Four Ways Dorothy Day Overcame Loneliness – And You Can Too

In an Aletia post of this same title, Fr. Michael Rennier discusses the particularly intense loneliness in the life of Dorothy Day – and ways she dealt with it. Excerpt: Known for her social activism on behalf of the poor and her commitment to peace and nonviolence, Dorothy Day inspired countless people by her life and… Read More Four Ways Dorothy Day Overcame Loneliness – And You Can Too

The Spiritual Wounds of Sexual Abuse

Rev. Hans Zollner, S.J., is a professor of Psychology and the President of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University. As his active Twitter account chronicles, Fr. Zollner travels the world teaching local churches best practices in child protection and promoting ministry to survivors. Recently, his article, “The Spiritual Wounds of Sexual… Read More The Spiritual Wounds of Sexual Abuse

A Tribute to Father Patrick Cecil (June 21, 1952 – November 14, 2016)

By Michael D. Hoffman Father Pat was the pastor of my parish, St. Mary of the Woods in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He supported every possible effort to heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse by clergy for myself, as a parishioner and an individual survivor of clergy abuse, and for our Church as… Read More A Tribute to Father Patrick Cecil (June 21, 1952 – November 14, 2016)

It’s Critical: Trauma-Informed Care

In your efforts to continuously improve care being offered to survivors and family members–and anyone suffering from post-traumatic stress–please take a look at how trauma-informed care options are. If you need resources, there are many, but here are a few. Fr. Ken Schmidt has written a wonderful description for The Healing Voices Magazine about trauma-informed… Read More It’s Critical: Trauma-Informed Care