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How many religious flocks are ready for children with hidden disabilities?

On one level, this week’s think piece is not about religion. Then again, it is a personal and transparent piece from The Seattle Times — written by GetReligion contributor Julia Duin, a veteran religion-beat professional. It’s a piece about what it’s like to travel with one or more children with “hidden disabilities.” She is talking about PTSD, autism, anxiety disorders and other intense condition...

The Pope’s point man on migrants, who was made a cardinal in October, takes over his titular parish…

ROME – Canadian Jesuit Michael Czerny, made a cardinal by Pope Francis last October, became the titular pastor of a parish in the outskirts of Rome on Sunday. During his homily, he spoke to the thousands gathered – many of whom were migrants – about his own family fleeing war and finding refuge in North America. “My family of four fled from post-war Czechoslovakia,” Czerny said. “We arrived in Can...

10 years after Vatican investigation, Legion of Christ faces ‘new credibility crisis’…

10 years after Vatican reform, Legion in new abuse crisis By MARIA VERZA and NICOLE WINFIELD January 20, 2020 GMT https://apnews.com/d71dbfb06b1065b2e9f910c2581371e2 MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religious order would sexually abuse them...

The Thrill of Hope: Christy Nockels Reflects on Advent

Christy Nockels, a Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter, shares how God led her to spend a year studying the beauty of Advent and how she has found “The Thrill of Hope” in every season of her life. The Thrill of Hope: Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 23 Christy Nockels: When the Bible talks about hope, it’s through perseverance that hope comes. It’s often through just the everyday things of pushing t...

Work As Worship – The Benham Brothers

Jason and David, The Benham Brothers, are successful business entrepreneurs with the heart of missionaries. They discuss their new book “Living Among Lions” and the notion of giving your best for God, no matter what kind of work you do. Work As Worship: Jesus Calling Podcast Episode 24 David Benham:  We thank you for Jesus Calling. I thank you for everything they represent and just, Lord, the...

How do parents make travel easier for children with hidden disabilities?

You’ve seen them at the airport, at the beach or in a restaurant. A child is thrashing or kicking or on the ground while a desperate parent hovers nearby, trying to ignore angry glances from passersby. I know because I’ve been that anguished parent. On display are “cognitive disabilities,” invisible handicaps related to how children’s brains work. For many kids with cognitive disabilities or devel...

Dr. Martin Luther King’s refutation of atheistic materialism…

I am reposting this article since we are discussing it on EWTN’s Morning Glory radio show. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we commemorate today, is best known as a civil rights leader who worked to end racial injustice, but he had other things to say as he preached each Sunday, first in his own assembly and later as he spoke around the country. Among his recorded sermons is one in whic...

In MLK Day message, U.S. Catholic bishops say nation needs ‘genuine conversion of heart’…

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2020 / 03:37 am (CNA).- The example of Martin Luther King, Jr., is still sorely needed in the United States, given continued injustices, racism and discrimination against minorities, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a message for MLK Day. “As our nation prepares to commemorate the life and witness of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are grateful for his cour...

Receive My Peace – A Jesus Calling Video Devotional

[embedded content] As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace. This is still your deepst need, and I, your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your needinees. I want you to be filled with My very Being, permeated through and through with Peace. Thank Me for My Peaceful Presence, regardless of your feelings. Whisper My Name in loving tenderness. My Peace, which lives continually in your ...

Teens and Social Media: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

Kari Kampakis’ mission is to reach young girls and their parents with a message about true worth. In today’s social media-saturated culture, many girls start early, seeking approval through how many “likes” they receive on their social media pages. Kari endeavors to show girls that God gives the only approval that really matters, and He loves them just as they are. Teens and Social Media: Whose Ap...

“The Fairness for All Act creates all the problems The Equality Act creates, then exempts a few people from those problems, then calls it religious liberty”…

“The Fairness for All Act essentially creates all the problems that The Equality Act creates, and then exempts a handful of people from those problems, and then they call that a victory for religious liberty,” said Greg Baylor,  “The Fairness for All Act essentially creates all the problems that The Equality Act creates, and then exempts a handful of people from those proble...

Discernment shouldn’t stop when you enter the seminary…

4 Seminarians walking (Catholic Church of England and Wales CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) The purpose of discernment is action. The purpose of discerning if you are called to the priesthood is to either be set on the path of ordination or set on the path to marriage. Someone may ask whether all discernment should come before entering the Seminary. Recently, a story about those who had discerned out of the semi...