Celebrating Older Americans Month

Posted by - May 4, 2019

The Month of May has been proclaimed “Older Americans Month” here in the CNMI.  Our Manamko’ are a sign of God’s presence during all seasons of our lives and we look to them for an example on how to grow and mature in faith. At the proclamation signing, Governor Torres encouraged older Americans to be

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Sunday of Divine Mercy

Posted by - April 28, 2019

Today we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. This Feast Day was introduced into the Liturgical Year of the Church in order to draw people to contemplate, give thanks for and enter into the great mercy of God through the Resurrection of His Son, Jesus. During this day we are invited to consider… … that God showers

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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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