Top Catholic Tweets for 05/01/15

Top Catholic Tweets for 05/01/15 May 1, 2015

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As I work on this weeks Top Catholic Tweets, I’ve got CNN on in the background and am watching coverage of the situation in Baltimore. This week, we have seen that city–and others around the country–erupt with emotion. Today’s announcement that six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray will surely prompt a variety of responses. We’re reminded to continue to pray not only for justice in our own country, but for those lives lost and shattered in Nepal. As we view the news this week, let’s remember that rather than simply being consumers of information, we must be prayer warriors.

Top Catholic Tweets for May 1, 2015

  • Papal Tweet:  “Amid so many problems, even grave, may we not lose our hope in the infinite mercy of God.” (Pope Francis April 30th)
  • Check out Crowdsource funding to support Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse (Billy Kangas – Patheos)
  • NEW Video: The Legacy of Cardinal Francis George [1937-2015] – (Fr. Robert Barron – Word On Fire)
  • Pulitzer Prize Awarded to “The Pope and Mussolini” by David I. Kertzer
  • Franciscan Media launches a tumblr website
  • (Quiz) Discover what Saint would like to be your friend! | Catholic Link
  • Archbishop Joseph Naumann Replaces Finn, Signalling Change in Missouri Diocese | (NCR)
  • Transhumanism: Would You Agree to an Upgrade of Your Brain and Body? (Dr. Eugene Gan – Aleteia)
  • Health and Mercy in Guyana (Catholic New Service)
  • Roman Run: 200 miles, 10 men, 1 mission – CNA Blog
  • Tech Tip: Wallpapers & Graphics shared every Monday from Word On Fire
  • Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document (The Washington Post)
  • Ask a Franciscan: Is It a Sin Not to Be ‘Green’? (Fr. Pat McCloskey, OFM – American Catholic)
  • High-level tweeting: Study confirms pope’s Twitter influence (CNS)
  • Archdiocese of Washington To Welcome Pope Francis – details of visit and sign-up for updates with FlockNote alerts
  • No to nuclear weapons, yes to nuclear technology – the Holy See’s stance :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
  • Worker’s Memorial Day April 28th (The Catholic-Labor Network)
  • Francis firmly backs equal pay for women, citing Christian ‘radical equality’ | National Catholic Reporter
  • Social Media Campaign: Mark Your Calendars: THANK A NUN DAY is May 5th |
  • In Sister Mary Ann Walsh, both the Church and the media had a friend (John Allen -Crux)
  • Circus sustains religious devotion (CNS)
  • Vatican will put the poor and aged in the VIP seats at its charity concert | Crux
  • Forum outlines strategies to end extreme poverty worldwide | National Catholic Reporter
  • NEW App: New Bible youth app launched in English & Spanish (Vatican Radio)
  • Pope Francis planning to visit Fatima in 2017, with 100th Anniversary (CNA)
  • Pope Francis appoints commission to reform Vatican media (
  • The Haunting Stories of 5 Saints Who Battled Demons | ChurchPOP
  • More Christ-centered Movies on the Way – Aleteia
  • Franciscan Media Announces Jean Vanier 2015 Book Debuts
  • Pope Francis’ latest gift: A drone – CNA Blog
  • Catholic Cuisine: Recipes for May ~ Month Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary + Herbs associated with Mary
  • SATIRE: New App CrapHom Locates Where Least Crappy Homily Going To Be Delivered In Area (Eye Of The Tiber)
  • In honor of May, the month of Mary: USCCB offering rosaries blessed by Pope Francis beginning May 4th
  • Seeking a soul mate: Scientists, leaders pin hopes on pope’s encyclical (CNS)
  • Parish Apps – Yes, there is now an App for That | Catholic Tech Talk | Catholic Tech Talk
  • @PCCS_VA: Share Your World Communications Day (May 17th) Resources with the Vatican (Lisa Hendey – Patheos)

Prayers for Nepal

  • Massive earthquake strikes Nepal – Pope Francis praying for victims (
  • Prayer for Nepal (Catholic Relief Services Resource Center)
  • CRS Donation webpage – Massive Earthquake in Nepal (Catholic Relief Services)
  • Facebook Safety Check Aids with #NepalEarthquake Info Flow (Lisa Hendey – Patheos)
  • Church aids earthquake victims in Nepal (

Prayers for Baltimore

  • Baltimore: Archbishop Lori calls for calm, dialogue (
  • Baltimore’s Riots & Rotting Apples (Fr. Leo Patalinghug – Grace Before Meals)
  • Positive news from Baltimore: 10 Images of the Baltimore Riots You Won’t See on TV (
  • Experience “Two Days in the Archdiocese of Baltimore” (The Catholic Review)

Year of the Consecrated Life

  • Year of the Consecrated Life: Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans Video Promo 2015
  • Year of the Consecrated Life: Meet Father Jack Welch (Order of Carmelites)
  • Year of the Consecrated Life – Franciscan Friars of the U.S. (Order of Friars Minor)

I’m grateful to my friend John Clem, O.F.S. for this week’s Top Catholic Tweets:

John Clem, O.F.S.

John Clem, O.F.S is the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services ( John is a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order, and loves to share his talents in faith, technology, and journalism in service to the church. John also writes a blog entitled Call To Holiness ( Follow John on Twitter at @Catholicwebs, on Facebook and at Google+.

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