New Study: Extravagant Affection in Infancy Leads to Healthier, Happier, More Relational & Moral Adults

From new study accepted for publication in the journal, Applied Developmental Science.Notre Dame professor of psychology Darcia Narvaez and two colleagues surveyed more than 600 adults. They asked about their childhood experiences. Darvaez was interested in things like how much affectionate touch did the adult receive as a child, how much free play, and what was family togetherness was like. What she found was, the adults who had positive childhood experiences evolved into adults with less … [Read more...]

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Filters Don’t Keep Kids Safe Online–New Study Finds.

Michigan State criminal justice professor Thomas J. Holt, found that about one in four children said they were pressured by their friends online to talk about sex when they didn’t want to. The study included 439 middle- and high-school students aged 12 to 16. “This is not to downplay the danger of pedophiles acting online, but it does draw attention to the potential threat of child sexual victimization by the people our kids are closest to, the people they spend the greatest amount of time with … [Read more...]

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Raising Moral Kids in an Immoral World

An Ascension Press Webinar with Dr. Greg and Lisa PopcakOn June 26th, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. This decision makes it more important than ever to be able to confidently convey the Catholic vision of love, life, and morality to our children.The good news is that it's possible to raise kids who can joyfully and willingly witness to Catholic values in every part of their lives—even when you aren't breathing down their necks.Join Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, authors of … [Read more...]

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Torture As Ineffective as It is Unethical, New Study Says.

A lot of my fellow Catholic patheosi have been engaging the torture debate in light of the recent report from congress.  I will leave the moral dimensions of the debate to more able hands--it is sufficient for me to know that our faith deems torture an offense against the dignity of the person (c.f., Evangelium Vitae and Splendor of the Truth).  As the Patheos Catholic Channel's resident shrink, I figured I'd limit myself to reporting on some recent research that examined the efficacy of t … [Read more...]

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No, She Can’t Play That Game Either

The NYTimes has an article about the effect of the college hook-up culture on young women and their potential for happiness in life and relationships.  It is a poignant and painful look at what happens to a culture when it defines itself by its ability to produce instead of the quality of its character and depth of its relationships.The title of the article is, "Sex on Campus:  She Can Play That Game Too."  The implication, of course, is that men have been having casual sex for centuries and … [Read more...]

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The Holy Fool Offers a Contrarian Take on the Modesty Question

I find this "fool's" arguments offer a worthwhile corrective to a lot of confusion on what modesty is and isn't.  Take a look! … [Read more...]

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Can You Teach the Theology of the Body to a 10yo? Should you?

Catholic Patheosi, Elizabeth Husted Duffy, posts her suggestions on what a "true" sexual education out to look like.  I like and agree with all of her recommendations and I encourage you to check them out forthwith.One point I thought could benefit from a little more reflection, though, is Elizabeth's initial reaction to a call she received during a recent radio interview.  She says....One mother called into the show wondering about how to present the Theology of the Body to her t … [Read more...]

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Dirty Sex, Accidental Heretics, and the Cult of Purity

"But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people"  (Psalm 22:6).In the Catholic Patheos community, we're having a continuing conversation on the nature of healthy vs. unhealthy perspectives on sex ed.  Calah Alexander offers a terrific post contradicting the false notion that sex outside of marriage makes one "dirty."   She writes,"Contemporary American culture, a culture that has so influenced other first-world cultures, is profoundly shaped by the heavily Ca … [Read more...]

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