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At Duct Tape Marketing, John Jantsch writes about the importance of our social connections during times of great need, such as natural disasters. He uses the attitudes of young “social media types” in San Diego and those of older business owners in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to demonstrate what attitudes are necessary for people to be […]

Florine, The Disobedient Nun

Reading a little from Gury’s Doctrine of the Jesuits, I was impressed by this story about a hypothetical disobedient nun. It occurred to me that most people today, upon reading this, would probably not understand that this nun actually did something very wrong, in the context of her own spiritual well-being, or would not understand […]

Pope John Paul II’s Advice on Response to People With Mental Illness

10 Sep 1997 --- Pope John Paul II in Armchair --- Image by © Eddie Adams/CORBIS

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Respect Life office, I found a paper by Rev. Richard Gill on “The Person With Mental Illness: Bearing God’s Image.” Both the title and the content are consistent with “God’s Image in the Mentally Ill Person,” an address on the subject from Cardinal Barragan. Cardinal Barragan’s use […]

Churches Helping Sandy Victims, Not Red Cross, FEMA

Peggy Racine sorts donated cleaning supplies at Community United Methodist Church in Massapequa, N.Y., following Hurricane Sandy. The church is serving as a disaster relief site for survivors of the storm. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

It seems only the churches are making a big impact in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. This was pretty much our experience here in Kentucky during our ice storm. I would imagine that local food banks are also providing help. The Red Cross and FEMA, not so much. Watch this video. If you want to help […]