Human Trafficking statistics are startling as the number of reported cases is increasing nationally, regionally as well as locally. It is closer to our community than many realize, with cases reported on the Berlin Turnpike. Tammy Sneed, HART Director (Human Anti-trafficking Response Team) will be giving an education and awareness presentation at our St. Paul campus in the South Wing on September 26th 6:30-8:30. Education is power - learn the warning signs as well as available resources for families coping with this issue. The event is free, open to the public and all are welcome. The material is intended for parents, however teens/young adults [...]
Just moments into the discussion, I knew where it was going. A group of women had gathered over coffee, and for reasons that now escape me, the topic turned to the homeless. “You know what I don't understand?” one woman began rather stridently. “Where are their families? Why should their care be left to government hand-outs and charities?” “Yeah,” several women agreed. “Don't the homeless have families to care for them?” Should I or shouldn't I? I wondered. Did I have the emotional energy to enter the controversy? I put my toe into the water. “Do any of you know [...]
The Saints Isidore and Maria Men’s Club is gearing up for another year of events starting this September with the annual Kick-Off Dinner. The dinner will be held on Thursday, September 20th at Fleming Hall located on the Saint Paul’s Church campus starting at 6:00pm. We’re hoping to cook out but rain or shine, we’ll have a nice dinner for your enjoyment. To renew your membership or to become a new member for the 2018-2019 year, please visit our page here on the parish website for more information.
“Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?” James asks this timeless question in this weekend’s second reading. There is an intimate link among selfish ambition, jealousy, passion and war. Contemporary psychological science even confirms this connection. Yet, we still justify violence and war and see it as a viable means to solving conflicts and problems. Has it ever really accomplished what we hoped it would? Violence is ugly and awful. War is ugly and awful. These are facts. Pope Francis even goes so far to say that “war is the suicide of humanity because it [...]