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Update: PBS World “Your Health: A Sacred Matter” with LOC Marilyn Martone to air July 7
June 22, 2017 News 0

A reminder that Lady of Charity Marilyn Martone and her daughter Michelle are featured in a new PBS documentary film called “Your Health: A Sacred Matter”. Marilyn will speak in the section on caregiving (about 12 minutes towards the end of the film).

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I was in Houston Texas this weekend at a conference on Religion and Medicine. On Saturday evening there was the premier screening of a film entitled “Your Health: A Sacred Matter.” It will view on PBS in May and Michelle and I are in it as are some of Michelle’s team members as well as members of our parish. You can see the trailer at the following web site. You can also check the web site as to when it will be shown in your area. yourhealthasacredmatter.com

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Our church in New York is in the process of renovation. Last evening there was a meeting for all who wished to see the latest plans. Everyone was thoughtful of persons in wheelchairs but they expressed their concern by including in the plan a ramp off to the side that would make the altar area accessible. I instead advocated for universal design. Most people did not know what that was. Many people think that if we are making someplace accessible we are inclusive. But accommodating and wholeheartedly welcoming are two different things. There is no reason why persons with disabilities should have a separate access to the altar when one access could be used by all. The goal is not to marginalize certain individuals but to make sure that everyone is included. The following web site has tips on how to make liturgical spaces more inclusive. It’s important that we all think about this.

http://www1.georgetown.edu/centers/liturgy/envisionchurch/architecture/howtos/60891.html

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