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Pastoral Pearls: Common Words

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Love, Respect, Caring, Honesty, Trust  Common words, frequently and easily spoken, but sadly, not lived out as often as would be hoped for. It is truly human to intend to act with love in all situations, but ultimately I get caught up in the emotion of the moment, or in the busy-ness of...

BeFriending

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BeFriending - Being there when someone is hurting or challenged BeFrienders Ministry - a Listening Ministry: Compassion, Confidentiality, Non-judgmental Presence, and Caring vs. Curing. Pope Francis encourages us all to do this – accompany people in the vulnerability of life’s...

Amplifying Black Voices: Dr. Amanda Kemp

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

TED Talks are a wonderful invention. Have you seen one? They are great tools for opening your mind and heart to complex issues in a short amount of time. Dr. Amanda Kemp is a racial justice and mindfulness mentor and author of Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and...

Amplifying Black Voices: Seitu Ken Jones

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

In 2013, Seitu Ken Jones co-founded Frogtown Farm, a five-acre urban farm in a St. Paul city park. The farm was created with and for neighborhood residents and is a vibrant example of what urban gardening can look like. In 2014, he lead the organization of The Community Meal, one continuous...

Pastoral Pearls: Easy vs. Right

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

Wow! This has always been a challenge for me! You may relate, but so often I really want what's Right AND Easy. God is brilliant (though maddening) in making it so that these are not always one in the same. Though I hate to admit it, when I choose what's right over what's easy, it pulls at...

Amplifying Black Voices: Father Bryan Massingale

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

I have talked in this space before about Fr. Bryan Massingale, priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and now professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University. In a recent interview, he spoke of his work in racial justice: I remind African-Americans that the struggle for...

Amplifying Black Voices: Darnell L. Moore

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Shifting Between Joy and Lament Each morning, Healing Our City has been hosting a time of prayer and community as our cities grapple with the killing of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin. Each time of prayer includes a five minute reflection from a community leader and the day after...

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