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Weather Proof Your Brain: 6 Tips for Beating Winter Blues

            "I just feel so, blah."  Said Carly, age 31. "Once the leaves fall off the trees, everything gets so gloomy and grey.  I just can't get motivated and I feel sluggish all day.  When the  snow hits, I just wish I could crawl into bed and stay there until Spring. I joke that I must be part b … [Read More...]

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Raising Faithful Kids: A Cautionary Tale

In Discovering God Together: The Catholic Guide to Raising Faithful Kids my wife and I share research showing that the likelihood that a child will grow up to own their faith is directly related to the degree they experience the faith as the source of the warmth in their home.  Everything e … [Read More...]


This is Your Brain on Terrorism…Any Questions?

Dr. Eric Haseltine is a recognized expert in both neuroscience and counter-terrorism.  He has a great article in Psychology Today about how understanding the way our brains work can lead us to a … [Read More...]

Holding Children Hostage to Doubt

Interesting article on the soul-searching of religious "nones" and whether they should saddle their children with their own doubts.What if the religion you rejected was a rich and wonderful part … [Read More...]

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Pope Francis: The Heart of Spiritual Fathers

A guest post by Pastoral Solutions Institute Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Dave McClow, M.Div, LMFT.Cardinal Kasper thinks that “heroism is not for the average Christian.” Can you hear Jesus say … [Read More...]


I Don’t Think “Openness To Life” Means What You Think It Means.

In a curious piece in Aleteia, David Mills wonders if having a fat bank account doesn't make being open to life easier and if the bourgeois class of Catholics aren't being just a little insensitive … [Read More...]


Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! 9 Signs They’re Not Telling the Truth (AND 3 Things You Can Do About It).

New research suggests that, rather than going with our gut to know whether someone is being truthful or not, it is better to focus on a particular cue, like how hard someone has to think about what … [Read More...]

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RAISE FAITHFUL KIDS! SAVE 50% on a Great New Resource!

If you or your parish are looking for a way to empower families to foster intentional discipleship in the home, I wanted to let you know about a special offer. Several parishes have expressed an … [Read More...]


What’s YOUR Catholic Marriage IQ? Take the Quiz!

Do YOU know the truth about the Catholic difference in marriage? One thing that became stunningly clear in light of the recent Synod on the Family is how little people really understand the Catholic … [Read More...]

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The Power of “Family Stories” –What Story Does YOUR FAMILY LIFE Tell Your Kids about Faith, Life and Relationship?

If you ever want to know what your kids will grow up to think about media use, alcohol, sex, faith, managing conflict, and a host of other important issues, don't ask yourself what you believe, or … [Read More...]