DOMOMAP: Defense of My Own Marriage Action Plan

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I’d like to weigh in on the big news of today in my own way, since I lack the insight, eloquence and also the guts of some of my fellow Patheos bloggers. There are so many educated insights floating around, so rather than blogging today I spent my day praying about what — if anything [Read More...]

Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers – Unpacking #MACongress

Responsive texting system used at Mid-Atlantic Congress

After a week full of weather-related travel delays, the participants of this year’s Mid-Atlantic Congress were thrilled to arrive in Baltimore. The event opened on the afternoon of March 7, 2013 with a lively introduction and prayer service which set the perfect tone for the days to follow. One interesting feature at this year’s Mid-Atlantic [Read More...]

When Violence Divides Us

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I’ve already mentioned here on the blog how challenging, in fact heart-wrenching, it can be to try to blog in the aftermath of tragedies like last week’s devastation in Connecticut. Yesterday, I was reminded personally how swift the transition from national outrage to finger pointing can really be. It’s not surprising, perhaps, that in the [Read More...]

Random Thoughts on a Rainy Friday

The view from my office today: Soggy!

True confessions time: rain depresses me. Actually, “depresses” is not really the right word — but “dampens my spirits” seems too silly to say. Regardless, unlike others in my family who love the lack of Fresno heat and her sun that withers our raisins, when it starts raining I feel like curling up in bed [Read More...]

#TweetingBishops #FundingFriday #MeatlessFriday & Other Friday Trends

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It’s 6:51 am in Fresno, California, dawn barely cresting and I’ve already had what feels like a full day of productive social networking. To bring you up to date on a few trending items: #TweetingBishops – They seemed to really pick up the pace this week in Baltimore, adding several new actively tweeting spiritual shepherds [Read More...]

#USCCB12 – USCCB General Assembly from a Blogger’s Perspective

Catholic Bloggers with Bishop Oscar CantĂș

Friends, sorry for the “radio silence” here for the past few days. I am in Baltimore attending the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. During the daytime, I’m focusing my efforts on “live tweeting” the events, so here are some hashtags and twitter links if you’d like to follow along: [Read More...]


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