Pope Francis: The Psychology of a Name

Studies on the significance of names tell us that the name we are called by can has a powerful impact both on the way we see ourselves and the way others see us.  One of the reasons the Church encourages Catholic parents to choose a saint's name for their children is that, as Christians, our identities ought to be completely devoted to the pursuit of heaven--the ultimate prize--from the first day of our birth.There  is power in a name.  It announces us, and in many cases, it may come to defin … [Read more...]