Skyping with spirit: Chaplains use computers to support the seriously ill

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Can we talk? Chaplains are now offering Skype or phone counseling to the homebound.

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Can we talk? Chaplains are now offering Skype or phone counseling to the homebound.

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Chaplains of diverse affiliations across the country respond to requests for support within 24 hours. "We face our own frailty, and people want an answer and to be able to talk it out," said one chaplaincy service executive.