Love Your Neighbor

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  • Blessed Are They Who Mourn

    by Rebecca Ryskind Teti

    It was an agonizing week in our close-knit community.   On the vigil of the Assumption, the 6-year-old son of a beautiful young couple in our neighborhood suffered a trauma and hovered by a thread in the sacred space between life and death for… read more

  • Kathy Difiore gives shelter to unwed mothers

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    In the 1980s, Kathy Difiore turned her home into a pregnancy shelter for unwed mothers. When the need grew, she opened three more residential shelters in New Jersey. Her heroism has been brought to the national forefront by a new movie called Gimme Shelter… read more

  • God's Plan. Our Hands.

    by Lynn Bellavance Wehner

    When Sean Forrest, founder of Movin’ With The Spirit, Inc., returned from his first trip to Haiti in 2002, he was convinced that God was calling him and his team to expand the reach of their ministry: It was a call to embrace the orphaned children … read more

  • Fully Accepted & Loved

    by Robyn Lee

    Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD) provides residential, vocational, spiritual, and social services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Catholic Digest spoke with executive director Scott Milliken and development director Chris … read more

  • Join Us For Coffee Talk

    by Rebecca Ryskind Teti

    Do you know about "Coffee Talk"?   It was one of the most popular features of the old Faith & Family Live blog, and when that site suffered demise, it found a new home here at Catholic Digest.   The premise is simple: everyone needs… read more

  • What I Learned At the Stoplight

    by Marion Fernández-Cueto

    We’ve all seen them: those lone, scruffy figures at intersections and freeway underpasses holding bent cardboard signs asking for a handout. Their faces are as cracked and blistered as the sidewalk. Their meager possessions lie tangled in a bucket… read more

  • The Rai family refugees*

    by Julie Rattey

    *Based on the story of the Rai family. Information for this feature was provided by the Rai family with the assistance of Dilprasad Basnet, case manager. Additional information and was obtained from the Arlington Catholic Herald.   Photos by Katie Bahr… read more

  • A calling for Luis*

    by Julie Rattey

    *Based on the story of Luis Hernandez, who provided the information for this feature.   Photos by Domenic Marando, OFS   Luis, 6, felt Mamá put a hand to his forehead. She gave a soft sigh. “Still too warm.”   Luis felt… read more

  • Sister Severina in the Sudan*

    by Julie Rattey

    *Based on the story of Sister Severina Motta, FdCC, Canossian missionary in the Sudan, and her interactions with a family whose names have been changed for privacy. Information for this feature was provided by Sister Severina.   Photo courtesy … read more

  • Maria and the Theatre of the Oppressed*

    by Julie Rattey

    *Based on the story of “Maria,” a young woman whose name has been changed for privacy. Information for this feature was provided by Maria and by Flávio Rocha, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner. Photos by Kathleen Bond, Maryknoll Lay Missioner &… read more