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Emotional Pornography

Emotional Pornography

There are two types of pornography: physical and emotional. Let's talk about what emotional pornography is and why it tends to target and hurt women. Sex sells Marketing in our culture is almost exclusively based on sex. We have known this for years, and although we...

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The Light That Shines in the Darkness

The Light That Shines in the Darkness

Though He doesn't always take away our problems, Jesus is the light that dispels our fears and uncertainties. Change can be scary The year 2020 reminded us that it’s really scary to not be in control; to live in time where things can change rapidly from moment to...

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CatholicPsych Is Back in Manhattan!

CatholicPsych Is Back in Manhattan!

You can now find CatholicPsych in Manhattan! A new collaboration: CatholicPsych and the Gianna Center We are excited to announce a new collaboration between the CatholicPsych Institute and the Gianna Center in NY.  As we are a union of body and spirit, treatment for...

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The Masculinity of St. Joseph

The Masculinity of St. Joseph

What does "non-toxic" masculinity looks like in today's culture? Does "non-toxic" masculinity exist? What's the first image that comes to your mind when you think about "masculinity"? The image will most likely differ drastically from person to person, and could range...

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5 Lessons for Bishops from a Married Man

5 Lessons for Bishops from a Married Man

I’d like to humbly share five lessons for Bishops from my own marriage and those I have worked with. To the Bishops of the Catholic Church Who Are Not Complicit in Scandalous Crimes: (To the Bishops who did know about the scandals and coverups, I’m not ready to write...

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5 Things to Know about the Church Crisis

5 Things to Know about the Church Crisis

I offer these observations as a humble attempt to contribute to the conversation that will hopefully move us through this church crisis to the great hope of renewal on the other side. As a Catholic Psychologist, I work very closely with the Church I am, of course,...

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5 Things to Do During the Church Crisis

5 Things to Do During the Church Crisis

With all the negativity and even the reality that there is little we can do in the face of some of this church crisis evil (read my post here about why this is the case), I want to talk about some things we can do. 1. Stay Catholic The Body of...

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Our Mom of Guadalupe

Our Mom of Guadalupe

Mary is God's mom, and she is also our mom. If we believe this powerful truth, it can fill us with belonging and love. Mary's appearance to Juan Diego Our Lady of Guadalupe is such a fascinating apparition of the Blessed Mother. First of all, she poses a real problem...

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50 Shades of Love in a Hopeless Place

50 Shades of Love in a Hopeless Place

From celebrities to bestselling books, our culture is suffering a dangerous identity crisis involving violence masked as love. Violence in the media You may have read in the news that Chris Brown was brought to court because he allegedly did not complete his community...

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Turning Loneliness into Solitude

Turning Loneliness into Solitude

We all experience a longing for Heaven, often manifested as loneliness here on Earth. Let's talk about this feeling and how we can use it to our benefit. A longing even your spouse can't fill I am now 17 days away from getting married. Everyone has a unique and...

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4 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas

4 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas

With the proper tools, you can have a stress-free Christmas this year and instead celebrate the birth of our Savior. The reality of the holidays Ah the Christmas season! Ideally, it's a time of year for enjoying holiday parties, delicious food, the exchanging of...

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Abundant Fruit of Catholic Mindfulness

Abundant Fruit of Catholic Mindfulness

In this guest post, CPI therapist Maureen O’Connell shares the many fruits of Catholic Mindfulness that have blessed her life for the better. A Tree is Known by its Fruit ~Luke 6:43 The email that changed my life How often do you delete marketing emails? If you’re...

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

As a Catholic I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. I'd like to share my thoughts on why sex in marriage is so important when it comes to connecting us to God. In the image of God I will admit, I did not watch the Grammy’s last night. However as I...

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My Time with Fr. Benedict

My Time with Fr. Benedict

Religious Life with Fr. Benedict Groeschel Not many married men can say they lived the religious life for a time. I had the very unique blessing of spending 3 and a half years as a Franciscan Friar. I could fill volumes on what I learned during that time in religious...

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Walking with the Wounded Soul

Walking with the Wounded Soul

How can we better come to understand the ways we hide ourselves to protect against the pain we’ve experienced - but which end up causing other problems? Where do we find emotional healing? Strength in relationship God designed our humanity in such a way that even...

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