Freud, Lewis & God on PBS

Dr. Armand Nicholi of Harvard Medical School was caught off guard as he read evaluations of his first seminar on the life and philosophy of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis."Several of the students said the same thing," he said, recalling that semester 35 years ago. They thought the class "was good, but that it was totally unbalanced. They said it was one sustained attack on the spiritual world."Nicholi had a problem. He decided that the students were right, but he knew it would be … [Read more...]

Cliffs notes for confession

It's time for the Catholic bishops to go to confession.It's time for all of the Catholic priests to go to confession.Actually, with Easter a few weeks away, this is a time when all Catholics are supposed to go to confession.But most of America's 65 million Catholics no longer know or no longer care that their church requires them to go to confession at least once a year in order to receive Holy Communion. Confession is especially important during this season of Lent.If bishops and priests want … [Read more...]