‘It’ll Get Better’: Chaplains Play Essential Role for Transit Workers

Metropolitan Transportation Authority chaplains have long provided counseling to workers, a role that is even more important during the pandemic.

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Sister Jean Gets Another Loyola N.C.A.A. Run

After a back-and-forth with Loyola-Chicago and N.C.A.A. tournament officials, the vaccinated 101-year-old team chaplain will be allowed to cheer her beloved Ramblers in person.

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Supreme Court Rebuffs Alabama’s Effort to Bar Pastor From Execution Chamber

The case was the latest in a series of disputes over the presence of spiritual advisers in execution chambers that have bitterly divided the justices.

#capital-punishment, #chaplains, #freedom-of-religion, #murphy-patrick-henry-jr, #religion-and-belief, #smith-willie-b-iii, #supreme-court-us

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Former Boy Scouts Chaplain Is Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse

James Glawson, 76, sexually assaulted six young men, including one who is developmentally disabled, Rhode Island authorities said.

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How a Zen Buddhist Monk and Hospital Chaplain Spends His Sundays

To care for Covid-19 patients and their families, Seigan Ed Glassing reserves one day of the week to care for himself.

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Randall Cunningham Is Back in the N.F.L. … as Raiders Chaplain

“I want to preach myself into a Super Bowl ring.”

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Rev. John Vakulskas Dies at 76; Carnivals Were His Parish

He ministered to generations of carnival workers, and his work was recognized by popes. He died of the coronavirus.

#chaplains, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #iowa, #roman-catholic-church, #vakulskas-john-1944-2020

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Rev. Roxy Is Serious About Marriages and Helping Make Them Work

The Rev. Roxanne Birchfield, a celebrity wedding officiant, will tell you one thing for sure: marriage is not a fairy tale but it is absolutely a thing of hope.

#chaplains, #marriages, #weddings-and-engagements

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A Life Full of Meaning

The diabetes camp that gave us hope had an unlikely connection to my father, a former priest who would have delighted in being our guardian angel.

#camps-and-camping, #chaplains, #children-and-childhood, #diabetes, #insulin, #summer-season

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Supreme Court Stays Execution of Texas Inmate Over Issue of Spiritual Adviser

Ruben Gutierrez’s lawyers argued that he had the right to have a Christian chaplain present during his execution.

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Rabbis to Return to German Military Amid Growing Anti-Semitism

The Army will welcome rabbis into its chaplaincy this year to provide spiritual support to Jewish soldiers as anti-Semitism surges in the country.

#anti-semitism, #chaplains, #defense-and-military-forces, #germany, #jews-and-judaism, #politics-and-government, #rabbis

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The Case for Music in Times of Loss

As a hospice chaplain, I know that the path through grief is mourning. Music can meet us on the path and help us keep walking.

#chaplains, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #epidemics, #funerals-and-memorials, #hospice-care, #music

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Their Calling Was to Lay Hands on the Sick. Then Came the Coronavirus.

How the pandemic transformed the lives and ministry of eight Manhattan friars, and what their example can teach the rest of us.

#chaplains, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #easter-and-holy-week, #jesus-christ, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church

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Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith During the Coronavirus Pandemic

They are used to serving as vessels for others’ grief and fear, but the outbreak has changed how they practice their work, and how they feel.

#chaplains, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #religion-and-belief, #your-feed-science

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