Never Ever Alone, Ever.

Posted by - July 9, 2017

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest…Learn from me […] and you will find rest for yourselves.”  That is the final part of the last of today’s readings. Rest. The older we get, the more worn out from our life concerns and struggles, the more we

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Dating Violence Warning Signs

Posted by - July 1, 2017

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. If you (or someone you know) is facing intimidation, threat or violence in a dat- ing relationship, there is someone on call for you, ready to help. Karidat operates a 24-hour Hotline that provides counseling and support services for anyone facing sexual harassment, violence or sexual

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What is YOUR daily goal?

Posted by - June 25, 2017

Here and there around the office there posted are some inspirational reminders of our daily mission. one colleague was inspired by a recent tweet from Pope Francis’ twitter account, @Ponti- fex and printed out copies to paste on our walls. At Karidat that is what we hope and strive to do on a daily basis.

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Showing Mercy is Risky, but that’s Normal

Posted by - June 17, 2017

What if this doesn’t work out? What if I make this worse? What if somebody misunderstands my good intentions? What if… Dogs or horses might second-guess their ability to clear a hurdle or climb a particularly steep slope, but there is no evidence that they deliberate and weigh pros and cons. In fact, they do

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Why do you work at Karidat?

Posted by - June 10, 2017

For this week’s column I asked my colleagues the question: Why do you work at Karidat? Why work here when you might just as well work somewhere else? The following is a selection from their answers. “It’s because even if you cannot really help somebody very much, at least by just trying you get this

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Fast and Pray like Royalty

Posted by - June 3, 2017

Last week a nation-wide event was launched that, as far as I know, did not make a single headline on any major news network. “Bread For The World,” an organization whose mission is to put an end to hunger at home and abroad, started up a campaign in response to proposed budget cuts to social

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Hey kids, look what you could do!

Posted by - May 13, 2017

It is “sacraments season” right now. Many of you young children of our diocese will be receiving your First Communion this weekend, and some of you young adults will be celebrating Confirmation. For anyone who has not yet chosen a patron saint, or if you are looking for inspiration from children who are saints, there

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Being “The World” To Just One Person

Posted by - May 4, 2017

“Our impact is greater than the number of people served.” This quote hangs on Lauri Ogumoro’s office wall. She snipped it out of a Catholic Charities magazine awhile back and it has been there ever since. She even made copies and distributed them to rest of the staff, too. It is good to remember that

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The Perks of Fatigue

Posted by - April 29, 2017

“What have I even accomplished today?” Have you ever caught yourself asking that question at the end of the workday? Sometimes it is hard to point to anything specific that you can check off the list. When the flood of work just keeps pouring down, it can be difficult to feel like you are making

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