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  • More2Life – April 16, 2014

    More2Life – April 16, 2014: Making Good Choices

    • Description: To make a telecounseling appointment with Dr. Greg or one of his associates, call 740-266-6461. To purchase Dr. Greg's books, please visit: http://www.exceptionalmarriages.com/shop/default.asp

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      • Most Reverend Jeffrey M. Montforton
        Bishop, Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio

        Jeffrey Marc Monforton was born on May 5, 1963 in Detroit to Marc Louis Monforton and Virginia Rose (Ackerman) Monforton. He is the eldest of three sons. David is the middle son and Daniel is the youngest. Bishop Monforton attended Tinkham Elementary School in Westland, Michigan, followed by his attendance at John Marshall Junior High and graduation from Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne, Michigan. Bishop Jeffery Monforton attended Wayne State University after which he entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1989. While residing at the North American College in Rome he received his Bachelors in Sacred Theology (STB) in 1992 and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Later, as a priest, he was awarded a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. On June 25, 1994, Bishop was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit, by Archbishop Adam Maida. Following ordination, he served in the Archdiocese of Detroit as associate pastor at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, from 1994 through 1996. He also served on the faculty at the parish high school for two academic years in the Department of Religion. Bishop Monforton served as personal priest secretary to Cardinal Adam Maida for seven years, from 1998-2005. In addition to his responsibilities to Cardinal Maida, since 2002, he has been a member of the Sacred Heart Major Seminary faculty. Weekend assistant assignments included St. Paul on the Lake, Grosse Pointe Farms, from 1998-2002 and St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Sterling Heights, from 2002-2005. In April 2005, he traveled with Cardinal Maida to the Vatican and remained there for the funeral Mass of Pope John Paul II, the conclave and the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Bishop Monforton became pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Shelby Township, on July 1, 2005. Also in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI conferred the title of Monsignor upon him as Chaplain to His Holiness. He was named an Apostolic Visitor by the Congregation for Catholic Education to participate in the recent Apostolic Visitation of United States' seminaries and houses of formation in the academic year of 2005-2006. In 2006, Bishop Monforton became a member of the Madonna University Board of Trustees. Bishop Jeffrey Monforton was named by cardinal Maida the twelfth rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary on August 24, 2006. He was formally installed as rector on October 29. Since 2008, he has been a Board Member of the American Friends of the Vatican Library. He was invested as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in Chicago, Illinois of September of 2011. Bishop Monforton concluded his six-year term as Sacred Heart's rector on May 5, 2012. He served as pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Rochester, Michigan for only two short months before being named as the fifth Bishop of Steubenville. He was ordained and installed as bishop on September 10, 2012. Since his appointment as Bishop of Steubenville he has also been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, November 2012, and to the United States Conference of Bishops subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, also November 2012. He was also named to the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents, in Latrobe, Pa., in April 2013.

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  • More2Life – April 15, 2014

    More2Life – April 15, 2014: God Help Me, This Stress is Driving Me Crazy

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      • Dr. Joseph White
        Catholic Psychologist

        Dr. Joseph White converted to the Catholic Faith while in graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University and later studied Catholic Theology at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. He has served as a parish Director of Faith for two years, and then worked for seven years as Director of Family Counseling and Family Life for the Diocese of Austin, Texas. He now works as a writer, editor and consultant to Catholic Publisher, Our Sunday Visitor and is in part-time practice as a clinical child psychologist. Dr. White and his wife Ana also frequently do missionary and relief work in Panama and other locations, such as Mexico and Cambodia.

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          • Sharing Catholic Faith - Welcome to SharingCatholicFaith.com, the official internet site of Catholic author and speaker, Dr. Joseph White. Whether you are a catechist, Catholic school teacher, ministry leader, parent, or anyone else interested in sharing the faith with others, this site is for you. Join us as we spread the good news of Christ and His Church (http://www.sharingcatholicfaith.com)

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  • The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail Against You: Mental Health, Medication, Healing, and Holy Week

    One of the most liberating teachings of our Catholic faith is the idea that suffering–though undesirable and not part of God’s original plan–is an inescapable part of living in a fallen world.   That might not sound terrifically liberating on the face of it.  Who wants to suffer?  No one, of course.  But although life [Read More...]
  • The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail Against You: Mental Health, Medication, Healing, and Holy Week

    One of the most liberating teachings of our Catholic faith is the idea that suffering–though undesirable and not part of God’s original plan–is an inescapable part of living in a fallen world.   That might not sound terrifically liberating on the face of it.  Who wants to suffer?  No one, of course.  But although life [Read More...]
  • More2Life – April 14, 2014

    More2Life – April 14, 2014: By Love Refined

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      • Bill Donaghy , Theology of the Body Institute

        Bill completed the Institute' Speakers Training program in 2005 and our Head & Heart Immersion Course in January 2006. Bill's presentation of Introduction to Theology of the Body has been described as "riveting" and " life -changing". He applies his Masters Degree in Systematic Theology along with his extensive minstry work and love for the Church and its teachings to present John Paul II' s Theology of the Body to your community. Bill has worked in the fields of mission and evangelization in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since 1999. Through his work with the Pontifical Mission Societies, Bill has given hundreds of talks on the spirituality of mission to young people throughout the greater Philadelphia area and beyond. He has experienced the love of Christ in the missions of Haiti, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic as well as within the realms of Young Adult and Parish ministry in Philadelphia. In October of 2000, Bill was chosen to represent his country in a special tribute for the Jubilee of Missionaries in Rome. He was given a simple cross by Pope John Paul II and called by the Holy Father to “bring Jesus back to your country.” He is filled with a passion for his faith and dedicated to spreading the joy of the New Evangelization. Bill's talks range from the mystery of the Eucharist, the Theology of the Body, and the art of prayer, to living a dynamic Catholic life in our present culture. Believing Adult Faith Formation to be an integral part of the New Evangelization, he's developed the six-week course "Into the Deep," which unpacks the major themes of Pope John Paul II's vision for the New Millennium. Bill holds an Associates Degree in Visual Arts, a Bachelors in Philosophy and a Masters in Systematic Theology. He teaches theology at Malvern Prepatory High School and Immaculata University in Exton, PA. He is also an instructor for the Theology of the Body Institute's Certification Program. Bill and his wife, Rebecca, live in Lansdowne, PA with their two children.

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          • Theology of the Body Institute - Theology of the Body Institute is a 501(c)3non- profit, educational organization promoting the Theology of the Body at the popular level of both the Christian and the secular cultures. Through graduate level courses, on-site programs and clergy training, Theology of the Body Institute seeks to penetrate and permeate the culture with a vision of true sexuality that appeals to the deepest yearnings of the human heart for love and union. (http://www.tobinstitute.org)

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  • More2Life – April 11, 2014(encore presentation from March 27, 2014)

    More2Life – April 11, 2014(encore presentation from March 27, 2014): Parent Success!

    • Description: To make a telecounseling appointment with Dr. Greg or one of his associates, call 740-266-6461. To purchase Dr. Greg's books, please visit: http://www.exceptionalmarriages.com/shop/default.asp

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      • Kim Cameron-Smith

        Kim Cameron-Smith lives in Northern California with her husband Philip and their 4 children. She has homeschooled her children since 2003. Kim and Philip embrace the principles of attachment-based parenting as they seek to live a family-centered lifestyle. Kim believes that Catholic theology perfects what is already just and beautiful in secular insights about how children thrive. Kim is a licensed attorney and a member of the California State Bar. She holds a B.A. in English from Wellesley College, an M.Phil. in Medieval Literature from Oxford University, an M.T.S. (theology) from Harvard University, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley. Kim is a catechist in her parish and a leader of her local Little Flowers Girls Club. She is a regular contributor on the topic of “conscious Catholic parenting” on Gregory and Lisa Popcak’s radio program More2Life, which is produced by Ave Maria Radio. She writes a family homeschooling blog at www.firstheralds.com. You may contact Kim at kim@catholicap.com.

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          • Catholic Attachment Parenting Corner (http://www.catholicap.com)
          • intentional catholic parenting - The domestic church is called to build a community of love which fosters true communion and connection. When we choose to create this kind of communion and connection in our families, we discover that joy, hope, and Christian perfection grow – not only in each of the family members individually but in the family as a mystical person. Others around us can’t help but look at our families and sigh, “Look at those Christians, how they love.” This is why John Paul II saw the family as crucial to the future of humanity: without strong, loving families, society will drift and suffer. (http://intentionalcatholicparenting.com/)

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  • More2Life – April 10, 2014(encore presentation from March 10, 2014)

    More2Life – April 10, 2014(encore presentation from March 10, 2014): Cultivating Intimacy

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  • Attachment and Faith Style: How Parenting Affects Your Experience of God

    Yesterday, I linked a study reporting that 40% of US children suffer from insecure attachment.  To the degree that anyone thinks about attachment at all, most people tend to think of it in terms of its psychological and relational ramifications.  What fewer people realize is that, because attachment style predicts people’s attitudes toward all their [Read More...]
  • More2Life – April 9, 2014(encore presentation from August 27, 2013)

    More2Life – April 9, 2014(encore presentation from August 27, 2013): A Little Respect

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      • Emily Stimpson

        Emily Stimpson is a freelance Catholic writer based in Steubenville, Ohio, and the author of The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years (Emmaus Road, 2012). Her next book, Everyday Theology of the Body: Meditations on the Mysteries and Manners of the Sacramental Worldview is forthcoming from Emmaus Road Press in August 2013. As a contributing editor to Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, a blogger for CatholicVote.com, and a columnist for Lay Witness, Emily writes regularly on “all things Catholic”—from politics and catechesis to higher education and the media, with a special focus on the Church’s teachings on marriage, sexuality, and femininity. Over the years, her writing has also appeared in First Things, Touchstone, Franciscan Way, the National Catholic Register, Faith and Family, and elsewhere. It has been honored by both the Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press, and was included in Loyola’s Best Catholic Writing series. Emily holds a BA from Miami University of Ohio (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude), where she studied political science, history, and English literature. She also did graduate work in political science at John Hopkins University and theology at Franciscan University. Before moving to Steubenville, Emily worked in Washington, DC, first as a Legislative Assistant to then Congressman Jim Talent (R-MO), then later at the Heritage Foundation, where she served as Special Assistant to former Attorney General Edwin Meese III.

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          • The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years - Three parts sexual license, two parts corporate ladder, with a dash of Monolo Blahnik. If a woman’s single years were a cocktail, that would be the culture’s preferred recipe. Alternatively, there’s two parts husband-hunting novena, one part weeping and gnashing of teeth, with a generous splash of "Offer It Up"—a concoction that makes for a more sanctifying albeit equally unsatisfying brew. Then, there’s this book. Equal parts fun and faithful, The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide is chock full of practical insights on the nitty-gritty “how to” of the single years, helping women address some of the most pressing questions on their plate, including: Why am I still single? Is there any such thing as a “Single Vocation”? What is authentic femininity and what’s so great about it in the first place? How do I date as an adult without losing my sanity or my soul? Why shouldn’t I throw in the towel on chastity? How do I make decisions about school, work, and finances when there's no husband or babies on the immediate horizon? How do I deal with all my married friends and their children? And what does it take to battle the Single Girl Blues? As hopeful as it is honest, The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years is the perfect companion for women whose journey to “I do” is turning out to be a longer one than they (or their mothers) would have liked.
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.
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  • Parenting Crisis in America: 40% of US Children Have Insecure Attachment to their Parents

    Attachment is psychological term for the process that wires the social brain.  Strong attachment is correlated with strong empathy, good moral reasoning, strong faith, insight, impulse control, and  emotional and bodily regulation (i.e., the ability to reset yourself after stress). Having poor attachment leads to deficits in all these areas.  If you’ve been wondering why [Read More...]
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