Posts Tagged ‘Zoom’

Priests learning learn to minister to transgender people

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Learning to minister to transgender people is the subject of a new Zoom series created for priests. A transgender Catholic, James Pignatella is one of the speakers in the three-part Zoom series which began last month. The next sessions are on 18 November and 15 December. The series aims to educate Catholic priests on how Read more

Zoom sued by church for Bible class hijacked by ‘sick’ porn

Monday, May 18th, 2020

One of San Francisco’s oldest churches has joined the chorus of complaints that Zooming is not safe – with a lawsuit claiming its bible study class was “Zoombombed” with pornography. “The footages were sick and sickening – portraying adults engaging in sex acts with each other and performing sex acts on infants and children, in Read more

Quarantine taught me the value of an in-person Catholic school

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

My children’s parochial school is about as low-tech as it is presently possible for an institution to be. That has actually been a good thing in an era of “distance learning.” It was obvious from the start of the coronavirus pandemic that the students could not be expected to attend a battery of Zoom classes Read more

Coronavirus and digital spiritual direction

Monday, May 4th, 2020
Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction, counselling and supervision are traditionally people-centred services; face-to-face, and in-person activities and the Coronavirus and lockdown threatened to place more pressure on people in need of these very human services. For six years I have been working at developing and enhancing a digital and in-person practice, mainly for people I accompanied who moved Read more