Addressing Relapse in Ministry Settings
 Stephen Carroll, Ph.D., LCPC, Coordinator, Saint Luke Institute Visitation Program Recovery is a life-long journey.  Any experience of sustained recovery will most likely include one or more scary episodes of possible relapse.  For the recovering addict and the people who support him or her, the word “relapse” causes fear because it indicates the return of chaos, hopelessness and self-destructive behavior.  Fears about Relapse Men and women in ministry can experience feelings of shame and disappointment ...
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Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Cultural Ministry
 About one out of every six priests in the U.S. has come from another country, and 31 percent of the ordination class of 2014 was born in another country, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). As of 2010, one-third of American parishes were home to two or more languages or cultural communities (USCCB). These numbers are an indication of how ...
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