Cardinal Wuerl Receives National Award from Saint Luke Institute
  Saint Luke Institute honored Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, with the 2016 Saint Luke Award at a benefit held at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC, on Oct. 17.   This national award is given annually by Saint Luke to an individual whose professional life or charitable works embody the mission of the organization: the rebuilding of the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual life of clergy and men and women religious.   Cardinal ...
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Saint Luke board member named to College of Cardinals
Capuchin Father David Songy, S.T.D., Psy.D., president of Saint Luke Institute and the board and staff of Saint Luke welcome the news that Pope Francis has named Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, a member of Saint Luke's board of directors to the College of Cardinals.   Cardinal-designate Farrell was Auxiliary Bishop of Washington and then Bishop of Dallas before being named as the prefect of a new Vatican dicastery for family, life and ...
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Saint Luke Free Webinar on Trauma in News
The free SLIconnect webinar, "Shepherding in Times of Tragedy," now available on-demand, is featured in an article published by Religion News Service.   The free webinar - originally presented live on Aug. 31 - is led by Monsignor Steve Rossetti, Ph.D., D.Min., president emeritus of Saint Luke Institute, who also has given in-person presentations on this topic.   Noting that faith groups are first responders who "bring our faith and our compassion and our care and our community to ...
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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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Saint Luke Institute in the News
Saint Luke Institute was featured in a recent article by Catholic News Service about how Church leaders can respond to trauma.The article included interviews with Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Ph.D., D.Min., past president of Saint Luke, and Reverend Miguel Gonzalez, vicar for priests for the Diocese of Orlando.Monsignor Rossetti is leading a free webinar, "Shepherding in Tragic Times: Caring for Self and Others in Trauma," through SLIconnect.org, the education resource of Saint Luke ...
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Saint Luke Institute is the only Catholic hospital headed by a Religious
A June 27 article on PennLive.com about the retirement of Sr. Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, the last woman religious to head a Catholic hospital in the United States (Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA), noted her tremendous contributions to Catholic health care. The article also highlighted a significant change in leadership of Catholic health care institutions. According to the article, with Sister's retirement, Saint Luke Institute is the only Catholic hospital in the United States ...
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Pope Francis on Seminarian Formation in Amoris Laetitia
In his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis highlights the importance of psychological formation and affective maturity for seminarians: "Seminarians should receive a more extensive interdisciplinary, and not merely doctrinal, formation in the areas of engagement and marriage. Their training does not always allow them to explore their own psychological and affective background and experiences. Some come from troubled families, with absent parents and a lack of emotional stability. There is a need to ...
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New Catholic Counseling Center Opens in Towson-Lutherville
Caritas Counseling Center is now open in the Towson-Lutherville community, just north of Baltimore, Maryland. Services include individual and group therapy, assessments, short-term educational/skill-building workshops, workshop speakers, coordination with psychiatric services, as well as consultation for leadership.  A ministry of Saint Luke Institute, Caritas Counseling Center offers supportive, confidential care from a professional staff who understand the importance of faith. As a Catholic organization, the mission is inspired by the healing ministry of Christ ...
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Saint Luke Receives National Accreditation
Saint Luke Institute has once again been recognized by The Joint Commission for its compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care, receiving the Commission's Gold Seal of Approval (displayed in the footer of this website). Saint Luke underwent a rigorous, multi-day, on-site survey this spring as part of the re-accreditation process.  The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. ...
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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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