Top Catholic Tweets for 05/08/15

Top Catholic Tweets for 05/08/15 May 8, 2015

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This week marks the final installment of Top Catholic Tweets here at my blog. It is moving over to its rightful “home” with its author John Clem now serving as its host. It’s been an amazing opportunity to share this feature with you each week and to see firsthand the news of the world and our Church from a “tweeted” perspective. It’s proven to me time and time again the value of Twitter and the impact each of us can have when we employ social media tools to share the Good News. Keep tweeting friends! And see you next week at John’s Call to Holiness blog.

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

Top Catholic Tweets May 8th, 2015

  • Papal Tweet:  “The love of Christ fills our hearts and makes us always able to forgive!”  (Pope Francis May 2nd)
  • Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero inspires parishioners in Washington, D.C. (CNS)
  • Blessed Junipero Serra and his critics (CNS)
  • Pope defends Blessed Serra, prays for missionary zeal in Americas (CNS)
  • Beauty of God’s creation in Navarre (Northern Spain) Iñaki Tejerina
  • NEW App:  Be My Eyes, the app that lends blind people a pair of eyes (Rome Reports)
  • Special Delivery for the Pope: Children write letters, calling for violence to stop (Rome Reports)
  • Every Catholic needs to learn the works of mercy, Francis tells Cursillo members (Catholic Herald)
  • U2’s Bono Explains Why Jesus Must Have Been God | ChurchPOP
  • Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia – The Daily Progress
  • Martin Sheen fulfills father’s dream, receives University of Dayton degree + video speech
  • Fr. Robert Barron praises new documentary — Media Apostle: The Father James Alberione Story
  • One parish’s attempt to go green | National Catholic Reporter
  • The Cross of Infertility – NaPro Technology (Catholic Digest)
  • Documentary on Thomas Merton marks centennial of his birth | American Catholic
  • Catholics and Lutherans looking ahead to Reformation’s 500th anniversary (Vatican Radio)
  • Pope Francis supports peace education in schools (Vatican Radio)
  • Actor Joe Mantegna to receive Saint Pio Award (Deacon Greg Kandra – Patheos)
  • ‘Drinking with the Saints’ – new book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits :: (CNA)
  • Pope Francis meets the Harlem Globetrotters and made honorary member (Vatican Radio)
  • Pope Francis blesses image of children killed in Maryland fire :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
  • Pope Francis: marriage inscribed in creation (Vatican Radio)
  • Pakistan: Muslim and Christian leaders come together for religious harmony (Vatican Radio)
  • Sacred Steel/Jazz/Blues: The Second Coming of Randolph, Medeski’s – The Word (great version of Glory Glory) (CNN)
  • French court orders removal of John Paul II statue from town square (Vatican Radio)
  • Pope on 70th anniversary of end of WWII: May humanity learn from past mistakes (Rome Reports)
  • U.S. priest lives with ‘suffering Christ’ at U.N. base in South Sudan (CNS)
  • Pope Francis recognizes two martyrs in Laos and approves canonization of Junipero Serra (Rome Reports)
  • Police Create Image of Jesus as a Child (age 12) Using Shroud of Turin, Computer Forensics (Yahoo/GMA)
  • Fortnight for Freedom in U.S Church (Vatican Radio)
  • Video: Celebrating 25 Years of Encounter (Franciscan Mission Service)
  • Pope Francis to meet Raul Castro ahead of Cuba visit (CNS)
  • National Day of Prayer: 5 facts about prayer (Pew Research Center)
  • Cafeteria Catholicism at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast? (John Gehring – National Catholic Reporter)
  • (QUIZ) What religious order would you belong to if you lived in the Medieval times? (Catholic Link)
  • How the church under Pope Francis could change hearts and minds over the death penalty (The Washington Post)
  • Fr. Gerry Creedon: TPP would fast-track injustice around the world (Richmond Times Dispatch)
  • Incredible Story of How St. John of the Cross’s Papers Survived the Spanish Civil War -Aleteia
  • Vatican blasts Muhammad cartoons as pouring ‘gasoline on the fire’ | Crux
  • Saving the language Jesus spoke (CNS)
  • World Fairs: from Pius IX to Paul VI (Vatican Radio)

Mother’s Day

  • Mamma Mia – Perfectly in God’s Design, as Seen in a Short Video « Archdiocese of Washington
  • Our Lady’s University Offers Tender Tribute to Mothers (Lisa Hendey –
  • Honor your mother with gifts that keep giving for Mother’s Day from Catholic Relief Services
  • Mother’s Day resources: e-cards, prayers (American Catholic)

Jubilee Year of Mercy

  • Jubilee calendar includes events for all types of pilgrims (Rome Reports)
  • Check out Calendar of the Jubilee Year of Mercy (Rome Reports)
  • Pope Francis’ Prayer for Jubilee Year of Mercy (Vatican Radio)
  • Rome prepares for Holy Year of Mercy – with ice cream (CNA)

Year of the Consecrated Life

  • Year of the Consecrated Life: 5 Things I’ve Learned About Holiness In the Convent (Sr. Theresa Noble, DSP)
  • Year of the Consecrated Life: Irish nuns connect to the world via web (CNS)
  • Year of the Consecrated Life: Christ remains at heart of religious life (The Catholic Register)
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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