Scripture accounts of the Ascension of the Lord, tell us that before Jesus ascended into heaven he gave his disciples and all who would come after them a simple and far-reaching mission: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 20:19) He also assured them and us with this promise: “Know that I am […]

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In his message for the 51st World Communications Day (May 28, 2017), Pope Francis challenged the media to share good news storylines that will communicate hope and trust to their readers. He said that hope and trust are remedies for the fear, malaise, and anxiety that many people in our society feel today. How do […]

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A Blessed Holy Week to You

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on March 22, 2016

in Catholic, Jubilee of Mercy

Dear Readers, As we enter into the experience of Holy Week during this Jubilee of Mercy Year, we pause to remember that all that we do and all that we are have special meaning because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We find hope and confidence, courage and wisdom in our Savior. […]

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Why Bother with Facebook?

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on May 26, 2015

in Catholic, Facebook, ministry

If you manage a Facebook Page for your ministry or organization, you may consider it a tedious task, an annoying responsibility you wish you could pass on to someone else, or just a waste of time. But someone expects you to do it, so you do. It could be your pastor or boss, your co-workers, […]

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An important step was taken last week in the effort to bring pastoral leaders into the 21st century when it comes to understanding and using electronic media channels and social media as part of their ministry. The Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola of Chicago held a launch event and panel presentation to celebrate their […]

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One in Five Americans Share Their Faith Online

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on November 11, 2014

in Catholic, Online Presence, technology

One in five Americans share their faith online according to a PEW Research Center survey on “Religion and Electronic Media” that was conducted during May and June 2014. Forty-six percent of U.S. adults see someone share their faith online in a typical week. Those who see faith shared online are believers and non-believers.

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