September 20, 2023 | by Richard Young | It can be difficult and frustrating to understand what Jesus’ parables mean for us. How can a given story apply to my life right now? Today’s reflection invites us to hear Jesus’s parable of the generous employer as sign of the generosity and equality which God offers to everyone¾and which we are called to offer to one another.
September 13, 2023 | by Ann Marie Szpakowska | Often, we think of repentance as a precursor to being forgiven. We repent of our sins and God forgives us. However, today’s reflection broadens this scope, instead suggesting that we must also repent if we hope to forgive others.
September 11. 2023 | by DignityUSA | New policies on sexuality and gender identity impacting all parishes and schools in the Diocese of Cleveland are of great concern to leaders of Dignity Northeast Ohio and DignityUSA. The organizations minister to LGBTQ+ Catholics, their families, and allies.
September 6, 2023 | by delfín bautista | We’ve heard the directive, “To love our neighbors as ourselves,” so often it can feel like a cliché. Today’s reflection asks what we are to do with such a sentiment when Church and society have advocated so strongly that we not love who we are.
September 5, 2023 | by DignityUSA | Unlike legitimate professional therapy, conversion therapy is not evidence-based, and most formal conversion therapy programs in the U.S. have shut down in recent years. Scientific evidence has found conversion therapy to be both ineffective and psychologically harmful. Conversion therapy inhibits coping, social support, and identity exploration, encourages isolation and distrust of family and friends, and can lead to shame and reduced self-esteem.