Shatter the Culture of Silence

Posted by - April 13, 2019

It takes courage to speak up–especially if what you have to say is something that others would rather not hear spoken out loud. Holding your tongue can be a virtue—except if the goal is to protect a guilty person. Elders deserve our respect—but sometimes they need to be held to account. Sexual assault is an

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Available at Karidat

Posted by - March 30, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: Thanks to generous donations from Circle K staff and personnel in Guam, Karidat is able to offer an assortment of CLOTHING and miscellaneous items to needy persons in our community. If you or someone you know is in need of clothing or various household goods, please visit our Main Office at the Sister Remedios

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Almsgiving: How much should we give?

Posted by - March 23, 2019

This week, let us take a look at the Lenten practice of almsgiving and what it means to give as Christ gives. It can be summed up very simply: Give Everything You Have. Yikes. Let’s take a look at what that means. The standard of generosity, for those who seek Christ, is set high because

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During Lent, Rediscover the Spiritual Acts of Mercy

Posted by - March 17, 2019

COMFORT THE SORROWFUL Be a listening ear for someone who is grieving or going through a hard time Provide some love-in-action: if applicable, refer them to Karidat for practical support, counseling, etc. COUNSEL THE DOUBTFUL Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and we can rely on Him to keep His promises. Feed

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Our Brothers’ Keepers

Posted by - March 10, 2019

The demands of love are straightforward, but that is not to say they are easy: Love your neighbor as God loves you.  The commandment was given explicitly by Jesus but God had already made it clear from the very beginning that we are to care for each other. All the way back in the book

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Our Brothers’ Keepers

Posted by - March 3, 2019

The demands of love are straightforward, but that is not to say they are easy: Love your neighbor as God loves you.  The commandment was given explicitly by Jesus but God had already made it clear from the very beginning that we are to care for each other. All the way back in the book

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Four Aims of the Christian Life

Posted by - February 23, 2019

This past week, a headline caught my eye: “Pope Francis approves four priorities for the Jesuits’ next decade.” It was a story in America Magazine, and summarized the four guidelines, or “preferences” as the Jesuits refer to them. These concise directives struck me as helpful tools for laypeople who also want to live in conformity

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Observing the Annual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Posted by - February 16, 2019

Last week, Karidat’s team joined the Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence here in the NMI to mark “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.” The annual awareness month is observed in February and this year Vice Governor Palacios who officiated mentioned that this was his first proclamation signing.    This is a good opportunity to highlight some

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Familiarity That Promotes Dialogue

Posted by - February 9, 2019

Do you know the saying, “Familiarity breeds contempt”? Lately I have been considering why that saying has become so well-known. Ordinarily, it is referring to the withering of happiness in a marriage or romantic relationship over time. After the initial closeness of a romance gives way to (inevitable) disappointments, sometimes partners close themselves off to

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Secret Acts of Kindness

Posted by - January 27, 2019

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before others to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored

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