Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Guest Commentary


Navigating Decisions with the Gift of Council

A little more than 12 years ago, I was a teacher and a technology coordinator at Bishop McDevitt High School, as well as the chairperson for the Diocesan Technology Committee.

‘Hope in Our Hearts’

This year has really been so hard on us all. We have watched the news as cases grew out of hand.

The Gifts of Intellect

As I stare at my blinking cursor, there is a “voice” whispering, “Who are you, Geralyn, to think that your musings bring any good to anyone? Your words are just a clanging gong! Who do you think you are?”

Piety in the Streets

Many years ago, when I taught in the Bronx, I had an after-school club to assist students who couldn’t complete their homework because of challenging situations at home.

Revealing the Virtue and Gift of Fortitude

When I was a classroom teacher, I would often stay after class to prepare the next day’s lessons and grade papers. I would also invite students to stay after school to work on their homework, if they needed to. My classroom provided a safe place where they could not only do their homework but have assistance with it as well.

Tools for Living the Will of the Father

Back in 2015, the following story was originally printed in one of my articles for The Catholic Witness. It bears repeating as I continue my reflections on the Holy Spirit.

The Brush Marks of the Divine Artist

I am an artist. A lot of people don’t know that. What they also don’t know is that my artwork is a visible representation of my spiritual journey.

The Holy Spirit: Love in Action

I knew this day would eventually come! I sit here looking at a white screen and a blinking cursor almost laughing at me. I don’t have one story to share. Rather, I have several! I am purely at a loss on which one to share with you this week.

A Letter from Bishop Gainer on National Child Abuse Prevention Month

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Every April our nation observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Who Is the Holy Spirit?

Some time ago, I had the privilege of teaching a sixth grader who had a gift of seeing things in a different way.

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