Have you ever had a mental health crisis in your family? Has a friend ever acted strangely, and you feared they might hurt themselves?
Amid the sea of signs carried at the many rallies following the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court decision, one was particularly striking: “MAKE ABORTION UNTHINKABLE.”
The execution of four political prisoners by Myanmar’s military junta made headlines in international news media July 25 and sparked outrage and shock among world leaders.
After an all-too-common massacre is visited upon a community in this nation of ours, such as the one perpetrated on the city of Uvalde, Texas, May 24, or the shootings earlier in May at a California church and a grocery store in Buffalo, we offer our thoughts and prayers.
Tension lives in that space between where we want to be and where we are.
First of all I am so happy to be part of this beautiful and great country. I thank God for the greatest blessings.
“What are you discussing as you walk along?” Luke 24: 17. It sounds simple and we’ve heard this line so many times. But this is probably one of the most important questions for all of us to continue pondering and to feel challenged to delve into as Christians.
This year’s theme for Black History Month, “Black Health and Wellness,” examines how American healthcare has served the African-American community from slavery, through “Jim Crow,” the Civil Rights Movement and into the current COVID-19 pandemic.
All of us in one way or another find ourselves still recovering in different ways from a long pandemic and all the anxiety, suffering, pain and loss it has brought with it. Also, as we come to the end of this year 2021, we realize the enormous divisions, suspicion, struggles and challenges we continue to face as people of our great nation.
The women who attended the Samaritana retreat at Sts. Joseph and Paul Parish in Owensboro on Sept. 4-5, 2021, gather for a group picture at the end of the retreat with retreat leaders Dcn. Chris Gutiérrez and Fr. Lustein Blanco Grajales. COURTESY OF DCN. CHRIS...