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Technology can help us connect with parishioners and seekers, but only if we set healthy boundaries for digital communication.
Social media can cause stress! Some simple coping strategies may help.
Capuchin Father David Songy explores intentionality in our use of technology.
Tips for healthy technology use
We receive mercy from God and, touched by his compassion, we then become merciful to others.
Capuchin Father David Songy encourages us to provide practical assistance to others in need, as Jesus called us to do, but suggests we don’t stop there.
A guide for meditating on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy
Learning to forgive yourself is a difficult but important part of living the fully human life God wants for us.
Caregivers must learn to make peace with things outside of their control.
Priests should acknowledge change and challenges in their life and embrace them in a healthy way.
Rev. Paul Scaglione discusses the importance of helping patients sustain fruitful relationships with God and others.
Dana Dowd, MSPT, offers practical self-care tips.
Insights into cross-cultural ministry from Rev. David Songy, O.F.M. Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., President of Saint Luke Institute.
Recommendations from Mar Muñoz-Visoso, Executive Director, Secretariat for Cultural Diversity, USCCB.
It is critical that “shared” parishes approach integration slowly and deliberately in order to build community over time.
Rev. Agustin Mateo-Ayala’s thoughts on adjusting to life in the United States.
International priests and religious who come to serve in the United States need a strong community to help ease their transition.
Using humor in a ministry setting is a great way to build relationships and promote unity.
The filters that shape how we interpret the world can positively or negatively affect our communication with others.
Choosing the right words when dealing with an uncomfortable topic is difficult, but we can improve our communication skills with attention and practice.
One of the biggest challenges the Church will face in the coming years will be the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and the impact on parish, priestly and religious life.
Quick tips for communicating more effectively.
Six to eight hours of good sleep per night is one of the most effective ways to give the body the strength it needs to handle stress.
High-quality ongoing human formation is necessary to support young priests who potentially face high burnout rates.
Build a stronger prayer life by identifying regular “touch points” in which one naturally encounters God.
We can develop resilience in ourselves and handle hardship more effectively by cultivating good self-esteem and nurturing healthy relationships.
Re-establishing good posture is an easy way to help prevent pain.
The main purpose of a New Year’s resolution or self-improvement goal should be to seek progress, not perfection.
Our relationship with God takes time, energy, and work – just like other relationships.
Learn to manage food, not avoid it.
The holidays can be challenging for priests, religious and parish staff who must minister to large crowds while maintaining a healthy emotional and spiritual life.
Quick tips for self-care in a busy season.
Those in ministry must attend to their own grief in order to provide effective pastoral care to others.
Exercising and eating and sleeping well can help us prepare for the stress of the holidays.
A consistent prayer life is key to fostering healthy relationships and maintaining balance during busy times of the year.
Priests, religious and lay leaders regularly encounter transitions that, while often expected and perhaps even desired, can nonetheless present challenges.
Times of transition can be an experience of the “dark night of the soul” and are opportunities to surrender to God’s will.
Transition often interrupts our exercise and healthy eating routines, and it is important to be deliberate about making good choices during a time of change.
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