A Crisis In Catholic Fatherhood

A recent caller to my radio program said that she and her husband weren't on the same spiritual level.  He didn't go to mass or pray with her. He zoned out when she talked about the faith.  As a result, her children were starting to buck her efforts to form them in the faith.  The problem, as she sa … [Read More...]

So, What IS Modesty Anyway?

Fellow Patheosi, Rebecca Bratten-Weiss posted a terrific article that cuts through a lot of the nonsense people say about what modesty is and what it isn't.  You should read the whole thing, but here is a sample.If modesty is a virtue, it should be for everyone, but in the usual account, if one … [Read More...]

New Major Study of 160,000 Children Finds Spanking Causes Similar Harm As Abuse.

Children need solid discipline, consistent expectations, and solid structure, but there are many better ways to accomplish these ends than corporal punishment.  A new study examining 50 years of data … [Read More...]

Trust Me (?)

 Trust is in the news a lot these days as candidates from both parties present their ideas and ask us to trust them to lead nation.  But the campaign raises an interesting question.  How d … [Read More...]

MRI Shows Breastfed Babies’ Brains Develop Better/Faster than Formula or Mixed-Fed Infants

Several weeks ago, I posted an article on how nursing facilitates the development of structures in the brain responsible for moral cognition, and a follow up article on how certain "high -touch" … [Read More...]

Hard to Say, “I’m Sorry” 3 Keys to an Effective Apology

Saying "sorry" and meaning it is about repairing relationship, not making ourselves feel better.  Check out my latest column for Our Sunday VisitorLent is a time of reparation — a season of sorrow … [Read More...]

Meeting Your Needs AND Your Wants–A Godly Guide to Personal Fulfillment

"That's not a need!  That's a want!"How often have you heard this?  How often have you said it?We throw the words "need" and "want"around but do we really know what they mean?  Somehow, by la … [Read More...]

Parenting Style Most Significant Factor Predicting Support for Trump, New Study Finds

Readers of Parenting with Grace, in which I discuss this very issue (not as it relates to Trump, but to other historic, cultural and political trends) will not be surprised by this latest study from … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

Mount St. Mary’s President Resigns: Do YOU Work for A Narcissist?

The news was released today that President Simon Newman of Mount St. Mary's University resigned in the wake of the scandal caused both by his policy to aggressively encourage underperforming students … [Read More...]