In our world and our Church, many of our brothers and sisters struggle with addictions.  Indeed, almost half of Americans report having a family member or close friend who has struggled with drug addiction, and one in seven report suffering from substance addictions themselves.  Today, the internet also provides an avenue for addictive behavior, including

In The Pope Video for April, the Holy Father calls our attention to the addictions that affect society today, and asks us to pray that people be freed from their addictions and the sufferings that go with them. (Vatican City, April 2, 2020) – The Pope Video for April made known the Holy Father’s prayer

In a certain sense it is possible to say, “Every place is a temple to find God and pray to the Father.” Furthermore, if we believe that every person is a temple where God dwells, we can honor God by the respect we show to each individual person. However, our prayer in these moments is