Tag: lay ministry

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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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    “That old Lutheran concept of the priesthood of all believers—Stephen Ministry helps you live that out,” says Rev. David Sloop. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Stephen Ministry affirms the tremendous value of the laity in doing the work of congregational care, writes pastoral theology professor Tonya Armstrong. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY profiles Peter Steinfels — Catholic, THE NEW YORK TIMES religion columnist, and author of the book A PEOPLE ADRIFT. Steinfels discusses the challenges facing the U.S. Catholic Church, from the sex abuse scandal to ordination of women, which he fears may send the church into an “irreversible decline” if they are not acted upon. More

    October 3, 2003 | Comments

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    Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview with Peter Steinfels about his book A PEOPLE ADRIFT: THE CRISIS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA. More

    October 3, 2003 | Comments