thick of Lent, our Bishops so active, “Noah” mania, the Queen and Francis visiting, and the [Read More...]

Text of Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s Homily from #Bordermass

Thanks to my friends at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for sharing this on their Facebook page: Cardinal Seán’s homily in Nogales, Arizona today for the #BorderMass remembering immigrants who have lost their lives and for immigration reform: For 20 years I worked in Washington D.C. with immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and from [Read More...]

#Bordermass – USCCB and Bishops Take Immigration Reform to Social Media

Did you hear about today’s “Border Mass” when you were at your parish this weekend? Just curious. I’m guessing that many didn’t, which is why I think it’s terrific that the USCCB team is working overtime to employ social media to share this experience with the faithful around the world. In short, here’s an overview [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 3/15/14 — The Anniversary Edition

Thank you to John Clem for making this weekly feature possible! Papal Tweet:  Please pray for me. (Pope Francis, March 13th 1 Year Annniversary) Pope Francis invited to address a joint session of Congress (The Washington Post) http://ow.ly/uzChK  The Rev. Jim Martin muses over merging Jesus’s spiritual and historical personas – The Washington Post http://ow.ly/unolO  [Read More...]

Learn about the “Water for the World” Act Today

When I blogged earlier today about the drought situation and our Lenten prayers, I had no idea about the following online discussion that is happening TODAY in just less than an hour. If you’re free – be sure to check it out! I’ll include the full press release below for your information. Please join Catholic [Read More...]

Thriving in a “Shared Parish”

The following press release from the USCCB caught my eye today. Perhaps that’s because I worship in what the release refers to as a “shared parish”, or a church where “two or more languages or cultural contexts are present in the ministerial life of a parish.” Friday night brought this home for me. I arrived [Read More...]

Another Perspective on #Ashtag Selfies

Love this very thoughtful video from Matt Kilmurry of the USCCB’s Department of Communications: [Read more...]

Holy Land Gathering of Bishops – “Officials: Become Leaders of Hope”

News from the USCCB of an important meeting of Bishops this week in Israel, aimed at finding solutions to bring lasting peace for the Holy Land: WASHINGTON—Bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America, gathered in the Holy Land for an annual meeting, said that hope is needed to bring lasting peace to the Holy [Read More...]

USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit

You may have heard in the media this week about the ACLU’s suing of the USCCB  on behalf of Tamesha Means. Here is a press release just send out by the USCCB in response: USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit Church urges respectful, compassionate care for pregnant women and their children ACLU claims ‘baseless’ [Read More...]

Second Collection Will Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Victims

News is out this week from the USCCB on the upcoming “Second Collection” to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines: The U.S. bishops expressed their solidarity with the people of the Philippines after the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan in a letter to the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The bishops [Read More...]


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