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Discerning God’s Will after the Monastery

Discerning God’s Will after the Monastery

It is easy to read hear the “many are called to the priesthood or religious life and few answer” message while forgetting that some try to answer that call and, for one reason or another, discern out of that calling. In general, it’s believed that two out of every...

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The Changing Time of Adolescence

The Changing Time of Adolescence

Adolescent  is a Latin word meaning to grow up or nearing maturity.  Anyone who actually has an adolescent in their house will be tickled to know that the word is very closely related to alere, another Latin word meaning to eat.  Whereas the word teenager simply...

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‘Catholic Masculinity’ with The Catholic Therapist

‘Catholic Masculinity’ with The Catholic Therapist

https://youtu.be/VWMKOeNhkb4 In this video we discuss what masculinity is and the lens in which to understand it. Masculinity while involving rites of passage and certain tangible characteristics is also something more abstract and even spiritual. We look to Scripture...

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The Devil Made Me Do It? – Catholic Psyche #33

The Devil Made Me Do It? – Catholic Psyche #33

Catholic Psyche Podcast · The Devil Made Me Do It? - Catholic Psyche #33 Catholic Psyche Podcast’s Group Chat: Hosts: Dcn. Basil Balke & Special Guest Daniel Johnson Today Dcn. Basil discusses the concept of Demonology, demonic activity, and the intersection with...

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Parental Insights in Raising Catholic Teenagers

Parental Insights in Raising Catholic Teenagers

Parents need to only have a newborn in their house for a few weeks before they hear people say, “Just wait till they are teens!”  It is axiomatic in our culture that the teenage years are full of rebellion and strife for the family.  I was a high school teacher for 5...

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