For those a little confused about the random letters strung together in the title, fear not. It’s not some new coded texting language, shorthand developed for a quick Skype or Google+ chat with friends or fancy way of writing a number in roman numerals.
It stands for: In Case You Missed It.
There’s been some pretty cool things in the world lately that don’t have to do with politics, economics or wars. Some of them are Catholic in nature, some are just pretty cool.
Grab your cup of coffee, diet coke or tea. Pull up a chair and get caught up on some rather unique headlines from the last week. I promise, you’ll sound so much smarter around the (figurative) water cooler (or xerox machine) as you go about your day.
Watch out, @Pontifex! Of course I’m kidding, but there is another group keen on using texts to help pray for those who have intentions. A group of Franciscan Friars have launched a new program, “Text a Prayer Intention to a Franciscan Friar” and are now accepting prayer intentions when you text the word “Prayer” to 306-44.
I think, though, that Pope Benedict will hold the record for the most impressive debut on Twitter gaining more than 2.5 million followers in eight different languages during his first month of Twitter. There’s still no telling if he’ll ever answer my question I tweeted to him – anyone have a clue?
Anyone know if the new translation of the Glory Be is used while praying the rosary? @pontifex?
— Elizabeth George (@Elizmgeorge) January 1, 2013
In our very own backyard, late Friday evening, a Travis county judge upheld the temporary injunction filed by Planned Parenthood to returning funding to the abortion provider.
— Texas Right to Life (@TXRightToLife) January 12, 2013
This means that the Women’s Health Program will continue to exclude abortion providers from the state’s funding. If you now anyone who could qualify for the program or is looking for more information, click here to find a nearby clinic.
On Friday, Blackstone Films released a video promoting the March For Life in Washington D.C. The video features President Barack Obama’s speech from the press conference for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in December.
I don’t know about you, but that’s an epic commercial for an epic day. If you can’t make it out to Washington D.C., check out our very own Texas Rally For Life or check out the activities and schedule here.
And, if you’re still looking for something quirky to share around the water cooler at work besides football scores and the Golden Globe award winners, this one may be for you.
Brandon Anderson created a census dotmap including every person accounted for in the 2010 US and 2011 Canadian censuses. There are 341,817,095 dots representing everyone. Find yourself!
Do you have any other cool stories from the last week? Share them in the comments below!