Between 1999 and 2010 the suicide rate for middle aged men in the U.S, rose nearly 50 percent. And the breakdown of community (marriages, churches, etc.) is playing a role. Apart from other sources of meaning, many people come to think of their self-worth in terms of their net-worth. More in the New York Times: Loneliness and Suicide.
Honoring those we have dishonored is one way to get up when we fall, one way to get back on the way . . . Let us ask St. Kateri to help us when we mistake the “angel unawares” for the dangerous other. Let us ask Kateri, the Lily of the Mohawks to be our guide. Read more from Melissa Musick after the jump. A version of this article first appeared in The National Catholic Reporter.
So how do we explain the deaths of the good, the holy, and the innocent? We can’t. More from Melissa Musick after the jump: