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February 4, 2016
Being True to Our Purpose —  Fr. George Morelli
Keep you eyes trained on the goal.
January 1, 2016
What the World Needs Now is Personhood —  Fr. George Morelli
That the world needs love is a truism. But what kind of love does it need?
December 12, 2015
The Spirituality of Moral Unity: Standing Together —  Fr. George Morelli
The 21st century: The best and worst of times
November 23, 2015
The Best Thanksgiving is Giving —  Fr. George Morelli
It's an old aphorism but true: It is better to give than to receive.
October 20, 2015
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practitioners - Part 8 —  Fr. George Morelli
"You doctors, must take good care of your patients in order to avoid unpleasant situations."
September 30, 2015
Courageous Engagement —  Fr. George Morelli
Good religion should inspire us to act heroically to the best of our ability.
September 5, 2015
Saving God’s Creation: Another East-West Alliance —  Fr. George Morelli
A moral challenge to be aware of our past sins and repent for them by reversing the ills we have inflicted.
September 1, 2015
Undue Concern Over Other’s Problems —  Fr. George Morelli
Undue concern about the problems of others affects our own well-being.
August 3, 2015
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practitioners: Part 7 —  Fr. George Morelli
A follow up course to Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course.
August 1, 2015
Chaplains Corner: Fixation on Past History —  Fr. George Morelli
It's not true that if we felt strongly about something in the past we will feel the same in the future.
July 11, 2015
Smart Parenting XXV: “Yes, Virginia, Second and Third Hand Smoking is Child Abuse” —  Fr. George Morelli
Exposing children to secondhand smoke is a "moral failure" that needs addressing by mental health practitioners
July 4, 2015
Chaplain’s Corner: Healthy Dependence —  Fr. George Morelli
The signs of unhealthy dependence are high intensity of the emotional need, a sense of self worthlessness, a lack of confidence and ensuing helplessness and hopelessness when not dependent on others.
June 4, 2015
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practitioners - Part 7 —  Fr. George Morelli
Afollow up course to Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course, that appeared in four parts over the years 2012-2013.
Chaplain’s Corner: Overcoming the Avoidance of Responsibilities —  Fr. George Morelli
Prefer not to face discomfort. The comfortable route is to do what is easy, natural or intrinsically enjoyable.
May 7, 2015
Chaplain’s Corner: Persevering in Fearsome Situations —  Fr. George Morelli
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity for action despite our fears.
April 3, 2015
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practitioners - Part 6 —  Fr. George Morelli
A follow up course to Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course
Chaplain’s Corner: True Happiness —  Fr. George Morelli
Two paths to experience happiness.
March 1, 2015
Healing Society: Understanding True Personhood —  Fr. George Morelli
Some Christian communities not in communion with the Apostolic Churches have not dealt directly with the issue of personhood.
Chaplains Corner: What We Do Is Not Who We Are —  Fr. George Morelli
"We can strongly disapprove of the nefarious works or actions of others while still maintaining their worth or personhood."
February 3, 2015
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practitioners — Part 5 —  Fr. George Morelli
A follow up course to Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course published in 2012-2013.
Perfectionism vs. Diligence —  Fr. George Morelli
Perfectionism is the enemy of success. Diligence is its friend.
January 2, 2015
Allied Against Criminalizing Christ and His Church —  Fr. George Morelli
A segment of secular society seeks to persecute and criminalize Christ and His Church.
Chaplain’s Corner: Overcoming the Need for Approval —  Fr. George Morelli
According to the Church Fathers, the dire need for approval is a form of "vain-glory."
December 2, 2014
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practitioners—Part 4 —  Fr. George Morelli
A follow up course to Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course
Chaplains Corner: People Are Going to Act the Way They Want To, Not the Way I Want —  Fr. George Morelli
"The more religious a man is, the more he will respect the decision of his fellow man not to go further"
November 1, 2014
Smart Parenting XXIV: Spanking - Physical, Psychological and Moral Abuse —  Fr. George Morelli
There are better ways to teach behavioral discipline than imposing pain.
Chaplain’s Corner: Is the Cup Half Full or Half Empty? —  Fr. George Morelli
Are you a cynic or hopeful?
October 1, 2014
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practioners—Part 3 —  Fr. George Morelli
A follow up to "Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course."
Finding One’s Meaning in Life —  Fr. George Morelli
Finding your meaning leads to finding your purpose.
September 1, 2014
New Martyrs Everywhere —  Fr. George Morelli
The Evil One working under the guise of our own particular weaknesses particularly the passions and prejudices.
Chaplain’s Corner: Annoyance is Routine, Anger is a Killer —  Fr. George Morelli
When ‘catastrophizing’ occurs, an emotional reaction way beyond annoyance ensues.
August 2, 2014
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practitioners:  Part 2 —  Fr. George Morelli
A follow up course to Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course
Excuses —  Fr. George Morelli
"Step up and own it!"
July 3, 2014
Healing the Church of the Homogenization of Vocations: A Psycho-Theological Reflection —  Fr. George Morelli
The teachings of Christ and His Church is not formulated by popular opinion
July 1, 2014
Chaplain’s Corner: Unlikely Heroes in Crisis Times —  Fr. George Morelli
Heroes can be ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
June 1, 2014
Understanding Orthodoxy for Mental Health Practitioners - Part 1 —  Fr. George Morelli
The mission of the Orthodox Christian Church, at its most basic, is to continue and make available the restorative healing of mankind.
Chaplain’s Corner: Silence is Golden —  Fr. George Morelli
Would it not be ideal if “the word unspoken” . . .sprang from the habits of a truly virtuous mind and heart?
May 1, 2014
Staying Connected To Our Spiritual Family: Our Parish Church —  Fr. George Morelli
How we to do the work of God?
Chaplain’s Corner: Spiritual Neglect —  Fr. George Morelli
Thoughts on sloth.
April 1, 2014
Chaplain’s Corner—Harmony: What the World Needs Now —  Fr. George Morelli
Music helps us understand the meaning of harmony.
Interiorized Spirituality (Monasticism) and the Domestic Church —  Fr. George Morelli
The family home is the "domestic Church."
March 2, 2014
Compassion: The Forgotten Virtue —  Fr. George Morelli
Lack of compassion is because of separation from God.
Chaplain’s Corner: The Importance of Family in Healing —  Fr. George Morelli
Healing improves in caring families.
February 3, 2014
Dealing with the Assault on Christ’s Church - Official and Unofficial —  Fr. George Morelli
The Affordable Care Act is an assault on religious freedom.
Chaplain’s Corner. Integrity: The Foundation of Trust —  Fr. George Morelli
Integrity is a weapon in reestablishing trust.
January 10, 2014
Mindfulness as Known by the Church Fathers —  Fr. George Morelli
Spiritual health equals pure thoughts, an enlightened mind, and a purified heart
December 31, 2013
Where has all the Trust Gone? —  Fr. George Morelli
The damage that loss of trust and diminishment of trustworthiness cause in the modern world. . .may be a significant reason to re-establish religion in our lives
November 30, 2013
Toward Healing Apostolic Church Disunity: Speaking with One Voice —  Fr. George Morelli
Even though the Catholic and Orthodox Churches are divided, maintaining agreement on the core issues of the Christian faith is paramount.
Chaplain’s Corner: Self Awareness and Self Control —  Fr. George Morelli
Success requires discipline, passion, and hard work.
November 28, 2013
What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation —  Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
Early America was steeped in Christian understanding.
What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation —  Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
Early America was steeped in Christian understanding.
November 1, 2013
Interview with Fr. George Morelli: To Teach and To Heal —  Fr. George Morelli
A closer look at Fr. George Morelli and the ideas guiding his ministry.
October 30, 2013
Chaplain’s Corner - Supporting Others —  Fr. George Morelli
There is a spiritual connection in supporting others.
October 5, 2013
Forgiveness, Ritual, and Sacrament —  Elizabeth A. Gassin, Ph.D., LPC
The Church helps us show mercy to others.
October 3, 2013
Living as an Orthodox Christian in a Non-Orthodox World —  Fr. George Morelli
Faith, like hope and love, begins at home.
Chaplains Corner - Supporting Orthers —  Fr. George Morelli
There's a spiritual connection in supporting others.
September 10, 2013
Politics, Ideas, and the West —  Samuel Gregg
“Civilizations,” wrote the historian Arnold Toynbee, “die from suicide, not from murder.”
September 2, 2013
Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course Part 4 —  Fr. George Morelli
Examining the healing potential of faith.
Self Honesty —  Fr. George Morelli
The psychological multi-dimensionality of self-honesty.
August 1, 2013
Smart Parenting XXII. Applying Christ’s Beatitudes to Parenting —  Fr. George Morelli
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice's sake.
Renewed Possibilities for the Apostolic Churches —  Fr. George Morelli
The pastoral focus of Pope Francis bodes increased cooperation of the Apostolic Churches.
July 31, 2013
From Hard Time to Orthodoxy —  St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church
The story of Clark Porter, Orthodox convert.
July 1, 2013
Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course Part 3 —  Fr. George Morelli
Distorted cognitions and the passions (strong emotions).
Defusing Incivility —  Fr. George Morelli
Incivility begets more incivility.
June 18, 2013
Chief Rabbi: Atheism has Failed. Only Religion can Defeat the New Barbarians —  Jonathan Sacks
The West is suffering for its loss of faith. Unless we rediscover religion, our civilisation is in peril
June 10, 2013
Living in the Hingeway: A Reflection on Church and Culture —  John Anderson
Post-moderns opens the door to a rediscovery of sacramentalism.
June 1, 2013
The Body and Sexuality: How We As Orthodox Understand It —  Fr. George Morelli
A Lenten Retreat
Ordinary People & Extraordinary Demands —  Fr. George Morelli
After the Boston bombings we knew the world changed -- again.
May 24, 2013
Studying Peter and Mark Together —  Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
There is wisdom and merit in the impulse to study the writings of Peter and Mark together.
The Illusionist —  Robin Phillips
How Herbert Marcuse convinced a generation that censorship is tolerance and other politically correct tricks
Euphemisms as Political Manipulation —  Wesley J. Smith
Manipulating language to hide the truth.
May 12, 2013
How America Helped Kill Middle Eastern Christianity —  Rod Dreher
American foreign policy contributes to persecution of Christians.
May 9, 2013
Either Europe Will Become Christian Again or It Will Become Muslim —  Enza Ferreri
"Secularists, opposing the Church in every way, do not realize that they are fighting against the strongest inspiration and the most effective defense of Western civilization."
May 8, 2013
Questions Surround Religious Ministries, Health Mandates —  Terry Mattingly
"HHS has such a narrow standard as to who operates a religious ministry, Jesus himself couldn't pass muster."
The Mass Exodus of Christians from the Muslim World —  Raymond Ibrahim
Millions of Christians are being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other.
Peter’s Theology of the Atonement —  Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
When we consider the oral tradition that preceded the writing of the Gospels, it is essential to consider its personal quality.
May 7, 2013
Christ as the Paschal Lamb —  Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
Combining the imagery of Exodus and Isaiah.
Gosnell Not An Aberration —  Wesley J. Smith
Late term abortion and infanticide are a provocative front in an all-out war waged against Judeo/Christian morality. This presents substantial moral peril.
May 6, 2013
The Coercive Freedom of Choice —  Wesley J. Smith
The privileging of “choice” requires re-engineering the human person and society.
May 2, 2013
The Future of Democracy and Liberty in an Age of Infectious Noise —  Pedro Blas González
The moral confusion of our time has a consuming effect on our ability to make sense of reality and to be content with daily existence.
Building Bridges Between Orthodox and Catholic Christians: Interview with Fr Robert Taft, SJ —  Christopher B. Warner
A Catholic scholar examines Orthodox - Catholic relations.
May 1, 2013
Smart Parenting XXI. Applying Christ’s Beatitudes to Parenting: Blessed Are The Peacemakers —  Fr. George Morelli
Bring peace to ourselves in order to bring it to our families.
April 30, 2013
Peace is Precious —  Fr. George Morelli
There can be no happiness without peace.
April 4, 2013
When Men Forsake God, Tyranny Always Follows —  Chris Banescu
Godlessness is the first step to the concentration camp.
Why Do Eastern Orthodox Churches Enable Opposition to Orthodox Values on Abortion, Sexual Morality? —  John Lomperis
The Orthodox need to drop out of the National Council of Churches.
Protecting Marriage to Protect Children —  David Blankenhorn
Homosexual marriage destroys the right of the child to know who created him.
March 31, 2013
Who Guards The Most Sacred Site In Christendom? Two Muslims —  Gabriel Barbati
Practice dates back to the 12th century.
Following Jesus:  The Power of Forgiveness —  Fr. George Morelli
Theological, psychological and practical suggestions for growth.
Chaplains Corner - Self Reflection: Compassion and Civility —  Fr. George Morelli
Self-reflection is critical to the spiritual life.
March 29, 2013
The Colloquium and Pope Francis —  Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
Orthodox and Catholic relations.
Planned Parenthood Official Endorses Infanticide —  Wesley J. Smith
Infanticide continues its slow movement toward respectability.
Alveda King: How Can Blacks Survive if We Murder Our Children? —  Dr. Alveda King
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The Enemy Christ Defeated —  Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
The enemy that Christ destroyed is death.
March 28, 2013
Pakistani Mob Destroys Hundreds of Christian Homes in Lahore —  Cal Oren
International community remains silent.
CS Lewis on Living Among Immortals —  Chris Banescu
"Lewis. . .pulls aside the veil of worldly cares and materialist presumptions."
March 27, 2013
Yuri Gagarin, First Human in Space, was a Devout Christian, says His Close Friend —  Rob Kerby
Never said there was no God in space.
March 2, 2013
Chaplain’s Corner: The Arrogance of Power, The Power of Humility —  Fr. George Morelli
Hubris and humility.
Apostolic Church Unity: Hope, Prayer and Work —  Fr. George Morelli
Orthodox and Catholic cooperation is increasing.
February 2, 2013
Seeing the Good in Others —  Fr. George Morelli
When things look bad, look for good.
Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course Part 2 —  Fr. George Morelli
Cognitive therapy and religious practice.
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