God Created Us to Need Each Other

You probably already know by now that I have a weekly podcast called Being Human. In one of the recent episodes, I begin to venture into what some would consider dangerous territory these days. (The fact that this subject has become such a controversial issue is baffling.)

"What am I discussing that’s such a contentious topic?" you ask.

Strangely enough, it’s the fact that we are created as males and females, and that both a masculine and feminine presence are ideal...
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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; 

Resources mentioned...

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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; 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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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; 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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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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