Issue 9822-10/25/18

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

Assistance is on the way for residents of the Diocese of Savannah still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Michael, thanks to a financial gift of $250,000 from Catholic Charities USA.  

 

Though the 155 mph Category 4 storm, which made landfall Oct. 10 near Mexico Beach, Florida, exited Georgia the next day as a weakened tropical storm, many residents of South Georgia and beyond could not return to their normal routines for days, in some cases a week afterward. Others are still struggling.

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit the graves of several of my ancestors. Buried in what is now a national monument right outside of where the old city wall of Lima once stood, this cemetery founded in 1808 is the resting place for the majority of my ancestors in Peru. Imposing mausoleums, weeping angels made of Carrara marble, and endless niches rising above the ground come together to create an enormous maze in this city of the dead. 

 

By: Dennis Sadowski (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

Franciscan Sister Janice Cebula isn’t one to turn down a chance to learn and be inspired.

 

So when Network, the Catholic social justice lobby, decided to take its Nuns on the Bus campaign on the road again beginning Oct. 8 to call attention to the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act and its impact on social services and local communities, she readily agreed to join one leg of the trip.

 

Beginning in Santa Monica, California, the tour was to wind through 21 states before ending near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 2.

 

By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

I recently got a new full-time job. I mean, it’s not actually a legitimate full-time job, but it’s starting to feel like it. I’m shopping for a new car, and it’s kind of becoming an obsession.
It’s embarrassing how much time this is beginning to require, the act of looking and researching and thinking and talking. It really can become something that is all-consuming, if you aren’t careful and based on my recent dreams of mid-size SUV’s, I’m not careful.

 

By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

The first piece of advice Noah gave a pair of buddies before they joined him in machine tool class was to wear a hat, “because, if you don’t, the metal shavings will get all in your hair.” 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

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By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

They knew each other for a long time as they both have children with special needs. While volunteering at the the Adult Center in Hinesville, they discovered they are both Catholic and members of St. Stephen First Martyr Church in Hinesville. 

 

Marilyn Williams and Berta Ganaway are each caregivers for an adult child with Down Syndrome. They are parents first says Williams, but their children require extra care, and it can become difficult. Their conversations led them to form a group called Tender Loving Caregiving (TLC) 

 

By: Dara West
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

When you plant a seed, you never really know with certainty how or when or what it will actually grow into. All you can do is put the seed in the ground, water it and have faith that a healthy plant will grow. Phil Wetherington had a vision of a community garden at Sacred Heart Parish in Warner Robins and had faith his vision would someday come to fruition. Phil, a master gardener, saw vacant land on the church property and dreamed of using that land to grow fresh vegetables for people in need.

By: Father Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

For some reason, I have always been able to remember dates, which helped me to think chronologically from a very young age and led to my majoring in history. Certain dates mean something and some such significant anniversaries are approaching.

 

By: Mary Hood Hart
Originally Appeared in : 9822-10/25/18

Occasionally, when I write a column about racism or gun violence or injustice, readers will write to tell me I should be writing about abortion. My response to them is this: I haven’t met a Catholic (my readership) who doesn’t know the Church’s position on abortion. Yet I’ve met many Catholics who either don’t know or don’t choose to take into account the Church’s teaching on other life issues.

 

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