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THE TWEET HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

ShareUnless you’ve just come out from under a rock, you’ve probably seen a story—no, ten stories!—about Pope Benedict’s tweet. On June 29, the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, the Pope pushed the button on his iPad and—voila!—launched the much anticipated new Vatican website, news.va. I was among the Catholic bloggers who, at […]

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ROME, WITH A SMILE. It's Different There.

ShareFirst, a little laugh at my expense. I used to do conference and event planning.  Our guests were accustomed to finer things, and so we set out to give them “the best”—whatever that was.  Perhaps it meant that we had a special treat delivered to their rooms each day, when they were at the conference […]

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PILGRIMS DESCEND ON ROME FOR JPII BEATIFICATION: A Photo Montage

ShareThat was the week that was.  Five days of inspiring encounters, amazing introductions, challenging conversations. Attending the Beatification of Pope John Paul II, I met so many really interesting people from around the world.  From college students to backpacking nuns…. Polish families with young children to an elderly Slovakian couple….  Writers and reporters and editors […]

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A HEART FOR GOD: Remembering Blessed John Paul the Great

ShareOur family traveled to Europe for the first time in the Fall of 2000.  We motored through four or five countries—savoring the sights and scents of cities older than anything we’d ever seen in the United States, and marveling at majestic mountain ranges.   Our two-week road trip reached its apex in Rome—and more specifically, with […]

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[CREEPY MUSIC] – WHERE HAVE ALL THE BLOGGERS GONE?!

ShareIt’s the stuff of science fiction, of a dark and dreary Dean Koontz novel: Vatican Invites Bloggers to Rome; Blogosphere Falls Silent Where Is Everybody? One hundred and fifty of us converged upon the Eternal City this week and now, only a few hardy souls—those who can subsist on two hours of sleep per night—are […]

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