JoAnn Tier (in the forefront), superintendent of Catholic Schools, shares some of her experience and wisdom about teenage suicide in a meeting with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., and representatives from other diocesan ministries on Feb. 22 at the chancery. (Photo courtesy of Bishop O'Connell)
St. Paul’s second letter to the people of Corinth, Integrity in the Ministry, stresses, “For God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Jesus Christ. But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us (2 Corinthians 4:6-7).” More ... Friday, February 23, 2018
The question is a familiar one in the wake of a disaster or tragedy, as it was for many after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and left the American citizens there without electricity, food and other necessary supplies.
“Spiritus contra Spiritum” was the wisdom that Dr. Carl Jung gave to Bill Wilson, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, in 1961.
“‘Spiritum’ in Latin is the word for alcohol, whereas ‘Spiritus’ is the Latin word for a high, godly spiritual experience. Therefore, ‘Spiritus contra Spiritum’ means that high spirit can fight low spirit,” retreat director Nina Marie Corona explained to about 50 people gathered Feb. 16 in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson.
Frank DeAngelis may have illustrated his talk Feb. 13 at Georgian Court University with a slide presentation, but he never relied on notes to tell the story of Columbine High School.
He didn’t have to.
Throughout his two-and-a-half hour talk at the Lakewood institution, it was clear that DeAngelis, the principal who steered the Colorado High School community through its darkest hours, remembers every moment of the tragedy that began unfolding April 20, 1999.
WASHINGTON – The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities has decried the Senate's failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, and called on senators to "rethink" their stance on late-term abortions.
The chairman, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, called the vote "appalling."
Along with traffic and weather updates interspersed among talk radio on New Jersey’s 101.5 FM, those who tune in during the morning hours are now hearing word about a new one-stop website that links the services of all five Catholic Charities agencies in New Jersey.
Commercials promoting the innovative site launched Jan. 22 on the radio station and will run Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the 6-10 a.m. time slot for the next several weeks. More ... Friday, January 26, 2018