Savior of the Week

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

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.

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...]

Trust in the Lord and you Shall Renew Your Strength (Isaiah 40:31)–A quiz to test anxiety.

Trust.  Mystical Theology tells us that that path to unioin with God evolves through three phases;  the purgative way (in which we overcome our sin and neurotic comfort-seeking), the illuminative way (in which we grow in virtue, zeal for service, and knowledge of God), and the unitive way (in which we experience spousal union with God).  Along that path, we are told, we should see the lessening of anxiety and the increase in trust and peace.How anxious are you?   Take this quiz to find out.  … [Read more...]

Pope Francis, “Keep watch over your emotions!”

In his homily for his installation, Pope Francis reflected on the "vocation of protector"  so ably modelled by St. Joseph, who's feast we celebrate today.  In his comments, Pope Francis made some surprising and important comments on the importance of developing emotional control and how our ability to be good stewards of our emotions directly affects our ability to be the protectors of one another God calls us to be.But to be "protectors", we also have to keep watch over ourselves! Let us n … [Read more...]

Sexual Abuse and the Church: Complicated Recovery

The last decade has uncovered the seriousness of abuse in the Church.  The Church has done a great deal to make certain that young men and women are safe but the road for the victims of institutional abuse can be long and hard.New research shows that institutional abuse (abuse that occurs in the context of a school, church, universities, scouts, etc) can lead to an even more complicated recovery than other forms of sexual trauma.Researchers are now learning that recovery from sexual … [Read more...]

Coming Thurs on More2Life Radio: Managing Change Gracefully

Habemus Papam!  With the election of a new Pope we all have change on our minds.  Today on M2L, we'll look at 4 steps for managing change gracefully (using the acronym GROW).  If you're going through a change in your life, wondering whether it's time to make a change, or struggling to deal with a change that's been thrust on you, call in from Noon-1pm E (11am-Noon C) at 877-573-7825Don’t forget to answer our M2L FB Questions of the Day:  (Two-Fer!  Answer one or both…) 1. Think of a time you … [Read more...]

Coming Friday on More2Life Radio–The Hope that Saves

Coming Fri:  The Hope that Saves--As the Chair of Peter is vacant, the whole Church waits and hopes for what God has in store.  Today on M2L, we'll reflect on the virtue of hope.  What it is, what it isn't, and how we can hold on to it through challenging times. Call in with your questions from Noon-1pm E (11am-Noon C) at 877-573-7825.  We can't wait to talk with you!And don't forget to answer the M2L Facebook Q of the D:  Tell us about a time that you were really concerned about something, b … [Read more...]


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