• Ottawa hospital disaster team ready with spiritual care

    Ottawa hospital disaster team ready with spiritual care

    • Sep 1, 2017

    Volunteers with Ottawa Hospital’s Emergency Spiritual Care Assistance Team learn what symptoms — such as anxiety, fear, distress, feeling numb and confusion — are common among people who have experienced a disaster and how to identify “red flags” if a person’s reaction is extreme, which could become impairing or lead to post-traumatic stress disorder or an anxiety disorder in the future.

  • Police chaplains take a stronger role in community policing

    Police chaplains take a stronger role in community policing

    • Jul 16, 2017

    Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano said an active chaplain, who spends time on the beat with other officers, injects a gentler demeanor into the mix. Chaplains being with the police help diffuse situations and help people trust the police more after so much animus between communities and police in recent years.

  • Combat chaplain says serving in war made him a better priest

    Combat chaplain says serving in war made him a better priest

    • May 30, 2016

    “As priests, we often talk about sacrifice,” said Father Samuel Giese. “In war you see people sacrifice for others, so it puts a lot of things in perspective, including Jesus’s sacrifice.”

  • Chaplains work to uproot radicalization in prisons

    • May 21, 2016

    VATICAN CITY — With visits to detention facilities and washing the feet of the detainees, Pope Francis has placed renewed emphasis on the work of mercy of visiting prisoners. However, some see a growing urgency for the Church to be present in cell blocks not just as part of its

  • Catholic priests eschew the pews to minister to the bench

    • Mar 16, 2015

    The Rev. Rob Hagan immediately thought of the parable of the barren fig tree. As the chaplain for the Villanova men’s basketball team, he had just been on the winning end of a Big East tournament quarterfinal game, feeling the highs of seeing the Wildcats advance to the next round.

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