Why So Down? Studies Show Humans Are Wired to Emphasize The Negative, UNLESS….

Why is it that we can do 100 things right but obsess about the 1 thing that went wrong?  Or, why do we ignore the dozens of things the people around us do to be kind but then fuss about the 1 thing they miss?  It turns out that, except for one condition (which I'll share below) human beings are a … [Read More...]

Pope Francis Asserts the Power of Lay Catholics

Pope Francis recently raised eyebrows in his comments affirming the constant teaching of the Church that it is not possible to ordain women to the priesthood.  According to reports,As he has done in the past, the pope responded that the question was settled in 1994 by St. John Paul II, who … [Read More...]

When the Gate is Shut–A Faithful Response to Vaginismus

Aleteia posted a deeply heartfelt article about a Catholic woman's struggle with vaginismus, a disorder in which the muscles of the vagina involuntarily spasm or become rigid which makes intercourse … [Read More...]

66% of Kids On ADHD Meds Don’t Have ADHD, Says Scientific American

According to the American Psychiatric Association, about 5 percent of American children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), yet the diagnosis is given to some 15 percent of … [Read More...]

When Every Child is Left Behind: Teaching “Stupid Faith”

My latest for OSV (online now and in the 10/16 print edition)Catholic children as young as 10 years old are renouncing God and quitting Church, claims a new study by the Center for Applied … [Read More...]

Pastoral Solutions Institute Seeks New Catholic Counselor to Join Team

The Pastoral Solutions Institute is pleased to announce that we are expanding and seeking a new Catholic therapist to join our team of professional Catholic counselors.  If you are interested, please … [Read More...]

Physical Exercise May Be Best Treatment for ADHD

The Atlantic reports on a new study published this morning in the journal Pediatrics....kids who took part in a regular physical activity program showed important enhancement of cognitive … [Read More...]

Secular Media Finally Admits: “The Pill” Causes Depression & Relationship Problems

Despite a new Pew survey reporting that only 4% of Americans and 13% of weekly Mass attending Catholics in the US think that contraception is morally wrong,  "the Pill" is getting belated, but w … [Read More...]

Are Gay Parents Magic? New Doubts About “No Difference” Hypothesis Between Gay and Straight Households

In academic psychology it is simply accepted that gay parents are "just as good" as heterosexual parents and that children raised in gay households turn out "just as well" as children raised in … [Read More...]

“Time to Stop Celebrating ‘Bad Moms'” Says Self-Proclaimed, “Bad Mom Pioneer.”

Kira Davis in The Federalist writes... I am O.G.bad mom, and have been for nearly 15 years now. I was bad mom before bad mom became acceptable. Letting the TV babysit my toddler for hours? Check. T … [Read More...]