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catholic psychology Jan 06, 2020

People often ask me, “What do you mean by Catholic Psychology?”  There are lots of questions people have regarding my work because it is a field that is relatively new.  The Catholic part has been around for millennia and the psychology part has been around in some shape or form for hundreds, if not thousands of years.  Not until very recently has there been an intentional movement to bring the two together.  In fact, for a large part of the 20th century, the...

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St. Therese

faith Jan 05, 2020

St. Therese is generally regarded as a cute saint.  She happened to be a very cute little French girl, who wrote with the boldness of someone who just didn’t seem to care what anyone else thought.  She said the types of things that make adults look and go, “kids say the darndest things, isn’t she adorable?”  She said she wanted to spend her time in heaven sending roses to people on earth.  Cute.

If you take a few minutes to look past the flowers...

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Should Women Man-up? In Response to "Holding Back Tears"

femininity masculinity Jan 04, 2020

First of all, I would like to thank the girls at Verily for doing an outstanding job of providing an alternative to trashy pop-culture periodicals.  While many other people point fingers and put down the culture, Verily is doing something about it.

I would like to share a response to a recent article called “Holding Back Tears,” found here.  The question concerning the appropriateness of displaying emotion at work is raised.

Some of the greatest mysteries that every...

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Trust Part Deux

trust Jan 03, 2020

When I looked at my 7-year-old brother playing by the water, I was moved by a deep revelation.  I saw someone who is totally excited about life.  He was trying to catch an eel.  The eel and the rock he was hiding under were the only two realities that my brother was focused on.  How can he be so free?  Why isn’t he stressed or worried or anxious about life?  It’s because he has nothing to worry about!  This kid lives a totally spoiled, privileged...

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What's the One Secret to Living a Faithful Life?

catholic psychology trust Jan 02, 2020

Trust.  It all comes down to trust.  I suppose I shouldn’t start with that if it all comes down to it so I will back up.  Anxiety, Neuroticism, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Depression, Insomnia, Body Image issues, and the list could go on of problems that in some ways can be fundamentally broken down to trust issues.  I don’t mean to discount the scientifically proven role of physiology, things like serotonin and the effect of childhood trauma on developing brain...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 111: Insights from the East (Part One), w/ Mother Natalia & Her Parents

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 111 of the Being Human Podcast: Insights from the East (Part One), w/ Mother Natalia & Her Parents

Joining Dr. Greg to discuss the differences and complementarity of the traditions of the East and the West is Byzantine Catholic nun, Mother Natalia (and her parents)!  In this first of a two-part episode, Mother Natalia reveals fascinating and surprising differences she’s experienced between the two traditions, and shares her journey from the Roman Rite to...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 110: Beyond Stereotypes: Gender, Culture, and Catholicism w/ Dr. Jennifer E. Morel

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 110 of the Being Human Podcast: Beyond Stereotypes: Gender, Culture, and Catholicism w/ Dr. Jennifer E. Morel

Joining Dr. Greg for this week’s episode is special guest Dr. Jennifer E. Morel, a moral theologian, research scholar, author, and co-founder of the International Institute of Culture and Gender! In their conversation, they explore the complexities of defining authentic masculinity and femininity, revealing why it’s essential to look beyond cultural and...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 109: Converting the Culture with Love, w/ Sr. Agnus Dei, SV

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 109 of the Being Human Podcast:  Converting the Culture with Love, w/ Sr. Agnus Dei, SV

Roe v. Wade may have been overturned, but it doesn’t seem as if much has changed in our culture, causing us to question if Love truly is winning. Rather than give in to despair, how can we help to change hearts and live in a truly pro-life way, beyond the argument against abortion? 

Joining Dr. Greg on the podcast this week to break open these important topics is Sr....

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 108: It’s Another Year…and I’m Still Single, w/ Dr. Mario Sacasa

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 108 of the Being Human Podcast: It’s Another Year… and I’m Still Single, w/ Dr. Mario Sacasa

It’s a new year, and what if you’re still single but don’t want to be? How do you balance the desire for a committed relationship with living in the present reality of not yet having one? In this week’s episode, Dr. Greg welcomes back to the show a friend and colleague, Dr. Mario Sacasa, to discuss discernment, being single, dating, and the...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 107: What to Look For in a Mental Health Professional

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 107 of the Being Human Podcast: What to Look For in a Mental Health Professional

In this week’s episode, Dr. Greg begins with an announcement of the newest publication of the CatholicPsych Press while also diving into some of the most important factors in the work of accompanying others. In the end, he reveals the one question to ask yourself when searching for a professional to accompany you! 

Discussed in this episode:

  • What does it mean for someone to call...
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