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Entries for October 2018

Dealing with Mental Illness as a Catholic
Dealing with Mental Illness as a Catholic I was working with a family this week who had mental illness and it was like looking in a mirror. I then thought I might surf the internet for a resource. Here is an article that I found on US Catholic which was written a while ago. I still feel it is relevant for today. I remember the late Fr....

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Our Personal Litany of the Saints for the Guild
Our Litany of Saints- Help Me Collect Them   Hello My Friends in Christ, While on my journey in building of the Apostolate, I have come across numerous saints that pertain to mental ilnness in one way or another. They either had it themselves or have a concerned heart for those with it. Please join me in building up a new li...

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Stress- How Do We Handle It?
How is Your Stress Level? by Timothy Hughes Duff Lately, it seems my life has had its thorns. My wife and I have had four deaths of people close to us in less than two months. They were not immediate family members, but nevertheless it was enough to cause us to feel stressed by being around all of the raw emotion. Also, seeing the s...

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Have You Heard of the Benedict Option?
Have you heard of the book: "The Benedict Option" A STRATEGY FOR CHRISTIANS IN A POST-CHRISTIAN NATION By Rob Dreher From what I gather, the premise is that our culture has transitioned from being Christian-based to something else very different.  We must prepare ourselves!. So much has been posted on the in...

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Having Hope When Suffering
Sometimes Our Ordinary Experience Brings Extraordinary Things by Timothy Hughes Duff About a month ago, I was at work in my office where I am the hospital chaplain and Coordinator of Spiritual Care. I was looking through my daily email and I came across a contact from a colleague who is a volunteer hospice chaplain. Her name...

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