What Does Catholic Psychology Mean?

catholic psychology Jan 01, 2020

Catholic Anthropology (the study of human beings) is built on the principle that human beings are created in the Image and Likeness of God, who is the Creator.  We are loved, and our Creator has a plan for us because of that love.  This is a radical statement that sets Christian belief apart from most other worldviews.  Christianity also holds that our Creator shares the nature of humanity in the person of Jesus Christ.  By following Christ, and forming a relationship with...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 44: Coffee Talk: The Social Media Dilemma (Are We Really Connecting?)

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 44 of the Being Human Podcast: Coffee Talk: The Social Media Dilemma (Are We Really Connecting?)

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Authentic community; 
  • The pseudo-connectedness of social media; 
  • Gauging how much time is “ok” on social media; 
  • The definition of “rest” and true recharging/replenishing behavior; 
  • The biological implications of interacting vs. being “fed”; 
  • Finding who you can trust with your mental...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 43: The Psychology of Holiness: Stories of Fr. Benedict, w/ Dr. Bryan Violette (Mentor Series)

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 43 of the Being Human Podcast: The Psychology of Holiness: Stories of Fr. Benedict, w/ Dr. Bryan Violette (Mentor Series)

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Introducing Dr. Bryan Violette;    
  • How Fr. Benedict influenced Dr. Bryan;    
  • The value of joy in the spiritual life;    
  • What Fr. Benedict’s life teaches us about evangelization;   
  • The individuality of holiness;   
  • Holiness...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 42: The Rebelliousness of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, w/ Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR (Mentor Series)

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 42 of the Being Human Podcast: The Rebelliousness of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, w/ Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR (Mentor Series)

 

 In this episode, we talk about:

  • Fr. Agustino’s vocation story with the CFR friars; 
  • The blessing of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, on our lives; 
  • Lessons from Fr. Benedict about the power of personal encounter; 
  • Fr. Benedict’s gift for “trouble”; 
  • Finding opportunities for people to do good; 
  • ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 41: What is Integration Anyway? w/ Fr. Louis Merosne

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 41 of the Being Human Podcast: What is Integration Anyway? w/ Fr. Louis Merosne 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Integration as bringing together the different pieces that make us human;  
  • Why we should care about holiness; 
  • St. Thomas Aquinas and the ultimate end: happiness; 
  • How seeking holiness is seeking true happiness; 
  • How God makes himself vulnerable to us; 
  • What God’s law reveals about His heart; 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 40: Why You Should Get to Know This Saint

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 40 of the Being Human Podcast: Why You Should Get to Know This Saint

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Dr. Greg’s new mobile app!
  • The significance of St. John Paul II making St.Thérèse a Doctor of the Church as a woman, a contemplative, and a young person; 
  • How different people can be drawn to different saints; 
  • The universal vocation to holiness; 
  • The call to freedom through Jesus Christ; 
  • What it means to have hope to become a...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 39: Rehabilitating Our View of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 39 of the Being Human Podcast: Rehabilitating Our View of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Dr. Greg’s experience at World Youth Day Paris in 1997; 
  • His encounters with St. John Paul II and St. Thérèse of Lisieux; 
  • What it means that she is a Doctor of the Church; 
  • What we can learn about our own spiritual growth from a cloistered nun; 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 38: Time for a Check-In

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 38 of the Being Human Podcast: Time for a Check-In

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The patron saints of the CatholicPsych Institute; 
  • Why we need saints like St. Thérèse of Lisieux;  
  • What’s upcoming from CatholicPsych; 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 37: Forgiveness, Fatherhood, and Miraculous Grace w/ Devin Schadt

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 37 - Forgiveness, Fatherhood, and Miraculous Grace w/ Devin Schadt

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Devin’s background and his work for spreading devotion to St. Joseph
  • How Devin came to learn what Fatherhood looks like
  • The role of St. Joseph in his life
  • Practical moments of God speaking to his heart 
  • Insights learned from fathering a child with a disability
  • The power of forgiveness

 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 36: A Guided Exercise w/ Dr. Peter Malinoski

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 36: A Guided Exercise w/ Dr. Peter Malinoski

In this episode, we talk about:

  • A practical exercise in connecting to a part; 
  • How we can “show up” to our different parts; 
  • Hearing and healing different parts of ourselves; 
  • Dr. Greg's own experience of the guided exercise; 

 

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