Presider vs. Photog Smackdown: Every Bride’s Nightmare

I ran across this video today and had a little flashback to my own wedding, which was quite simple by today’s standards. You’ve got to watch this drama unfold: Popular opinion seems to be that the “priest” (which I don’t think he’s a Catholic priest, because of the collar and the fact that they wedding [Read More...]

Giving: I Dare You to Watch This and Not Cry

It’s gone viral, with close to six million views since being published on Youtube on 9/11: Video Link I’ve been thinking today about why films like this that show the amazing capacity of simple acts of love and generosity are so incredibly compelling. How many times per day do we walk past opportunities to be [Read More...]

THIRST 2013: Compelling Video Promo Invites You to Join Cardinal Dolan in Diocese of Bismarck

New out from the Diocese of Bismarck is a stirring promotional video for their upcoming THIRST Eucharistic Conference, to be held October 25-27. Find details on the event here. I ask you to take two minutes and watch the following promotional video. I guarantee you that you will be moved and impacted emotionally by the [Read More...]

My Baby, Rocking Twice as Hard

Jazz Adam

Just because I’m a proud mom, and because I think this is pretty cool, I’m sharing my Adam’s latest music video: Video Link Adam is a passionate fan of traditional Irish and Scottish music. He’s actually pretty passionate about music in general. My house is constantly filled with the stuff – whether he’s jamming on [Read More...]

Cardinal Wuerl on TMZ – Weird Conclave News of the Day

Cardinal Wuerl

First, just fyi I’m planning a big LA Congress roundup post later today with tons of photos, so stay tuned. In the mean time, I’m busy digging out of my email inbox, where I found this little gem that just must be shared. His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, the sixth and current Archbishop of Washington, [Read More...]

How to Become Pope… at Least According to Youtube

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With close to half a million views in just one day, this eye-catching video is proof that many are obviously using tools like these to learn about and share the process of electing our new pope. Of interest are the comments, which reflect what we’re up against in the New Evangelization. [Read more...]

Les Miserables Medley – One Man Orchestra Cover

Albert Chang

Because we need something today to make us smile and remind us of beauty, I present my son Eric’s friend Albert Chang, with his “One Man Orchestra Cover” of the music of Les Miserables. All of the music you hear in this piece was recorded by Albert. He’s amazingly talented, and also a very cool [Read More...]

KNXT TV: The Church and Social Media, Part 2 — Bishops and Bloggers

Forum for a Better Understanding

Yesterday, I shared with you Part 1 of the two part series recently recorded by KNXT in the Diocese of Fresno, featuring my friend Carson Weber and me speaking on the basics of Catholic social media. Remember that the emphasis in these programs is on giving an overview and also introducing basic concepts to people who may [Read More...]

KNXT TV: The Church and Social Media, Part 1

Forum for a Better Understanding

Today, I’m happy to share the first of two television episodes recently recorded in my home Diocese of Fresno at our diocesan owned television station, KNXT. My fellow guest for this program is the always awesome Carson Weber. Carson and I met with “Forum for a Better Understanding” host Jim Grant for two episodes on [Read More...]

The YouTube Video They Should Have Shown at the Synod

Synod Rave

My feeds are awash this morning with reports of the anti-Muslim video shown on Saturday evening at the Synod on the New Evangelization. Find the details at the Vatican’s own news site, which calls the video “fear-mongering” stating, “Scary music, stark white words on a black background and the warning that dropping fertility rates in [Read More...]


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