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

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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!”

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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

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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

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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...]

Losing My Religion–Should Anyone Care? The Social & Psychological Benefits of Religious Faith

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Religion gets a lot of bad PR these days. Some of it is certainly deserved. Much, I would argue, is not. But all of that begs the question, “Does religion provide any objective purpose for the psychological health of the person and the good of society?”Benefits of Religious Faith: All in Your Head?It’s an important question, especially as more and more people jettison religious faith in favor of more subjective, personal, spiritualities. According to the Pew Research Center, the rate of 1 … [Read more...]

Coming Thurs on M2L: Respecting Our Limits…

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Coming Thurs on M2L Radio:  Respecting our Limitations--The Pope's resignation challenges all of us to look at how we deal with our own limitations.  We have a tendency to beat up on ourselves when we hit our limits, but that doesn't help anything.  Today on M2L, we'll look at the godly way to approach our limitations.  We'll offer tips to know when to keep pushing through and when to surrender and how to avoid the guilt that comes when we hit the wall.  Call in from Noon-1pm E (11am-Noon C) at 8 … [Read more...]

COMING WED on M2L Radio–Be All You Can Be!

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COMING WED--Be All You Can Be:  Lent is a time to reflect on the people we'd like to become.  Today on M2L we look at what it takes to develop the qualities we'd most like to see in ourselves. Call in from Noon-1pm E (11am-Noon C.) at 877-573-7825 with your questions about becoming all you can be.And don't forget to answer the M2L Facebook Question of the day:  What qualities do you admire in others that you wish you could see more in yourself (and why)?----Listen to More2Life live we … [Read more...]


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