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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 ourselve...


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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 i...


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Massachusetts Could Lose 1,000 Behavioral Health Beds if Question 1 Passes August 6, 2018  Research finds that mandated nurse staffing ratios will dramatically decrease access to mental health care; increase emergency department boarding; exacerbate opioid crisis Boston, MA – Aug...


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Spiritual Trauma and the Catholic Church: How Do We Heal Our Broken Hearts? by Dr. Greg Popcak Horrifying.  Devastating. Apocalyptic. The sad fact is, none of these words are adequate to describe the events described in the recently released grand jury report on multigenerational ...


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New Martyr for the Catholic Priest Scandal- Personal Witness
The Catholic Priest Scandal: An American Marytr in Our Midst! A Personal Witness of a Man who Defended the Truth- Fr. Alfred Kunz. These questions have been on my mind and heart for a few weeks now.  This is so close to my mind and heart that it has taken a while for me to respond. It is not...


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Guild Rosary Crusade for our Priests
Hearing all of the latest news about our beloved Catholic Church   Join the Guild 1,000 Rosary Crusade for Priests   I feel compelled to ask people to pray the Rosary for our priests. The majority of       these men have heard their vocation and have dedi...


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Bishop Hying on St. Benedict Joseph Labre
Bishop Donald J. Hying from the Diocese of Gary, Indiana Offers us a Reflection on St. Benedict Joseph Labre  "I know very holy people who are stymied by an anxiety so severe, they find it difficult to go to church and be in a crowd with other people.  Some folks struggle with depr...


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Feast Day of St Benedict Joseph Labre-  April 16th
Our Saint Benedict Joseph Labre:  Feast Day Reflection! As we enter 22nd year since the foundation of the Guild I find myself displaced at bit like St. Benedict Joseph Labre. All these years, I had big dreams think ing that someday, "We might have a volunteer center or chapel in...


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Jesus' Seven Last Words- Special Meaning for those in Grief
The Seven Last Words Meditation for the bereaved  by the late Father Terence P. Curley T When those we love die they are, in death, very often more present to us than while they were alive. This is evident when we recall memories we thought were long forgotten. It may ...


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Passion Week - A Special Grace for Those Suffering with Mental Illness
Jesus speaks to the depressed and to the bereaved. by Timothy Duff, STM, MA CHL Cert. edited by Theresa Duff "Mental Illness is represented by Jesus' Crown of Thorns"-  St. Teresa of Calcutta As Catholics, we honor the days between Palm Sunday and Easter, our Holy We...


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