May/June 2023 | Vol. 33, No. 3
2023 NACC Retreat – University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois
Retreat workshop uses stories to tell of cultural differences – by David Lewellen, Vision Editor
Cultural competence is basically impossible, but cultural humility can be entertaining and enlightening.
At last weekend’s NACC retreat, Executive Director Erica Cohen Moore and board member Antonina Olszewski presented a lively workshop on intercultural communication styles…(Read more)
Missioning ceremony opens 2023 retreat – by David Lewellen, Vision Editor
The NACC’s 2023 retreat opened Thursday morning with a Mass to honor the association’s newly certified chaplains.
Bishop Jeffrey Haines, the NACC’s episcopal liaison, reminisced in his homily about the hospital chaplain in West Bend, WI, whom he got to know in his first parish assignment in the 1980s…(Read more)
Even in sickness and dying, patients are giving back to healers – by Kathy Heffernan
When I was in college I went on a campus ministry immersion trip to Haiti. We visited an orphanage and went to a school in Cite Soleil, one of the poorest and most dangerous areas of the western hemisphere. We also went to one of Mother Theresa’s homes for the dying. There we met a woman lying on a gurney in a darkened hallway in the back of the building. She was all alone…(Read more)