Plenty of news to share from this past week including the news of Blessed Fr. Jacque Hamel named a martyr for the faith by Pope Francis. Let us all join together in a prayer for peace this coming Wednesday, special section on the World Day of Prayer for Peace. May you have a blessed week ahead!
Pax Et Bonum,
Top Catholic Tweets for September 16th:
- Papal Tweet: “Mercy can truly contribute to the building up of a more humane world.” (Pope Francis September 10, 2016)
- Pope Francis: assassinated French priest is a martyr and a blessed (America Magazine) ow.ly/Yqwg304d6Ej
- Brushed with faith – iconography (CNS) ow.ly/sdEz3043F3z
- The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really. (CNA) ow.ly/mX8A3045cgL
- Taxpayer Funding for Abortion: Hyde Amendment Needs Strengthening (National Review) ow.ly/aiXK3043FW4
- 1,000 march through Manhattan to remember Father Mychal Judge, the first recorded victim of 9/11 (America Magazine) ow.ly/qGcz3046bg7
- Tim Kaine claims Catholic Church could change on gay marriage (CNA) ow.ly/X4cZ3048srt
- Richmond Bishop responds to Tim Kaine’s statement on same-sex marriage (Aleteia.org) ow.ly/1V7u304bsQP
- FREE Resources for RCIA (The Coming Home Network) ow.ly/MU3l3048y6u
- Pope Francis approves establishment of day of prayer for abuse survivors (CatholicHerald) ow.ly/ceN43048HnF
- UN event hails Mother Teresa for seeing that ‘Calcutta is everywhere’ (Crux/CNS) ow.ly/eevh304agQq
- Effort made to preserve historic property of St. Katherine Drexel (The Catholic Virginian) ow.ly/NaMw304ajt0
- Military archdiocese gets creative in recruiting Catholic chaplains (CNS) ow.ly/grAo304altK
- Indiana mana makes statement with shrine to Holy Family (Crux/AP) ow.ly/9IWw304aP1Z
- Vatican Confirms: Pope Francis’ letter to Argentine bishops on Amoris Laetitia is authentic (Aleteia) ow.ly/Oi3j304aRL2
- Minnesota woman lit prayer candle daily for 27 years for missing boy (CNS) ow.ly/nuye304aSGE
- Diocese, Franciscans pay $900K to settle child sex abuse claims (Crux/AP) ow.ly/G8gD304aU0O
- Middle Eastern Christians — Solidarity with Them against Genocide, Even in Washington (National Review) ow.ly/AbmX304bD6j
- Padre Pio shows the Church can be democratic after all (John Allen – Crux) ow.ly/22fw304cEbI
- Want authenticity? Turn off your cell phone, Pope Francis says (CNA) ow.ly/LE94304cEkR
- Cardinal Turkson’s Address on Pope’s Vision of Social Market Economy (ZENIT) ow.ly/7LJu304cEUZ
- Cardinal says group’s ‘deceptive’ ads promote abortion as ‘a social good’ (CNS) ow.ly/yFFr304e2wv
- Archbishop Lori slams ‘reckless’ comments by civil rights chair (CNA) ow.ly/s2c4304eSpK
- Virginia Catholic Conference releases 2016 side-by-side comparing two presidential candidates’ positions on issues ow.ly/JUoM304f4cx
- Pope amends canon law to show sensitivity to Eastern churches (Crux) ow.ly/fsf5304fhzS
- Study puts dollar value of organized religion in the U.S. at $1.2 trillion (CNS) ow.ly/8xHR304f8Gd
- Feast of Our Lady of the Garden (Terra Santa News – Christian Media Center) ow.ly/7FVb304d0jD
- Why Archbishop Chaput thinks the US presidential candidates are ‘very bad news’ (CNA) ow.ly/4TIy304ggaJ
- St. Thomas More’s hats – and other relics – coming soon to DC’s JPII Shrine (CNA) ow.ly/Ef8c304ggmk
- 40 Days for Life — September 28th to November 6th ow.ly/nTVh304e5M2
- Mel Gibson Reveals Title for “Passion of the Christ” Sequel (ChurchPOP) ow.ly/z982304dt2B
- Saint Francis: Our Model of Mercy (American Catholic) ow.ly/VXeG304ghM8
- The nativity show from the creators of the Muppets (CNA) ow.ly/ETJL304fkr0
- So, what if we attach a GoPro to the Compostelan Botafumeiro? (Aleteia) ow.ly/FuYe304e29H
- Benedictines say their fresh-baked spice cookies have ‘heavenly’ scent (CNS) ow.ly/R8wB304gfpJ
World Day of Prayer for Peace – 30th Anniversary (September 21st)
- Pope’s inter-faith summit in Assisi belongs to an ongoing revolution (John Allen – Crux) ow.ly/8oYu304fecl
- Pope in Assisi: ‘thirst for peace’ 30 years from 1st Day of Prayer (News.va) ow.ly/e3nQ304arcS
- Pope Francis will pray in Assisi for peace with representatives of nine religions (Rome Reports) ow.ly/VThF304cIAY
Prayer for Peace by St. John XXIII, O.F.S.
Lord Jesus Christ,
who are called the Prince of Peace,
who are yourself our peace and reconciliation,
who so often said, “Peace to you,”
grant us peace.
Make all men and women witnesses of
truth, justice, and brotherly love.
Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.
Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee
and defend the great gift of peace.
May all peoples of the earth becomes as brothers and sisters.
May longed-for peace blossom forth
and reign always over us all.
Top Catholic Tweets are compiled weekly by John Clem, O.F.S. who is the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services (http://catholicws.com/). 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’s blog is entitled Call To Holiness (http://www.calltoholiness.us/). Follow John on Twitter at @Catholicwebs, on Facebook and at Google+ .