Tag: Facebook

The End is Near! Life as We Know it Ends ...

On March 30th.  It’s the day me and some of the ChicagoNow bloggers will be freaking out.  Why?  Facebook has decided to convert all pages to it’s new “timeline.” I “previewed” my Being Catholic … Really page the other day and just about died!  First of all, it’s way too busy on the eyes and... Read more »

Bumper to Bumper on the Communication Highway

Navigating social media when you’re not exactly a twenty-something (*cough*) can be a challenge.  Because of my blog, I’ve learned to use WordPress,  Facebook, twitter, TweetDeck and Google +!  Whew!  Stand back.  I think my brain is going to explode! My biggest problem (outside of writing every day) is managing my news feeds.  The communication highway can... Read more »

Religion Versus Retail: How Are You Preparing for Advent?

“You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” Today’s Gospel contains some very powerful words, but I don’t think I know a Christian or Catholic who hasn’t experienced some kind of hatred for their beliefs.  I... Read more »

Three Hundred and Sixty Five

Today’s Gospel talks about all of us being invited to the wedding.  It will take a lifetime to prepare, but not all of us will do that.  I heard a priest say recently that the scariest words in the Bible from our Lord are, “I do not know you.” Today marks my 365th article, here at... Read more »

Are We Really Selling Our Souls to Mark Zuckerman?

Reading the Tribune’s article about whether we are selling our souls to Mark Zuckerberg got me thinking about Facebook in general.  I think it’s pretty funny that people are complaining and threatening to shut down their accounts when, uh, the service is free! I wouldn’t be on Facebook if I wasn’t doing this blog, so I’m kind... Read more »

Why Do You Call Me Lord, But Not Do What I Command?

Beloved: This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I am the foremost. But for that reason I was mercifully treated, so that in me, as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an example for those who would come to... Read more »

My New Favorite Saint!

I was introduced to St. Isidore of Seville by one of my readers on Facebook.  I asked if there was a technical saint and believe it or not St. Isidore of Seville is the Patron Saint of the Internet!  Who knew? So how does a guy born approximately in 560 and die in 636 become... Read more »

He Prayed For Us

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying: “Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me, and I guarded them, and none of them... Read more »

Facebook And the Catholic Church

To  promote my blog, I was encouraged to use Facebook, something I had no intentions of ever doing.  My daughter helped me set it up and I’m still in the learning process. I decided not to use my maiden name and I delete the strangers’ request for “friendship.”  One guy sent me a lengthy message on... Read more »