A free podcast of the talk I gave today at Notre Dame on healing sexual wounds with the help of the saints …

… awaits you on my personal blog, The Dawn Patrol. [Read more...]

Welcome, “Morning Air” listeners!

Many thanks to Sean Herriott for having me back on his Relevant Radio show “Morning Air” today! If you are discovering this blog in search of more information on my book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints and its message, I invite you to watch my appearance on [Read More...]

The psychodramas and the traumas gone, the songs are left unsung: Tandyn Almer, 1942-2013

Yesterday I was humbled to attend the funeral of a remarkable man I never met in person, but without whose music the course of my life would have been much different: Tandyn Almer, the songwriter best known for penning the Association’s groundbreaking debut hit “Along Comes Mary.” Tandyn Almer, circa 1966, pictured on cover of [Read More...]

A year’s worth of gratitude

As the New Year begins, I am pausing to give thanks to God, and I also want to thank you everyone who has prayed for me this past year. In January 2012 I had the overwhelming joy of teaching on an academic level for the first time, when I was invited by the rector of the [Read More...]

Practicing the presence of people

Yesterday I returned from a trip to Rome with my father, who had invited me to join him as he traveled there to speak at a scientific conference. It was a grace-filled experience on many levels (more on that in a future post or two), but one of the most meaningful parts of it was [Read More...]

WATCH NOW: My interview on EWTN’s “The Journey Home”

Here is the video of my interview on “The Journey Home” that premiered last night on EWTN, in which I share my conversion story with host Marcus Grodi and also talk about the message of my book of Catholic spirituality for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds [Read More...]

TONIGHT: Watch me on EWTN’s “Journey Home”

  Tonight’s the night that my interview for “The Journey Home” airs on EWTN, in which I share my conversion story with host Marcus Grodi and also discuss the message of my book of Catholic spirituality for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of [Read More...]

Remembering the Source of our shelter

After my post the other day about Leonard Cohen, my friend William Doino, Jr., pointed me to another Cohen song with a religious message: “If It Be Your Will.” Here it is, performed with crystalline beauty by the Webb Sisters. Praying that the Lord give us shelter from all our storms, and especially from Sandy. [Read More...]

“I no longer felt alone”: Angela Sealana reviews My Peace I Give You

Catholic new-media expert Angela Sealana, who blogs at Inspired Angela, confesses today that she used to think of me as “that chastity speaker.” When she saw that I had written My Peace I Give You, a new book offering a Catholic spirituality of healing from childhood sexual abuse, her first reaction that it didn’t apply to [Read More...]

“I was afraid of her purity”: Discovering Mary’s purifying love

    Today is traditionally the Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (see liturgical prayers here and a reflection by Father Lovasik here). In my book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, I talk about how I used to be afraid of Mary’s purity. [Read More...]


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