If you can’t host or attend a Pinwheels for Prevention event at your parish or school, here’s a way to participate and relax at your desk. Just add crayons.
I am a lowly creature but I am still God’s servant, and I hope that he will choose to wake me from slumber. I hope that he will set me on fire with the flame of his divine love, the flame that burns above the stars, so that I am filled with desire for his… Read More Prayer of St. Colulmbanus (Feast Day Nov. 23)
On November 11, 2018, Teresa Pitt Green, a survivor of clergy abuse as a child and teen, provided testimony during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ day of prayer at their General Assembly held in Baltimore, Maryland. Her testimony is provided here for our readers, along with a link to the prayer service the USCCB… Read More A Survivor’s Testimony at the Bishop’s Baltimore Conference: T. Pitt Green
The most beautiful Credo is that which comes from your lips in darkness, in sacrifice, in pain, in the effort to lift the will to God. It is this which, like a stroke of lightning penetrates the darkness of the soul; it is this which lifts you and leads you to God. St. Padre Pio
Recently, a thoughtful exchange on Twitter talked about how mornings can be hard for hearts that are heavy, with anything from existential dread to melancholia or discouragement. So, we started to look into prayers from St. Basil, and found the full prayer mentioned on Twitter. We thought some of our readers may find it a… Read More Rising in the Dark
On November 11, 2018, Luis A. Torres, Jr., a survivor of clergy abuse as a child, provided testimony during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ day of prayer at their General Assembly held in Baltimore, Maryland. His testimony is provided here for our readers, along with a link to the prayer service the USCCB posted… Read More A Survivor’s Testimony at the Bishop’s Baltimore Conference: Luis A. Torres, Jr.
Along with an admonition for the Church today, Blessed Fulton Sheen also presents an important challenge for Catholics who mistake the wounds of abuse by clergy for solely psychological. They are something greater, involving real-life, practical impact but also the full person, the full human creation of God in His image. One wise cautionary note… Read More Behavior as Belief
For some practical tips on grappling with memories that never entirely go away after trauma … Here’s an article from WikiHow, written by experts collectively online, which Deborah Kloos, one of our regular contributors, sent along for consideration. We edited a bit so that the tips for facing down a traumatic memory appears first, followed… Read More How To Forget a “Bad” Memory
During the holidays it’s smart to have a practical plan for self-care and for spiritual growth. Because holidays are tough for anyone who is grieving because they bring into stark focus what has been lost. The plans that work for us help manage when and how we focus on the grief during this tender time. Even… Read More Practical Holiday Survival Tips
For those survivors, family members and others who wrestle with symptoms of depression or other chronic mental illnesses, some common-sense tips from others who manage chronic mental illness can be very helpful. For those providing pastoral care, these tips are especially helpful because they support good mental health care approaches but also offer an overview… Read More Tips for Dealing with Depression