Tag: caregiving

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    “God moves through the artist,” says Rev. Walter Smith, president of the HeathCare Chaplaincy in New York City, and the paintings, sculpture, and installations that result are “avodah”—a single act of both work and worship. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    Despite having sustained a serious head injury some years ago, Father Andrew Greeley, who died on May 29, 2013, was a priest to the end. “We know he is blessed and he’s blessing us,” said Greeley’s niece, Eileen Durkin. More

    May 31, 2013 | Comments

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    The disabled, says religion writer Mark Pinsky, “are not just people who need help, but they are people who can help.” More

    November 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “A lot of people in caregiving situations ask, ‘Why is God doing this to me? Where is God in the midst of all this?’ and they really struggle with spiritual matters,” says Rev. Kate Bryant. Her church started a special ministry to support parental caregivers. More

    November 21, 2012 | Comments

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    “Deeply listening to what it is they’re saying.” That, says young hospice chaplain Kerry Egan, is the most important gift she offers to the dying patients she ministers to in New Bedford, Massachusetts. More

    April 27, 2012 | Comments

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    “As a parish nurse one of the greatest things we do is be present and just listen,” says Diane Tieman of Queen of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church in suburban Chicago. More

    April 6, 2012 | Comments

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    After ten years of war, says Georgetown University ethics professor Nancy Sherman, US troops are coming home from Iraq, “and now they see that whole project of stability and democratization unraveling. They come home carrying heavy invisible wounds, of a sense of betrayal and PTSD. Was it worth it?” More

    January 20, 2012 | Comments

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    All the great religious creeds, said writer Reynolds Price, “have known forever that if we’re ever to arrive at the state of anything called wisdom, pain seems to be the way we get there.” More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments

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    This scholar and Harvard professor became the primary caregiver for his wife after she was afflicted with a neurodegenerative disorder. More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments

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    “You cannot understand caregiving unless you do it,” says Arthur Kleinman. “Acts of caregiving come as close to what I think religion is as I could name.” More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments

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