Yes, There IS a Catholic Way to Parent. Here’s Why.

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Is there a Catholic way to parent?It really depends upon what you mean by the question.  If you mean, "Is there an approved list of preferred parenting methods the Church requires that we use for child rearing?"  Well then, of course the answer is "certainly not!"But if you mean, "Does our Catholic faith ask parents to have a mindset about parenting that reflects the Church's unique vision of family life and make choices that are mindful of that vision?"  Then the answer is, "u … [Read more...]

“Do You Know His Name?”

"the person is a good toward which the only proper and adequate attitude is love.” -Pope St. John Paul the Greathttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9LGBBWTGgkTake a moment to learn the names of the people who serve you in some way every day. Let them know that they are a person to you. … [Read more...]

“You Are the Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With.”

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Yesterday on More2Life Radio, Lisa an I discussed an assertion of a new book, The Power of No Specifically, that "you are an average of the 5 people you spend the most time with."I haven't read the whole book, but I was struck by this assertion.  It's really a terrific way of communicating, in simple terms, the Theology of the Body's claim that the human person is communal and relational by nature.  We have a profound impact on the lives of others and others have a profound impact on us.  An … [Read more...]

My Son, Jacob Popcak, In the News

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For his presentation at the recent Theology of the Body Congress.Jacob Popcak, a student at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, led a group discussion on "How to Start a TOB Organization on Campus." "People have wounds. We're all dealing with similar hurts. Our culture has done a number on everybody both in and outside of the church. Theology of the body is not a mandate, it's not a get fixed quick solution," Popcak told CNS in an interview afterward. "It's the redeeming grace … [Read more...]

Theology of the Body Congress A Huge Success

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Lisa and I just returned from Philadelphia and the Theology of the Body Congress where we presented a seminar on Capturing Your Child's Heart Through the Theology of the Body.  In addition, I participated in a panel discussion on Natural Family Planning and the Theology of the Body and our son, Jacob, led a round-table discussion on Theology of the Body at College:  Promoting TOB on Campus.    The Congress was a tremendous success and our contributions were terrifically well-received.   We're so … [Read more...]

Pope St. John Paul II & Pope St. John XXIlI: Partners in the Universal Call to Holiness

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It surprises many people that the Church will be canonizing both Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday, April 4/27.  Most of the commentary I've read sees this in political terms. That is to say, the perception by many secular observers seems to be that the Church is throwing a bone to liberals by canonizing their guy while the Church throws a bone to conservatives by canonizing their guy.   I doubt there is much to this political angle, but I think there is a deeper, much more si … [Read more...]

Martha Sears Invites Dr. Greg Popcak to Serve on Attachment Parenting International–Resource Advisory Council

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I was genuinely honored today to receive an invitation from internationally-recognized parenting expert/author, Martha Sears,  and  Attachment Parenting International Board President, Janet Jendron, to become a member of API's Resource Advisory Council. Dear Greg,I am happy to inform you that the Board of Directors for Attachment Parenting International has voted to ask you to become one of our advisors on the API Resource Advisory Council.  Having you as a resource, as an advisor, for t … [Read more...]

What Do Pope JPII, Pope BXVI, and a Lesbian Feminist Have in Common? (Guest post by Dave McClow)

In a WSJ interview with Bari Weiss, Camille Paglia, a self-described "notorious Amazon feminist" who is identified as a lesbian and a mom, actually sees that we have a problem with how we view men in our culture.  This is the theme I discussed in my previous blog, “Towards a Theology of Authentic Masculinity.”  She gets that, “Houston, we have a problem”!  Weiss states, “…no subject gets her going more than when I ask if she really sees a connection between society's attempts to paper over the bi … [Read more...]


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