Entries by Fr. Scott Donahue

Crystal Finds Stability at Mercy Home

Many of us are struggling with feelings of confinement as we shelter to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Staying home takes us away from our familiar routines. Yet for some children, staying in one home has never been part of their routine. The instability of fluid living situations and changing caregivers at a young age can […]

Thomas Gains Confidence at Mercy Home

With much uncertainty in the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we remain hopeful for the future. Like other difficult moments in history, we must remind ourselves that this, too, shall pass. For many of our young people, hope has been elusive in their lives. They have experienced tremendous hardships and challenges. The care […]

Seeing Justice

The death of George Floyd, whose life we all watched leave his body as a police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, was a shock to many, and yet not a shock to many. The unrest we saw unfold in cities across the U.S. over the past week was a shock […]