Christian writer Brandon Peach writes in The Relevant Magazine about the misunderstandings that persist among Christians regarding depression and anxiety. As a sufferer managing both, he has particularly keen insights, including into how prayer and Scripture can help someone suffering with depression or anxiety but is not the answer for dealing with what is a… Read More Five Myths About Depression That Persist in the Church
Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder This is one in a series of related articles written at the invitation of Orthodoxy in Dialogue, which is a leading blog for the Orthodox Church published and edited by doctoral students of theology at the University of Toronto. While written from the perspective of a Roman Catholic, the editors and readers… Read More When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Abused
By Rev. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Executive Director, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ and share in his mission of reconciliation. It is our gratitude for the reconciling power of the blood of Christ which impels those of us who seek to live as ambassadors of reconciliation. We… Read More Peacemaking Circles and the Ministry of Reconciliation
The Epiphany is a source of grace and understanding for Christians, particularly Catholics who are unsure about those of us abused by clergy. Here are three reasons why. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by this brief read to rethink how you relate to survivors of abuse who are … Read More Fellow Travelers
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Deborah Rodriguez How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Ps 119:103-5) My walk as a survivor of child abuse (including clergy sex abuse), … Read More SCRIPTURAL REFLECTIONS: Lamp to My Feet, Light to My Path
Fr. Larry Dowling, St. Agatha Church, Chicago In my work over twenty-five years as a priest, with over 20 years in two parishes where I followed a priest-abuser, this is the question that will often be expressed from those abused. “Where was God when this was happening to me?” The question is especially poignant when… Read More Where Was God When This Was Happening to Me?
Kathleen Wilson Do you ever start noticing words or phrases or quotes keep popping up in your live so often that you begin to think of them as a message? A message that arrives to relate to your life and then moves you to send your own message out? This has been happening quite a… Read More I Thirst