Tag Archive: @22Catholic

Nov 08

This blog is moving

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A few months ago, I heard about this great new initiative to combine a bunch of Catholic youth ministry blogs under one roof. Well the launch was Thursday November 7th, yesterday. I usually blog once a week near the beginning of the week but I delayed a great post I already wrote to appear right …

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Oct 01

My Twitter Account Was Suspended

I had my Twitter account suspended for a week

I just got my twitter account back after it was suspended about a week. The biggest thing I’ve learned is humility: life can go on without me and I can go on without twitter. Or maybe I didn’t learn the 2nd half; I started a new account since I was suspended. (You can now also …

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Sep 09

#ThanksPontifex for Francis’s First 6 months

ThanksPontifex basic

6 months ago we celebrated the last moments of Benedict’s Papacy by tweeting our gratitude with #ThanksPontifex. Now we approach Pope Francis’ 6 month anniversary; it’s Friday, September 13th. Discussing it briefly with a few twiends (friends on twitter), I thought doing another twitterstorm of gratitude was in order. Last time we did a twitterstorm …

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Jul 24

Using Twitter in Catholic Ministry

Twitter Cross

If social media is like the town square, Twitter is the center of the square while other social media is the restaurants and shops around the edge. Being a super-public forum, it is a great place to engage culture beyond your real-life friends. On twitter connecting to thousands or sending tons of messages is acceptable …

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Jun 19

7 Social Media Secrets in Catholic Youth Ministry

Hand holding a Social Media 3d Sphere

The goal of Catholic Youth Ministry is to help teens know and experience Christ. To do this we need to reach teens. But where are teens? Today many are on social media. Yet social media can seem daunting to those of us just a few years older. I figured I could offer some things that …

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Jun 04

Twitterstorm 3pm Friday, #ITrustinU for the Feast of the Sacred Heart

DM 2 ITrustinU copy

We all trust Jesus. Yet so many in the world fail to do so. This Friday is the Feast of the Sacred Heart, it’s a first Friday, and 3pm is the Great Hour of Mercy (according to St. Faustina). I noticed that the Sacred Heart and the Divine Mercy have a common root, they end …

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May 09

Tweet #PrayTheRosary this Saturday at 1pm EST

PrayTheRosary Twitterstorm

On May 3rd, Pope Francis tweeted: “It would be a good idea, during May, for families to say the Rosary together. Prayer strengthens family life.” When I read it, I said to myself, “I can promote the rosary, but how?” Since we organized the #ThanksPontifex twitterstorm a few months back, I figured we could try again. …

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Mar 16

#ThanksPontifex in the Media

thankspontifex late

I usually put more thought into my posts than this one. I figure this may interest some of you who were part of #ThanksPontifex. I just did a search of media and blog coverage and it seemed pretty wide. The Huffington Post has a great gallery. I put these in no particular order. Thanks for …

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Mar 05

Letter to our Pope Emeritus re: #ThanksPontifex

A promotional photo for #ThanksPontifex

Since we sent thousands of #ThanksPontifex messages, I doubt the Pope can read them all. Here’s the letter I sent him to summarize it and thank him. I dropped it off at the Vatican post office this afternoon. I include my original English and a German translation done by a friend which is what I …

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Mar 01

31,742 #ThanksPontifex Tweets

ThanksPontifex Trends 8pm feb28

I want to write this small note to thanks everyone who helped to thank our Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI with #ThanksPontifex. Topsy tells me we sent out 31,742 messages with the #ThanksPontifex hashtag, with 3,971 right at the hour he ceased to be Pope. At that point, #ThanksPontifex was trending 3rd in the USA. Many people with …

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Feb 23

#ThanksPontifex Twitter Storm – February 28, 7:45 UPDATED x2!

Benedict XVI

Updates at the bottom! (last: 3pm February 25) Pope Benedict has taught each of how to love Jesus just a little more. By resigning he is showing us humility. Let’s show our gratitude by starting a Twitter Storm when he steps down. I need lots of participation, we need to send off thousands of Tweets to …

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