I've said before that celebrating communion via Twitter (to make "a
statement that we're prepared to embrace the technological revolution") seems
like an especially poor use of technology. But Lisa Nichols Hickman brings up a techno-sacramental innovation
that's at least somewhat more compelling.
Although I was raised in a preacher's household and have been a preacher myself for three decades, my own conversion happened gradually. I didn't even realize what I was going through until one of my parishioners told me that the congregation had been watching my conversion one Sunday, one sermon at a time.
Pope Francis has bestowed sainthood on two Palestinian nuns, Sisters Maria Baouardy and Mary Alphonsine Danil Ghattas. “The canonization of these two Palestinian saints is a spiritual high point for the inhabitants of the Holy Land,” said the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal. “The fact that Mariam and Marie Alphonsine, the first modern Palestinian saints, are both Arabs is a sign of hope for Palestine, for the entire Holy Land and the Middle East: holiness is always possible, even in a war-torn region” (RNS).