Saint Luke Board Member Named to Vatican Post
 (August 17, 2016) Capuchin Father David Songy, S.T.D, Psy.D., president of Saint Luke Institute, spoke today about the appointment of Dallas Bishop and Saint Luke Board Member Kevin J. Farrell as prefect of a Vatican dicastery: "I, the staff and Board of Directors of Saint Luke Institute congratulate Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, a member of our Board, on his appointment as prefect of the Laity, Family and Life Dicastery at the ...
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Director of Spiritual Formation
Saint Luke Institute is seeking a priest or consecrated religious to serve as director of spiritual formation at its Silver Spring, Maryland location. The director will be responsible for developing and overseeing a comprehensive spiritual formation program for clients; supervising the spiritual formation team; and collaborating closely with the clinical staff. Responsibilities include providing spiritual assessments, individual spiritual formation that is integrated with the therapeutic needs of the clients, spirituality groups ...
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Shepherding in Tragic Times: Caring for Self and Others in Trauma
In times of trauma or tragedy, Catholic priests, deacons, sisters, educators and other staff are called upon to bring comfort and healing. They also may be struggling with the trauma themselves while trying to help others.  Join priest-psychologist, Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, for a free webinar on August 31 (and on-demand afterward): "Shepherding in Tragic Times: Caring for Self and Others in Trauma."  Msgr. Rossetti will explore the psychological and spiritual impact of trauma on ...
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Msgr. Michael Schleupner to join Caritas’ Towson office
Monsignor G. Michael Schleupner, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, will join the team at Caritas Counseling Center's Towson, Maryland, office this summer after retiring from active parish ministry. He will work closely with the therapists at the Baltimore-area Catholic counseling center to provide spiritual integration for clients, and also will serve as a spiritual director. Learn more about him in the Catholic Review. 
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Saint Luke President Visits South Africa
Saint Luke president, Capuchin Father David Songy, visited South Africa in late April 2016. Saint Luke Institute has had a presence there for several years, with Father Hugh Lagan, SMA, a psychologist and member of Saint Luke's clinical team providing education and consultation with the Catholic Church in that country. During his two-week visit, Fr. Songy gave a week-long presentation to the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference sabbatical program, participated in ...
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Spring is here (almost)
April in Washington, DC typically is beautiful - cherry blossom season. This year, the cherry blossoms came early, and ever since we've had an unusual mix of beautiful spring days, rain and below normal temperatures.   While we can't predict the weather, we can look forward to summer flowers at Saint Luke Institute. Seedlings are lining the window sills along one long hall in preparation for spring planting, thanks to clients who enjoy gardening. The ...
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Saint Luke President Commissioned as a Missionary of Mercy
 Capuchin Father David Songy, S.T.D., Psy.D., president of Saint Luke Institute, was commissioned a "Missionary of Mercy" by Pope Francis during a Mass held at the Vatican on Ash Wednesday 2016. Missionaries of Mercy are to be to be “a living sign of the Father’s welcome to all those in search of his forgiveness,” the Holy Father told the priests on the eve of Ash Wednesday, according to Vatican Radio. The Holy Father said, ...
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Vatican Issues Document on Religious Brothers
The Vatican today issued a new document on the role of religious brothers, "Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church." While the full text has not yet been published online, here are the Vatican reports:Vatican Radio reportVatican Information Service announcement
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Addressing pornography use
Pornography use is growing, with the average age of exposure in the pre-teen years. The impact on ministry, families and relationships has become far-reaching and devastating. The U.S. bishops issued a new pastoral statement, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography," during their annual meeting in November 2015. We have pulled together a number of helpful resources for leaders and others interested in learning more about why this is happening and ...
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Therapist Position Open in Baltimore
Individual Therapist (Baltimore-Towson area) Caritas Counseling Center, the outpatient center for Saint Luke Institute, is seeking a therapist for its Baltimore, MD, location. The job listing is on our jobs page and below: Caritas Counseling Center is an outpatient mental health care facility for Catholic priests, religious and lay people located in Silver Spring, MD, with a satellite office in the Baltimore region. We seek a master's or doctoral level therapist (LCSW-C, ...
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