Coming Monday on More2Life Radio: FORGIVING YOURSELF (Plus, Win a Free Book! Details below…)

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Coming Monday on More2Life:  Forgiving Yourself--The Theology of the Body sets a high bar for our lives.  Most days, we are going to fail to reach that standard no matter how hard we try.  When that happens, we need to be willing to forgive ourselves and find the courage to try again. Today on More2Life, we'll look at what being forgiving of ourselves really means and what it takes to make it happen. Call in at 877-573-7825 from Noon-1 Eastern (11-Noon Central) with your qu … [Read more...]

Whatchu Talkin’ Bout, Popcak? (Or, what’s all this “dignity” crap?)

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I had a few people gently take me to task on my "Why do Catholics Bother?"  post which attempted to highlight the real reason Catholics are involved in healthcare, education, and social services (namely, NOT primarily to solve social problems but to stand for the dignity of the human person by means of solves those problems that undermine human dignity).The comments raised some excellent questions and I thought I would take a moment to respond more thoughtfully than a combox post would … [Read more...]

Coming Fri 4/19 to More2Life Radio: Hanging on to Joy

COMING FRI on M2L--Hanging on to Joy.   In light of the events of this week, we're looking at the challenge of holding on to joy through difficult times.  We'll look at what joy is and what it takes to experience joy even when things aren't as they should be. If you'd like more joy in your life, call in to discuss what's holding you back at 877-573-7825 from Noon-1pm Eastern (11am-Noon C)Don't forget to respond to our M2L FB Q of the D:  (Two-fer.  Answer one or both) 1.  When, in the course … [Read more...]

Coming Wed on More2Life Radio: Everyday Heroes

COMING WED on MORE2LIFE--EVERYDAY HEROES:  Today on M2L we celebrate the little ways we can make a difference in the lives of others and the little (and sometimes not so little) ways other people have made a difference in our life. Call in at 877-573-7825 with your stories of the everyday heroes (e.g., your spouse, mom and dad, a teacher, a pastor who cared, a friend who was there for you)  who have made your life better.Need a lift in your day?  Join us from Noon-1pm E (11am-Noon Central) to … [Read more...]

It is Not Good for Man to be Alone

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Genisis 2:18 tells us, "It is not good for man to be alone."  The theology of the body builds on this idea to assert the donative meaning of our body and science has ample examples of why people are social by nature.  Add this one to the list.According to new research, if you're struggling with self control, the best way to achieve it is to surround yourself with strong-willed friends.We all desire self-control -- the resolve to skip happy hour and go to the gym instead, to finish a r … [Read more...]

Savior of the Week

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Pope Francis offers a helpful reality check to the self-help culture.We need to “go out”, then, in order to experience our own anointing, its power and its redemptive efficacy: to the “outskirts” where there is suffering, bloodshed, blindness that longs for sight, and prisoners in thrall to many evil masters. It is not in soul-searching or constant introspection that we encounter the Lord: self-help courses can be useful in life, but to live by going from one course to another, from one metho … [Read more...]

Long Term Help for Those in Recovery

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Recovering from addictions is a painful process.  It isn't unusual for a serious addict to have to go through a treatment program 3 or more times before they can maintain sobriety.  One of the biggest challenges of recovery is changing your life and your social network after you get out of treatment.  If the addict keeps the same friends or stays in the same environment post recovery as he or she did before seeking help, there are just too many temptations.Comunita Cenacolo (Community of the … [Read more...]

Coming Monday on More2Life Radio: Loving the Ones You Hate to Love.

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Jesus says, "Love your enemies.  Do good to those who persecute you" (Matt 5:44).   As we begin this Holy Week, our focus turns toward the radical love toward which Jesus' example calls us.  Today, we'll look at the people who are hardest to love in your life.  We'll examine what loving them really means, and explore ways to keep yourself safe while you do it.Call in with your questions about loving your enemies from Noon-1pm Eastern (11am-Noon Central) at 877-573-7825.Listen to More … [Read more...]


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