Tag: healing

The need for healing

The need for healing

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our world is in desperate need of healing. First, there is the physical healing from the current virus, which has also caused havoc in isolating families, taking jobs and creating economic uncertainty.

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Flattening the curve — on fear

Flattening the curve — on fear

| Liz Kelly | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some months ago at a seminar on healing prayer, the priest leading the study told us a charming — and instructive — story. It went something like this:

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The song the Father sings

The song the Father sings

| Liz Kelly | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many years ago, I was preparing to speak at a women’s conference, the topic of which was strengthening our Christian friendships. About two days before my talk — I was just putting a few finishing touches on it — I suddenly started to get this nagging feeling that I was to include a section on loneliness. It would take some reworking.

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Journeys toward healing: Local resources for parishes, people hurt from clergy sexual abuse

Journeys toward healing: Local resources for parishes, people hurt from clergy sexual abuse

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is offering and supporting numerous programs and events designed to promote healing in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Victim-survivors share impact of clergy sexual abuse at restorative justice conference

Victim-survivors share impact of clergy sexual abuse at restorative justice conference

| January 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

For Frank Meuers, a victim of clergy sexual abuse, the impact is far-reaching and never-ending.

“It’s like a stone in a pond,” he said, “the hole disappears, but the ripple effects go on and on.”

A member of St. Joseph Parish in New Hope and director of the southwest Minnesota chapter of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, Meuers described the anger he lived with for years – and the help he received through therapy. He shared that and more as part of a five-person panel of victim-survivors at a Jan. 23 conference organized by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Restorative justice heals at the heart of hurt

Restorative justice heals at the heart of hurt

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Dan Griffith has held the stone.

He has felt the emotional weight and lifting of that weight from holding that small stone, sharing in a healing circle his story of secondary trauma from the Church’s clergy sexual abuse crisis. And in an official capacity with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis he is helping to spread the concept of healing circles and restorative justice both in the archdiocese and beyond in hopes others impacted by the crisis — particularly victims/survivors, those directly harmed by sexual abuse in the Church — can begin to heal.

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To witness, we must have wounds

To witness, we must have wounds

| Liz kelly | July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A spectacular young, single woman — intelligent, articulate, lovely, poised — comes to visit with me to talk about prayer and how she can go deeper in healing. She has suffered a number of serious traumas, and they have created some sizable wounds. And while much healing has already taken place, and she has fearlessly and responsibly pursued healing from many angles, she’s a little concerned about her past, especially with respect to a future spouse. How much can these wounds really be healed? Is she just “damaged goods”?

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Healing is rooted in holiness

Healing is rooted in holiness

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops are about to gather in Baltimore for their annual meeting Nov. 12-15. Given the current crisis the Church finds herself in, this meeting will be very important, even historic. It will begin with a day of prayer, specifically requested by Pope Francis, as we seek wisdom and strength for purifying and healing our Church.

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The truth that set him free

The truth that set him free

| Greg Erlandson | October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I believe the Lord has put me here for this very moment. Throughout all of the pain, the Lord has never left me alone. He has continued to love me, heal me and still calls me to serve him.”

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Archbishop Lori assures diocese he’s with them in journey toward healing

Archbishop Lori assures diocese he’s with them in journey toward healing

| Colleen Rowan | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In his celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling Sept. 15, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said he will be with the Catholics of West Virginia on the journey to “healing and reconciliation.”

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Priest says exorcism is ministry of healing that helps suffering people

Priest says exorcism is ministry of healing that helps suffering people

| Peter Finney Jr. | October 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Gary Thomas has served for the past 12 years in the Diocese of San Jose, California, as the priest authorized to perform the rite of exorcism.

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News notes – January 15, 2015

News notes – January 15, 2015

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pray with U.S. bishops to end abortion Jan. 17-25
Event promotes healing from sexual abuse of children

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