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 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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