Chiara Silvia Lubich, Servant of GodLetting go of guiltOffering my hurtTurning the pageCharlie Hebdo and freedom of speech

Chiara Silvia Lubich declared Servant of God

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Bishop Raffaello Martinelli officially opened the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the foundress of the Focolare Movement, Chiara Silvia Lubich, at the crowded Cathedral of Frascati, Italy.

Letting go of guilt

Forgiving others is tough enough, but what about forgiving ourselves? It can be a process that is liberating and allows us to continue to grow and develop…

Offering my hurt

I was scheduled to leave on a two-week trip, but my wife showed her dismay and felt betrayed. How could I deal with my hurt feelings?

Turning the page

Forgiving my sister as our family was falling apart was a challenge: I just couldn’t cope with the grudge. Why hadn’t she thought of the consequences of her actions? Why did she hurt all of us?

Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech

Two perspectives: the limits of humor and satire and balancing the two freedoms of speech and religion

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Forgiveness

It is not easy to forgive — others, or ourselves for that matter. Maybe you’ve experienced the feeling of hanging on to hurt or guilt and shame. We can let ourselves rehash what happened over and over again, never letting the wound heal. Whether it’s a small grudge for something that bothers us or a deep suffering that changed our life forever — will we forgive? And what makes us forgive? This issue aims to show how the power of love and the fact that others need us and help us forget our own hurt as we reach out to them, is what can pull us beyond what seems humanly possible in order to forgive.

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Forgiving others is tough enough, but what about forgiving ourselves?

    Walking the fine line.
       Where are the limits of humor and satire?
    Who defines the limits?
       Balancing the two freedoms of speech and religion

How to transform emotional upsets

The challenges of forgiving my sister as our family was falling apart