Finding God in a Storefront at the Mall

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Franciscans at the Mall

Franciscans are  opening chapels in shopping malls, where people can have a cup of coffee, ask for prayers, chat, or make a Confession (which Catholics are encouraged to do at least once during Advent). Read about their ministry of presence in The New York Times here: Finding God in a Storefront at the Mall 

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Alexandra Kimball, a pro-choice writer, who describes feminism as her “religion,” finds relief from her grief after a miscarriage when a Catholic priest gives her permission to mourn the preterm baby she lost. Read it from The Globe and Mail here: Unpregnant. For another take read: Why I Confessed My Abortion 25 Years Later.

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TCC Playlist: Confessions | This American Life

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Ira Glass, the host of This American Life, interviews Fr. Thomas Santa, a Catholic priest who ministers to people who are scrupulous, people who see God as a harsh judge and confess things that aren’t really sins.  Listen to the story of his work after the jump:

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