Even though schedules change in summertime, we can still find our selves very busy with different kinds of activities. Even if you can't carve out time to go on a retreat, try this Busy Person's Retreat from the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Our Catholic Faith and Technology
Human beings have dealt with technology -- and the questions of its right use -- from prehistoric times (think of the invention of the wheel, weapons, etc.). Today's technology is so complex and changing so rapidly that it can feel like a whole new moral dilemma. In this thoughtful and thought-provoking article, Catholic ethicist Kate Ott explores questions of technology and ethics for Catholics.
Enjoy the Farmers' Market AND Help Feed the Hungry!
The Des Moines Farmers' Market is always a fun way to spend a Saturday morning. Meals from the Market, which aids in the ministry of the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), provides a great opportunity to do good in the metro as part of your day. Volunteers staff an informational booth at the Farmers' Market, and then as the market is closing down, they canvas the vendors for donations of unsold produce and other products. Those items are taken to the DMARC warehouse to be distributed to the 14 food pantry sites they partner with, as well as their mobile sites. Various shifts are available. This is a great opportunity for individuals, groups, and households. Go to the DMARC website for more information and to sign up. There you will find additional opportunities to volunteer with the important work DMARC does to assist the hungry.