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parenting Mar 06, 2020

HERE’S AN EXCERPT FROM HER WONDERFUL NEW BOOK, “JOURNEY IN LOVE, A CATHOLIC MOTHER’S PRAYERS AFTER PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS.”

 

The ultrasound was our first opportunity to see our child. The discovery of our baby’s sex was a glimpse into who this person is. Then came the day when the discovery told us not only that this was our son, but his journey would take us on a path we had never experienced before.

It began with a cleft lip/palate, then he was diagnosed...

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My Soul Clings to You

church crisis trauma Mar 05, 2020

~Psalm 69~

I’ve been sick for about two months. Really sick. A few times I thought I was getting better then got worse! Perhaps the hardest part has been that almost everyone around me has been sick too. I feel like I’ve been living in a field hospital where everyone is sick–including the doctors.

I’m a Catholic who cares deeply about our Church and its members, the Body of Christ and am hurting alongside those who have suffered abuse by “wolves in sheep...

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5 Simple Ways to Feel Less Stressed Even if You're Doing a Lot

catholic mindfulness Mar 04, 2020

So many people tell me how hard practicing Catholic mindfulness appears to be before getting started. I get it, it seems that you’re too busy, you don’t have enough time, you’ll take care of yourself later, after you’ve gotten everything else done. Some areas of self-care like getting exercise or reading a good book may actually require the extra time- but Catholic mindfulness does not. There are simple ways to incorporate more awareness and connection with the...

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5 Lessons for Bishops from a Married Man

church crisis Mar 03, 2020

To the Bishops of the Catholic Church Who Are Not Complicit in Scandalous Crimes,

(To the Bishops who did know about the scandals and coverups, I’m not ready to write to you yet. You belong in jail or least retired. Once you are there I may be ready to speak to you.) There are many good men though among the rest of you. I’ve met some of you and know you love Jesus and his Church. I hope and pray you are part of the coming purification and reformation of the Catholic...

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5 Things to Do During the Church Crisis

church crisis Mar 02, 2020

The level of chaos and crisis in the church now is overwhelming, and it only promises to increase. I have been thinking, praying, and reading through a lot of what’s out there, and I want to provide a mini-series of thought on the matter. This consists of three posts:


5 Things To Know About the Crisis

5 Things To Do During the Crisis

5 Lessons for Bishops From a Married Man During the Church Crisis  


With all the negativity and even the reality that there is little we can do in...

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5 Things to Know about the Church Crisis

church crisis Mar 01, 2020

The level of chaos and crisis in the Church now is overwhelming, and it only promises to increase. I have been thinking, praying, and reading through a lot of what’s out there, and I want to provide a mini-series of thought on the matter. This will consist of three posts:


5 Things To Know About the Crisis

5 Things To Do During the Crisis

5 Lessons for Bishops From a Married Man During the Church Crisis


As a Catholic Psychologist, I work very closely with the Church. I am, of course,...

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The Problem with the Bishop Scandals

The US Conference of Bishops FINALLY admitted what the deepest problem is- “Our Church (read- Bishops) is suffering from a crisis of sexual morality.” Why do I say they are referring to themselves? Because this is the official statement released after McCarrick’s scandal broke. This isn’t the parish council’s crisis, or the church janitor’s crisis, no, this is the Bishop’s crisis. 

That’s actually not the point of this post though....

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The Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, or, Coffee - Satan's Drink

catholic mindfulness Feb 29, 2020

Coffee aficionados often claim that the spread of its popularity among Catholics is due to Pope Clement VIII’s influence. He was pressed by his advisers to denounce coffee. The advisers believed coffee was the “bitter invention of Satan” because of its popularity among Muslims. However, upon tasting coffee, Pope Clement VIII declared that, “This Satan’s drink is so delicious that it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of...

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Banana Chips

FROM GUEST BLOGGER BARBRA BOTTARO

10:47am on a Wednesday. We were enduring the 4th snowstorm in three weeks, and it was the first day of Spring.  We were stuck inside; it was too cold to go out anywhere else, but not snowy enough to play in the yard. Elijah and Francesca, 4 and 3 years old, had been vacillating between playing nicely together and trying to kill each other, every 10 minutes telling me what injustice had been done to them at the hands of the other. During the times they...

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Who Are We and What Heals Us?

There is a false dichotomy, an error in thinking, that runs deep in the veins of our sense of ourselves. This is the idea that our psychology is separate from our spirituality or our biology. It is certainly good to look through different lenses to notice different aspects of Truth, or our existence in the universe, but it is not correct to think that we are really different parts.

We are not different parts, sewn together like a well-made piece of clothing or bolted and welded together...

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