Musical Evening

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • September 8, 2020

Historic tragedy wounded our nation nineteen years ago this week. We share that memory, all of us. Experiences vary, but the trauma connects us. It’s a good week to keep in mind we all are grappling in our own ways. Self-care on memorial anniversaries is really important. Planning ahead...

Reminder: Renew

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • August 3, 2020

Just a reminder! Trauma Recovery Associates (TRA) is offering a free, online, and entirely private at-home study program in renewal from the corrosive stress and anxiety people are experiencing during the pandemic. RENEW uses a holistic model of well-being, and walks through practical and very simple ways to care...

Urgent Numbers

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • July 10, 2020

Having a list of hotlines and urgent-support numbers is a great way to be poised to help anyone – a child whom you suspect is suffering, or an adult dangerously tempted by suicide, or a teen who’s run away. We compiled reputable help- and hotlines, checked connections and phone...

Click to Pray

Pope Francis arranged for a website where people can go to pray with him – and to ask for prayers. Each month he focuses on a particular topic for prayer, and there are prayer campaigns as well. At the time of this writing, about 60,000 had prayed the rosary...

Spirit Fire Broadcast

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • May 6, 2020

“Wounded & Healing” is a new weekly broadcast to which one and all are welcomed. Here, Teresa Pitt Green of Spirit Fire welcomes one or more guests each week to share their stories, experience, and reflections about abuse, recovery, and God’s role in healing. We cover practical tips and...

A collaborative approach to preventing child sexual abuse Char Rivette, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director, ChicagoCAC We have the power to eliminate child sexual abuse. At Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC), we work toward this vision by uniting public, private and community partners to ensure the safety, health and well-being...

Catholics don’t typically want to turn a self-protective blind eye to the suffering around us, but we all struggle how to respond in situations where people in crisis need immediate help — especially if we aren’t able to do more than cross paths. Traveling between cities with my ministry...

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