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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Wa Habibi – Good Friday hymn in Arabic

Ever since I heard “Wa Habibi,” this Good Friday hymn has become one of my favorite songs. Arabic music has beautiful melodic qualities, and is part of our musical ancestry … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stereotypes Broken: ‘Axis of Evil’ Comedy

Need a laugh today? I’ve been wanting to share some funny bits with you – the standup comedy of a Middle-Eastern native who’s trying to break stereotypes. And Catholics, let’s … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marshall McLuhan’s Holy Week & Conversion

Holy Week – the week known for its especially rich liturgies and devotions, is upon us. For many Catholics, Holy Saturday’s Easter Vigil Mass is the ‘favorite’ Mass of the … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Surprises from Pope Francis, Cardinal Tagle, and more!

Surprises, surprises! Just a few inspiring surprises from this week: Pope Francis celebrated Mass for his gardeners His Holiness once again recognized the workers in his midst by sneaking up … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis in the global theater [MMM follow-up]

Reflecting on Marshall McLuhan’s words concerning the Church’s relevancy in our connected world (“global theater”), last Monday I wrote: Whomever the good cardinals choose, I pray that our new pope … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Wow, wow, wow.” Fr. Stan Fortuna’s excited about Pope Francis – enjoy!

Um, I think this pope-loving Franciscan friar is somewhat excited about Pope Francis, yeah? Follow Fr. Stan on Twitter for great quotes from our new “Papa Francesco.”

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fun, Inspiring Bits about Pope Francis

This morning, I had a premonition about the new pope picking the name Francis. “Hmm…” I thought, “I guess he would be the first Francis! That would be cool.” From … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 7 Comments

Are the Church and pope relevant in a global theater? [Marshall McLuhan Monday] + Cardinal Dolan

Are the pope and the Church irrelevant? Mainstream news analysts, talk show hosts, bloggers, and the like, have been offering a plethora of answers to this question over the past … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

More (Reliable) Sources for Papal Conclave Updates

Habemus datam! (We have a date!) As we enter into the week of the conclave, prepare for another tidal wave of ignorance about the Catholic Church from mainstream media. (Hey, … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sneak Peeks: “3 Minute Catechism” videos!

Remember the 3 Minute Catechism project that I introduced a few weeks ago? Now, we have English-language sneak peeks of several episodes, thanks to Fr. Johannes! Episode 3 – Opinion, … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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