Tagged: healing

Claiming Your Faith In A Broken Church

On Tuesday of next week, February 22, 2022, I will be taking part in an online event sponsored by the Cenacle Sisters and moderated by Mark Piper, their director for Ministry and Mission Advancement. I will be joined on the...

Claiming Your Faith In A Broken Church

Write Less, Read More; Talk Less, Listen More

In August of last year, I wrote a reflection on chronic illness, chronic pain, and the way world leaders, including Pope Francis and former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, deal with these afflictions. Since I wrote this reflection, the subject...

Write Less, Read More; Talk Less, Listen More

The Healing of the Leper: A New Paradigm for Mission

A reflection on the Sunday readings for February 14, 2021 — the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Since the beginning of this year, I have had to self-quarantine twice for seven days. And then, in order to leave the quarantine, I...

The Healing of the Leper: A New Paradigm for Mission

Healing the Wounds: An interview with Mark Joseph Williams

Content Warning: This interview contains descriptions of clerical sexual abuse shared by a survivor. This content may be difficult for some readers. I am honored to share this interview of my friend Mark Joseph Williams, LCSW, with Eileen Quinn Knight,...

Healing the Wounds: An interview with Mark Joseph Williams

The stories of the survivors

These have been a heavy few days for Catholics. Journalists and commentators are working to review the McCarrick report and decipher who is accountable, who has been lying, and who has manipulated the scandal to their own advantage. I want...

The stories of the survivors

What We Can Learn from Chronically Ill Leaders

Last Friday Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, announced that he is resigning due to a flare-up of chronic illness. Abe, a hawkish nationalist and close international ally of US President Donald Trump, is Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister. He had...

What We Can Learn from Chronically Ill Leaders
Field hospital in WWI

The wounded in need of a field hospital

If the American Church ever needed to resemble the field hospital that Pope Francis described in the early days of his pontificate, that time is now. The scope of the horrors inflicted upon over 1000 victims described in the Pennsylvania...

The wounded in need of a field hospital