Local Spotlight (465)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:01

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/15/18

Written by

The author of Dreamland, Sam Quinones, stated in a blog post “The Purdue Pharma company instructional materials pushed salespeople to ‘expand the physician’s definition of the appropriate patient’ to which opioids might be prescribed, and to develop a ‘specific plan for systematically moving physicians to the next level of prescribing.’” Over the past twenty years, other companies have adopted the same deceptive, sales tactics from Purdue Pharma, including INSYS Therapeutics.  
Today Greg is joined by Evan Hughes, author and writer for GQ, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Hughes recently composed an article for The New York Times entitled The Pain Hustlers. This article profiled the case of INSYS Therapeutics and how they paid millions to physicians through their “Speaker Program” to recommend and prescribe their bestselling, highly addictive, fentanyl product to treat terminal cancer pain: Subsys. Hear this story and how others in the industry have adopted these deceptive sales and marketing practices, despite Purdue Pharma’s prosecution for employing essentially, the same practices.
Monday, 10 December 2018 11:46

Widen Your Goal

Monday, December 10, 2018

Widen your goal

Are you stuck, unable to make any progress? Perhaps your desire to move forward is too narrowly focused.

Widen your field of vision until you can see more workable possibilities. Let go of some of the particulars of your goal while holding firm to its essence.

Yes, certainly, focus on achieving what you desire. But don’t become so narrowly and exclusively focused on your desire that you render yourself incapable of working toward it.

For example, a larger home might make a major positive difference in your family’s quality of life. But it doesn’t have to be on a specific street or even in one particular neighborhood.

If you’re stuck, your best possibilities are likely to be found among the ones you’ve never considered. But you’ve locked those possibilities out of your mind because of certain details about your goal that don’t even matter that much.

Put your persistence to work, rather than allowing stubbornness to hold you back. Widen your goal enough to open a clear and achievable path to it that you can begin to travel right now.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#kpFT7aBBp0eMIGxc.99  

Thursday, 06 December 2018 13:31

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/08/18

Written by

In criminal cases, legal assistance is a right. However, there is no right to counsel in civil matters, and most low-income Americans are forced to go it alone without legal representation. It’s estimated that 71% of low-income households experienced at least one civil legal problem in the last year, including problems with health care, housing conditions, disability access, veterans’ benefits, and domestic violence. Left unaddressed, these issues represent a significant hurdle to overcome for those in recovery. 
In October of 2017, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland sought to address the legal barriers that negatively impact an individual’s health. They launched a medical/ legal partnership after receiving support from various local organizations, such as the Jones Day Foundation and Mount Sinai Healthcare Foundation to name a few. 
For today’s podcast, Greg met with Legal Aid attorneys Michael Russell and Jennifer Kinsley, as well as Dr. Albana Dreshaj Medical Director of St. Vincent Charity Psychiatric Emergency Department. Hear how this program can help those less fortunate overcome obstacles and get the assistance they need.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:12

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/01/18

Written by

Greg interviews Thom Olmstead, the Director of University Partner Collaborations at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, as well as Orlando Howard, the Manager of Outpatient Treatment Services at Rosary Hall. The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Rosary Hall are currently running a pilot program that offers free Uber rides to those in Intensive Out Patient Program (IOP) Treatment.
 Listen to the podcast to discover how this program is directly affecting IOP treatment patient’s lives and how it helps keep those recovering from substance abuse disorder stay on track.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 05:21

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 11/24/18

Written by

Recently, President Trump signed an opioid package into law called H.R.6. Today’s podcast will discuss what this means and will be the first episode of a two-part series that will break down H.R.6. Greg met with Jay Ruais, Chief of Staff and VP of Federal and National Initiatives for the Addiction Policy Forum and Braeden Kelly, Director of External Affairs. The two discuss what H.R.6 will do and how this can help combat the opioid crisis. 
One of the key points that H.R.6 will do is expand treatment capacity. Roughly 20 million people suffer from substance use disorders and about 10% of them will receive treatment. H.R.6 will help to establish evidence-based treatment centers to help those suffering. In addition to treatment capacity expansion, this bill will also allow Medicaid to cover up to 30 days of treatment as well as expand telehealth services. Listen for more initiatives this legislation will add and how it can help curb the opioid epidemic and ensure victims of the disease get the support and treatment they need.
Monday, 19 November 2018 10:25

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Friends,
All of the Trinitarian Sisters at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Please remember that all of you are in our prayers daily. 
Perhaps you will be spending Thanksgiving with family, friends or even, perhaps, alone.  Just remember those "perfect" families that we see in movies and entertainment do not exist.   Don't be upset if you can not meet their standards.  No one can.  Just remember the family of Apostles.  It contained a doubter, a betrayer and a few cowards. All imperfect people.  So we're not looking to bad.  God only wants what we can give. 
A reminder that the word Eucharist means thanksgiving.  If you can make it to our 8:00 AM Mass on Thursday come and give thanks with us.  We'll carry you in prayer no matter what.
Happy Thanksgiving,
The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity  
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:39

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 11/17/18

Written by

The lifestyle of the music industry has proven deadly for so many people over the years. Wikipedia lists the names of over 100 pop artists who have lost their lives to overdose since the 60s.  Greg’s guest today knows the story all too well having been the lead guitarist for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts during their hey-day. Ricky Byrd was living the life of a rock star until he almost lost his life and decided it was time to get clean.  Today, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inductee Ricky Byrd has been clean and sober for thirty one years. Over the last few years Ricky realized he could combine his music and recovery to create songs that are useful to people struggling with addiction.
The result is Clean Getaway, both the name of a 501(c)(3) non-profit Ricky founded to reach addicts through the connective power of music, AND a brand new album of songs related to his experience with addiction and recovery. Ricky talks with Greg about his brush with death, recovery and using his platform to give back and help others find sobriety.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:22

Save The Date - We Give Catholic Newsletter

Save the date letter or flyer 001

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:49

Save The Date - We Give Catholic

Save date flier with offline full page 001

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:32

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine December Newsletter






Dear Friends, December, 2018

So far Mary has given us the good advice telling us to allow God into our hearts and not to be afraid.  Mary did both of those things well. Her actions showed us how to use her advice. Mary was a woman of action.  She says very little in scripture, but after Christ, she has the most influence. She did not need words. She gave us, as any good Mother would, the perfect example of living God’s Word.  Take some time to read the Christmas story in Luke 2: 1-20 and Matthew 2: 1-12. A lot of action is happening. In addition to the Holy Family the other characters in the story are the animals, the shepherds and the three Kings.  All very different from one another. How did the Holy Family greet each of these visitors? We don’t know what they said, but they showed respect and hospitality. No one was better than the other. Mary’s advice, her example to us: all are called to visit her Son, Jesus.  As we prepare our homes for our Christmas visitors, yes, even our in-laws or nosy neighbor, let us be as kind and welcoming as was Mary. Sometimes that gets lost in all the Christmas “stuff.” We don’t have to use words, just our hearts.


Remember the Giving Tuesday Nov. 27th. Campaign! Don’t forget to come visit us and that December 2nd is the French Toast Breakfast after the 8:00AM Mass. It helps to pay the light bill.  We also get to see you!


If you can help us to prepare our Chapel by donating for flowers that would help us out too.  We will also begin our Christmas novena for your intentions. See the flyer below for both activities.

Come to our 10:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass on Monday, Dec. 24th or 8:00 AM Mass Tuesday, Christmas morning!  Masses from Dec. 25th up to and including January 1st will be at 8:00 AM. Pray for us as we pray for all of you.

Thank you and God bless you and all your loved ones,

Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity






Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment in which Jesus Christ was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem in piercing cold.  In that hour, vouchsafe Oh my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ and of his Blessed Mother Mary. Amen.  

Novena Donation:


Intention for prayers during the Novena:


CHAPEL DONATIONS (Due on or before December 15th)


Donation for Chapel Decorations: $__________________ (PLEASE PRINT SO THAT THE NAME OR INTENTION CAN BE READ)


In Memory of / for the intention of:



Name: ___________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________


City: _______________________ State: _______   Zip: ____________



Page 5 of 34