As Catholic nurses, we are afforded a privileged place in the world by being so close to those who suffer.
by Mari Price We have all heard the classic case for professional dress, right? It's a familiar suggestion that we take as bible truth, "dress for the job you want, not the job you have." Magazines, instagram, and blogs galore will flood you with fashion tips nauseating enough to make you want to tip the scale to the other side and reject it all. We might think it virtuous to reject what appears to be materialism, to subscribe to a "higher view" that what really counts is how productive we are, how well we do our job, how [...]
“We must be convinced therefore that work is a magnificent reality, and that it has been imposed on us as an inexorable law which, one way or another, binds everyone… It is an indispensable means which God has entrusted to us here on this earth. It is meant to fill out our days and make us sharers in God's creative power. It enables us to earn our living and, at the same time, to reap 'the fruits of eternal life'…” 1 St. Josemaria Escriva’s words challenge the common way many of us view our work. His statement is [...]
Having a daily prayer life is essential to strengthening one’s relationship with Jesus Christ and nurturing the body, mind, and soul. As Catholics and Christians, many of us have built prayer into our daily lives and rely on God heavily throughout each day. For others, it is difficult to begin a prayer routine and build it into a busy schedule or once begun, to stay consistent with it. Today, Maria Lipp shares her perspective and practice of prayer in her day-to-day life as an entrepreneur. We pray this may serve as inspiration to you to find your own ways [...]
As Catholics, we are blessed to have a plethora of prayers, reflections, meditations, spiritual readings, and so much more at our fingertips that nurture our faith and allow us to grow closer to Our Lord. While we strive to live our lives in the way God is calling us to, oftentimes we seek a deeper, more intricate prayer life and wisdom from the Holy Spirit that comes with that. The Bible, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and popular prayers, such as the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be are frequently what we turn to—and we should! After all, these [...]
“As Catholics, we bring the richness of our faith to the public square. We draw from both faith and reason as we seek to affirm the dignity of the human person and the common good of all.” 1 There seems to be a lot of confusion in the Catholic Church surrounding the upcoming election. Priests and bishops are supporting both candidates, congregations are hearing mixed messages, and people are looking for truth in the wrong places. With this election being one that will change history and our country as we know it (whether for the better or worse is [...]
A global pandemic, racial injustices, and an election year each on their own are enough to make anyone crazy. But this year brought us all of it. We’ve had to adapt to new ways of living and “being.” We’ve watched and experienced true devastation. Our faith and hope have been challenged in ways that we never thought possible or perhaps never expected in our lifetime…And the year isn’t over yet. It’s easy to get caught up in everything, to add fuel to the fire, to be angry. And there are plenty of people doing this already. But as Catholics, [...]