Pphubb You.

Yesterday on More2Life Radio, Bill Donaghy of the Theology of the Body Institute spoke of what he called, "Digital Contraception"; times when we let screens (phones, tablets, laptops, etc) come between us and opportunities for communion with others.  I didn't discover this in time for yesterday's s … [Read More...]


Greg Camacho LOVES “Broken Gods”

Greg Camacho at the Pilgrim Center of Hope has a lovely review of one of my newest books, Broken Gods:  Hope, Healing and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart. In this great new book, Dr. Popcak contends that “when God looks at you, He sees a god” (with a small g). It might seem crazy or even blas … [Read More...]


Hey Parents! Stop Asking Permission to Be A Family!

Moms and dads, I want to let you in on a secret. You don't need permission from your children's coaches, teachers, youth ministers, scout leaders, etc, etc, etc, to have a family life.  All those … [Read More...]

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Please Don’t Fiddle While The Family Burns: An Open Letter to the 2015 Synod on the Family

The following is an article I penned for the October issue of Inside the VaticanThe upcoming 2015 Synod on the Family gives us an opportunity to ask "What does the Church need to do to support … [Read More...]

Kim Davis is a Mess. So What?

A lot of people are putting out a lot of spin trying to explain away, contextualize, minimize and otherwise  dismiss Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis.  And guess what?  It is all irrelevant. In fa … [Read More...]

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Great FREE Resource for Catholic Parents!

FREE PARENTING MAGAZINE for Catholic parents!  Tender Tidings Fall 2015 now available!In this issue:*Family-centered fitness: body and soul*Dr. Greg explains how to answer your kids' … [Read More...]


Franciscan University Alumni and Faculty Involved in Papal Visit

A press release from my alma mater...Franciscan University Students to See Pope in PhiladelphiaFranciscan Alumni and Faculty Also Involved in Papal VisitSTEUBENVILLE, OH— More than 220 … [Read More...]


Our Lady of Sorrows–A Celebration of Resilience

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the day we reflect on the "seven daggers" that pierced Our Lady's heart.  Namely,The Prophecy of Simeon. (Luke 2:34–35) or the Circumcision of Christ … [Read More...]


World Meeting of Families: So What? Who Cares? What’s In It for Me?

 The World Meeting of Families (WMOF) is an international event occurring every three years since it's inauguration in 1994.  Convened by the Pontifical Council for the Family which was … [Read More...]


Spiritual Autism & the Catholic-Evangelical Divide—AMENDED with APOLOGY

AUTHOR NOTE:  In an attempt to address a serious problem I feel impacts the Church, I attempted to use autism as a metaphor.  I made a sincere effort to do so sensitively, based upon my understanding o … [Read More...]