Author Archives: John Clem

Archbishop Charles Chaput visits UVA

  We were very honored to have a visit in Charlottesville from Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Cap., on February 18th, as a speaker at the St. Anshelm Institute for Catholic Thought at the University of Virginia.  Archbishop Chaput gave a … Continue reading

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Cold Hard Truth — March for Life 2014

It was a cold five degrees today in Washington, D.C. for the 41st Annual March for Life, but that did not dampen the enthusiam for tens of thousands of people from across America advocating for the dignity of life from … Continue reading

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Catholic App Roundup for 2013

  There were a number of new and updated Catholic Apps that were released this year that you may find useful to add to your mobile device: The Pope App – FREE (Apple & Droid)  Many features that give information … Continue reading

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WWJD = What Would Jesus Drive

  I am a big fan of automobiles, and have always kept up with the latest innovations in the auto industry.  I have always wanted to drive an exotic supercar, but am content to motor around town in my 2005 … Continue reading

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Angels in My Hair

  Have you started to read a really good book, and not wanted to put it down.  Well, this is one of those books that is addictive to read, and kept me up later than usual on recent nights.  Angels … Continue reading

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Greater Good Technology – NEW ministry

Greater Good Technology is a new ministry developed by Catholic Web Services to help give disadvantaged people access & training in technology.  We have developed a successful pilot program here in our hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Greater Good Technology’s program aims … Continue reading

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Laura Ingraham at UVA Law

Laura Ingraham came to the University of Virginia Law School as an alumnus to speak about her work and experience in law and politics from a very personal perspective.   Laura was invited by The Federalist Society for Law Public … Continue reading

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Holy Journey Home

 St Anthony Shrine On my drive back to Virginia from Boston’s Catholic New Media Conference, I seemed to be guided by the Holy Spirit on a pilgrimage that I was not expecting.  Starting my day on Monday with 7am Mass, … Continue reading

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Priestfield: A retreat for Listening, Awakening, and Mission

I attended the annual retreat of the St. Margaret of Cortona region of the Secular Franciscan Order at the beautiful Priestfield Pastoral Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia this past weekend.  Our retreat was led by Fr. Gene Pistacchio, OFM, who … Continue reading

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Franciscan Earth Corps – a new ministry

Franciscan Earth Corps The Franciscan Earth Corps is a new ministry for young adults (ages 18-35) fostering Franciscan Spirituality in action for social & ecological justice in caring for God’s creation.  On September 20-22, forty young people gathered at the … Continue reading

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