Love Your Neighbor

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  • 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

  • Where are they now?

    by Julie Rattey

    Violet and her family “A BLESSING FOR VIOLET” In May 2010, we introduced Violet (last name withheld for privacy) and her family from Kenya. When Violet and her brother Wycliffe were children, their family’s house was burned and their father… read more

  • A new home for Amanda*

    by Julie Rattey

    *Based on the story of Amanda (last name withheld for privacy). Information for this story was provided by Amanda and by Jamie Moody, LMSW, who is Amanda’s case manager and St. PJ’s Transitional Living Program supervisor.   “Mommy, … read more

  • Pedro and the 18th Street Gang*

    by Julie Rattey

    *Based on a story of a young man in El Salvador. Most names have been changed for privacy. Information for this story was provided by Irma Chávez, former director of RENEW International in El Salvador. The hot sun beat down on his back as Pedro, 24… read more

  • Rescue in Thailand*

    by Julie Rattey

    *Based on the story of a young woman in Thailand. Some names have been changed for privacy. Information for this story was provided by Sister Anurak Chiayapheuk, coordinator of the Good Shepherd Youth Center in the province of Chiang Rai.   The… read more

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