COMING MONDAY on More2Life Radio–When Faith Divides

Coming Monday: When Faith Divides--In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus says, "Do you think I came to bring peace?"  We'll look at those times when our faith puts us at odds with others and how to work toward peace in spite of those differences.Plus, TOB Insitute's Bill Donaghy reflects on how the Theology of the Body both challenges the culture and allows us to engage it more effectively.Call in at 877-573-7825 from Noon-1 Eastern (11-Noon Central) with your questions aboutCan’t get M2L on a Ca … [Read more...]

“Do We HAVE To?” Natural Family Planning and the Reluctant Couple

My latest article for the Couple to Couple League's Family Foundations magazine (What?  You don't subscribe?)  deals with those couples who come to Natural Family Planning with a less than open heart.  Here's a sneak peak.The Resentful Couple  Dr. Gregory K. Popcak There are a lot of couples who come to Natural Family Planning...reluctantly.  Even resentfully.  As more dioceses require NFP training, many couples approach their classes a little like a root canal, but with less enthu … [Read more...]

Children: Eyes that Enable Us to See the Future

In his comments at his reception by the Brazilian President, the Holy Father challenged all adults to care for children who represent the eyes through which we see the future.Here it is common for parents to say, “Our children are the apple of our eyes”. How beautiful is this expression of Brazilian wisdom, which applies to young people an image drawn from our eyes, which are the window through which light enters into us, granting us the miracle of sight! What would become of us if we didn’t … [Read more...]

“God is in the Pots and Pans”– Finding God in the Domestic Church

Catholics refer to the family as the "Domestic Church" but it would be easy to experience this as a spiritually antiseptic phrase requiring families to be perfectly peaceful, perfectly quiet (and to borrow a phrase from Mary Poppins) practically perfect in every way.It can be hard to relate to that image of the family.  It seems too remote.  Too impossible.  Too lofty,  but it doesn't have to be.   I think the problem is that most of us think of church in too idealized a way which makes the n … [Read more...]

Catholics and Mental Illness (An Ongoing Series): Michelle–A Woman with Depression Suffers Alienation in the Church

A new post in our "What’s Your Experience?" Series,  in which People-of-Faith share their experience of depression, anxiety, and other mental illness as they relate to their parish and their Catholic faith.  Today, Michelle writes of her experience with crippling depression.Dr. Greg,  I was amazed when I came across a link for your article on Facebook because I have spent the past few days wondering about "What is my place in the Church?" as a mentally ill Catholic.I have been thinking a … [Read more...]

Catholics and Mental Illness (An Ongoing Series)– W. A Woman with Anxiety/Intermittent Explosive Disorder

A new post in our What’s Your Experience?  Series,  in which People-of-Faith share their experience of depression, anxiety, and other mental illness as they relate to their parish and their Catholic faith.  W.  a young woman in her 20's writes of her experience with a disorder that leads to overwhelming and violent bouts of anxiety and anger.I'm a young adult, in my early 20s. It was only in college that major emotional wounds inflicted by my father manifested in what certain Catholic psych … [Read more...]

Catholics and Mental Illness (An Ongoing Series)–Spouse of Man with Bipolar I Disorder

A new post in our What’s Your Experience?  Series,  in which People-of-Faith share their experience of depression, anxiety, and other mental illness as they relate to their parish and their Catholic faith.  In this post, Kate, the wife of a man with Bipolar I shares her experience with how priests, the Church, and her faith have been intertwined in the drama of her life.My DH has been diagnosed in the past year with Bipolar I.  He is 42 years old and a cradle Catholic.  I am 39 and a convert … [Read more...]

Catholics and Mental Illness–What’s Your Experience? (An ongoing series)

A new post in our What's Your Experience?  Series,  in which People-of-Faith share their experience of depression, anxiety, and other mental illness as they relate to their parish and their Catholic faith...Dear Dr. Greg,I'm writing in response to your series entitled "Catholics & Depression, Anxiety, & Mental/Emotional Illness. What is Your Experience?" As a Catholic Christian woman who has struggled to cope with mental and emotional illness for nearly 25 years, I am … [Read more...]


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