“Pentecost – Let’s Go!”

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”  Matthew 28: 16-20 Remember what Saint (Mother Teresa) of Calcutta embraced as her mantra, recalling some of the final words […]

“Remember Everyone Deployed” – a Remembrance or a Call to Action?

On Friday mornings at 6:00 AM, the pastor of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church holds a weekly holy hour for the men of our parish, starting with an hour of quiet reflection before the Blessed Sacrament* within the church, followed by coffee and donuts in the parish hall, along with an instructive video and brief […]

Mental Health and Substance Abuse- A Major Impediment to Resolving Homelessness

My work with The Salvation Army has brought me to a more thorough understanding of the issues and solutions in helping those struggling with housing instability, leading to homelessness.  One key factor has stood out as an obstacle to stability, which is the vicious and unrelenting pain of having anxiety, depression, and severe types of psychosis, as well as alcohol or other forms of substance abuse.  While challenging enough, when these problems involve children in families on the edge of instability, the work to resolve becomes even more intense, as I learned from a recent meeting with our local DFACS team in Augusta.