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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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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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Thought Labeling Helps Us Slow Down

Thought Labeling Helps Us Slow Down

Have you ever had a thought and wondered, “Where did that come from?” or feel something and say to yourself, “What’s all that about?” Many Catholics who struggle with scrupulosity will quickly conclude that they are guilty of sin because of the content of their...

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What is Emotion?

What is Emotion?

The history of what we mean by the word Emotion is a fascinating example of the variety of meanings, and changing hierarchy of importance among the different meanings, a word can have. Emotion is based on a Latin conjunction of ex movere or to move out but is first...

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Is Mindfulness Compatible with Catholicism?

Is Mindfulness Compatible with Catholicism?

Mindfulness Meditation and books like Mindsight by Dr. Dan Siegel have received, especially among psychiatric circles, much attention in recent years. Even the Simpsons and South Park have, in their unique ways, made reference to Mindfulness in their latest seasons....

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