By Tim Ruffner I have had the pleasure of meeting the fine group of “founders” for Healing Voices and become one of them. We aren’t just people collaborating on an amazing newsletter; we are people who have stories to tell from previous experiences in our lives. I am actually...

A Stone Between God and You?

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 8, 2016

A Stone between God and You? “Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, ‘Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up,...

It Takes a Village….

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 7, 2016

Film Review: Spotlight  by Eileen Mathy For those of you who attended the showing of the movie Spotlight, reactions though they may vary are more than likely intense. This movie much like the investigative articles of the Boston Globe was designed to rock our Catholic worlds with new awareness...

Henri Nouwen

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 5, 2016

“Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.  The main question is not, ‘How can we hide our wounds?’ so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but, ‘How can we put our woundedness into the service of others?’  When our wounds cease...

Who Am I?

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 4, 2016

By Sooz Jeson and Friend The answer to that question is complicated and forever changing. Why, because I am still evolving. Years ago I wasn’t. Abuse silenced me. I became a prisoner within myself. How did I become free; I learned to speak. A little over a year ago I...

Amazing Grace

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 3, 2016

Through many dangers, toils and snares We have already come, Tis grace that kept us safe thusfar And grace will bring me home! A Moment’s Meditation: Judy Collins Singing “Amazing Grace” 

Creativity and Darkness

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 2, 2016

“Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.” Julia Cameron For more about exploring your creative side as a seed opening in the darkness, consider Julia Cameron‘s book The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity.

Michael D. Hoffman

  • By Spirit Fire
  • January 1, 2016

Michael D. Hoffman is a co-founder and co-editor of The Healing Voices Magazine. Mike is particularly devoted to advancing the cause of child protection within and beyond the Catholic Church. He explains, “I believe our efforts, as survivors, help victims and their families heal, and I pray these child-protection...