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Improve Your Mental Health in the New Year

“Mental Health In the New Year”-Dr. John Cadwallader, a psychologist with Central Psychological Services, LLC talks with Faith In Action co-hosts, Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer about how to improve your mental health in the new year. For details about the organization the web page is www.centralpsychservices.com

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Courage Apostolate Ministers to those with Same-Sex Attraction

 

 

 

Courage Apostolate: A ministry accompanying those with same-sex attraction.”  – Deacon Steve Hodges, Chaplain of the Courage Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis talks with Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer about the ministry to accompany those with same-sex attraction and those who love them. The national courage ministry conference is July 18-21 in the Chicago area. For details about the local Courage apostolate email indycourage@yahoo.com and information about the national conference can be found at the national website www.couragerc.org

 

GriefShare facilitator a witness to hope and healing

GriefShare facilitator Jim Buzzelli stands in the narthex of his home parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Carmel. He found healing and hope through the bereavement program after the death of his wife, Marcy. (Photo by Brigid Curtis Ayer)

GriefShare facilitator Jim Buzzelli stands in the narthex of his home parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Carmel. He found healing and hope through the bereavement program after the death of his wife, Marcy. (Photo by Brigid Curtis Ayer)

By Brigid Curtis Ayer (For The Catholic Moment)

Everyone’s Grief is Different

CARMEL — “Everyone’s grief is different,” says Jim Buzzelli, GriefShare team facilitator at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. His involvement with bereavement groups stemmed with the death of his wife, Marcy, in February 2011.

Their 44-year marriage ended in an instant when she had a heart attack. Buzzelli said he was “a walking zombie” for six months.

“The shock was so great,” he said. “I was completely lost.

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Become Bold for Christ as “doubting Thomas” did

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How bold of a Christian are you?

Thomas the Apostle, was also known famously known as the “doubting Thomas” because he would not believe the Lord had risen until he saw him with his own eyes. He later became very bold for Christ.

Are you a modern day “doubting Thomas”?

Following Jesus’ crucifixion, the apostles were hiding out in the upper room. Thomas, who was considered one of the smarter apostles, was not with them when Jesus appeared. He told the apostles, he would not believe that Jesus had risen unless he was able to see with his own eyes and to put his hand into the nail marks or the side of Jesus. Thomas was suffering from the sin of pride due to his intelligence, yet he was smart enough to repent, and the first to have courage to recognize and proclaim Jesus as, “My Lord and God.” How many of us live by this saying, “My Lord and my God”?

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