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July 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.
July 1, 21014

June 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.
June 1, 2014

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?
June 1, 2014

May 2014

Staying Connected To Our Spiritual Family: Our Parish Church

Fr. George Morelli
How we to do the work of God?
May 1, 2014

Chaplain’s Corner: Spiritual Neglect

Fr. George Morelli
Thoughts on sloth.
May 1, 2014

April 2014

Chaplain’s Corner—Harmony: What the World Needs Now

Fr. George Morelli
Music helps us understand the meaning of harmony.
April 1, 2014

April 2014

Interiorized Spirituality (Monasticism) and the Domestic Church

Fr. George Morelli
The family home is the "domestic Church."
April 1, 2014

Compassion: The Forgotten Virtue

Fr. George Morelli
Lack of compassion is because of separation from God.
March 2, 2014

Chaplain’s Corner: The Importance of Family in Healing

Fr. George Morelli
Healing improves in caring families.
March 2, 2014

February 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.
February 3, 2014

Chaplain’s Corner. Integrity: The Foundation of Trust

Fr. George Morelli
Integrity is a weapon in reestablishing trust.
February 3, 2014

January 2014

Mindfulness as Known by the Church Fathers

Fr. George Morelli
Spiritual health equals pure thoughts, an enlightened mind, and a purified heart
January 10, 2014

December 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
January 1, 2014

November 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.
December 1, 2013

Chaplain’s Corner: Self Awareness and Self Control

Fr. George Morelli
Success requires discipline, passion, and hard work.
December 1, 2013

What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
Early America was steeped in Christian understanding.
November 28, 2013

What George Washington Shows Us In His First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
Early America was steeped in Christian understanding.
November 28, 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.
Nov 25, 21013

October 2013

Chaplain’s Corner - Supporting Others

Fr. George Morelli
There is a spiritual connection in supporting others.
Novermber 1, 2013

Forgiveness, Ritual, and Sacrament

Elizabeth A. Gassin, Ph.D., LPC
The Church helps us show mercy to others.
October 6, 2013

Living as an Orthodox Christian in a Non-Orthodox World

Fr. George Morelli
Faith, like hope and love, begins at home.
October 3, 2013

Chaplains Corner - Supporting Orthers

Fr. George Morelli
There's a spiritual connection in supporting others.
October 3, 2013

September 2013

Politics, Ideas, and the West

Samuel Gregg
“Civilizations,” wrote the historian Arnold Toynbee, “die from suicide, not from murder.”
September 10, 2013

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course Part 4

Fr. George Morelli
Examining the healing potential of faith.
September 1, 2013

Self Honesty

Fr. George Morelli
The psychological multi-dimensionality of self-honesty.
September 1, 2013

August 2013

Smart Parenting XXII. Applying Christ’s Beatitudes to Parenting

Fr. George Morelli
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice's sake.
August 1, 2013

Renewed Possibilities for the Apostolic Churches

Fr. George Morelli
The pastoral focus of Pope Francis bodes increased cooperation of the Apostolic Churches.
August 1, 2013

July 2013

From Hard Time to Orthodoxy

St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church
The story of Clark Porter, Orthodox convert.
July 31, 2013

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course Part 3

Fr. George Morelli
Distorted cognitions and the passions (strong emotions).
July 1, 2013

Defusing Incivility

Fr. George Morelli
Incivility begets more incivility.
July 1, 2013

June 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 18, 2013

Living in the Hingeway: A Reflection on Church and Culture

John Anderson
Post-moderns opens the door to a rediscovery of sacramentalism.
June 10, 2013

June 2013

The Body and Sexuality: How We As Orthodox Understand It

Fr. George Morelli
A Lenten Retreat
June 1, 2013

Ordinary People & Extraordinary Demands

Fr. George Morelli
After the Boston bombings we knew the world changed -- again.
June 1, 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.
May 23, 2013

The Illusionist

Robin Phillips
How Herbert Marcuse convinced a generation that censorship is tolerance and other politically correct tricks
May 23, 2013

Euphemisms as Political Manipulation

Wesley J. Smith
Manipulating language to hide the truth.
May 24, 2013

How America Helped Kill Middle Eastern Christianity

Rod Dreher
American foreign policy contributes to persecution of Christians.
May 12, 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 9, 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."
May 8, 2013

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.
May 8, 2013

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 8, 2013

Christ as the Paschal Lamb

Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
Combining the imagery of Exodus and Isaiah.
May 8, 2013

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 7, 2013

The Coercive Freedom of Choice

Wesley J. Smith
The privileging of “choice” requires re-engineering the human person and society.
May 6, 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.
May 2. 2013

Building Bridges Between Orthodox and Catholic Christians: Interview with Fr Robert Taft, SJ

Christopher B. Warner
A Catholic scholar examines Orthodox - Catholic relations.
May 2, 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.
May 1, 2013

April 2013

Peace is Precious

Fr. George Morelli
There can be no happiness without peace.
May 1, 2013

When Men Forsake God, Tyranny Always Follows

Chris Banescu
Godlessness is the first step to the concentration camp.
April 4, 2013

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.
April 4, 2013

Protecting Marriage to Protect Children

David Blankenhorn
Homosexual marriage destroys the right of the child to know who created him.
April 4, 2013

March 2013

Who Guards The Most Sacred Site In Christendom? Two Muslims

Gabriel Barbati
Practice dates back to the 12th century.
March 31, 2013

Following Jesus:  The Power of Forgiveness

Fr. George Morelli
Theological, psychological and practical suggestions for growth.
April 1, 2013

Chaplains Corner - Self Reflection: Compassion and Civility

Fr. George Morelli
Self-reflection is critical to the spiritual life.
April 1, 2013

The Colloquium and Pope Francis

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
Orthodox and Catholic relations.
March 29, 2013

Planned Parenthood Official Endorses Infanticide

Wesley J. Smith
Infanticide continues its slow movement toward respectability.
March 29, 2013

Alveda King: How Can Blacks Survive if We Murder Our Children?

Dr. Alveda King
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
March 29, 2013

The Enemy Christ Defeated

Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
The enemy that Christ destroyed is death.
March 29, 2013

Pakistani Mob Destroys Hundreds of Christian Homes in Lahore

Cal Oren
International community remains silent.
March 28, 2013

CS Lewis on Living Among Immortals

Chris Banescu
"Lewis. . .pulls aside the veil of worldly cares and materialist presumptions."
March 28, 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 27, 2013

Chaplain’s Corner: The Arrogance of Power, The Power of Humility

Fr. George Morelli
Hubris and humility.
March 2, 2013

Apostolic Church Unity: Hope, Prayer and Work

Fr. George Morelli
Orthodox and Catholic cooperation is increasing.
March 2, 2013

February 2013

Seeing the Good in Others

Fr. George Morelli
When things look bad, look for good.
February 2, 2013

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course Part 2

Fr. George Morelli
Cognitive therapy and religious practice.
February 2, 2013

January 2013

Sandy Hook: Psychospiritual Reflections and Interventions

Fr. George Morelli
Both reference to the higher things and practical interventions are required to deal with the trauma of Sandy Hook.
January 4, 2013

The America of 2013

Steve McCann
America's inability to come to terms with its debt reveals a moral crisis of the first order.
January 3, 2013

Smart Parenting XX. Applying Christ’s Beatitudes to Parenting: Blessed Are the Pure of Heart

Fr. George Morelli
Purity of heart and the Light of God.
January 2, 2013

Chaplain’s Corner. Discipline: Our Commitment For Next Year and All Our Lives

Fr. George Morelli
Resolutions for the New Year might be useless but self-discipline is not.
January 2, 2013

December 2012

Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course Part 1

Fr. George Morelli
For the Christian, psychotherapy is one component of the healing process of healing ‘body, mind and spirit.’
December 2, 2012

Chaplains Corner. Blessed Christmas: On the Use of the Wealth of Our Bounty

Fr. George Morelli
Wealth requires compassion.
December 2, 2012

November 2012

Chaplain’s Corner: Wisdom, Age and Belief in God

Fr. George Morelli
The older we get, the more likely we will believe in God.
November 6, 2012

October 2012

Smart Parenting IXX. Halloween: A Few Spiritual Pointers for Orthodox Parents

Fr. George Morelli
Halloween is a pagan holiday that was never Christianized. Here's some ideas on how to handle it.
October 23, 2012

Smart Parenting XVIII. Applying Christ’s Beatitudes to Parenting: Blessed Are the Merciful

Fr. George Morelli
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall find mercy.
October 4, 2012

Chaplain’s Corner. Resilience: The Key to Catastrophe Management

Fr. George Morelli
Are things really as bad as they seem?
October 4, 2013

September 2012

Islam and the Closing of the Secular Mind

Samuel Gregg
The "enlightened" Western mind can no longer think seriously or coherently about religion.
September 20, 2012

Moral Courage

Fr. George Morelli
Moral issues matter in elections.
September 18, 2012

Moral Courage

Fr. George Morelli
Moral issues matter in elections.
September 18, 2012

Food That Perishes: An Orthodox Approach to Food and Eating Disorders

Fr. George Morelli
Problems with food can be a disorder.
September 3, 2012

Bullying: Defacing God’s Image

Fr. George Morelli
Kindliness is next to godliness.
September 3, 2012

August 2012

The New Soviet League of Militant Godless

Philip Jenkins
Blinding historical insensitivity.
August 21, 2012

Winds Thy Messengers

Barton Swaim
Natural disasters as ministers of God.
August 21, 2012

All the Lonely People

Anthony Esolen
The corrosive & far-reaching fallout of the Sexual Revolution.
August 21, 2012

Smart Parenting XXVII. Applying Christ’s Beatitudes to Parenting: Righteousness

Fr. George Morelli
Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Sake for They Shall be Filled
August 18, 2012

Gore Vidal and the Sky God

Albert Mohler
What Vidal wrote is the way many cultural elites think.
August 9, 2012

A Religious Freedom Election

Wesley J. Smith
A court case in Colorado shows what’s at stake this fall.
August 9, 2012

Nihilism at the Core of the Colorado Shooting

John Carr
Our culture has to turn away from our romance with nihilism and back towards Christ
August 9, 2012

Commentary: Profiles in Moral Courage

Fr. George Morelli
Standing up for what is right.
August 9, 2012

July 2012

The New Martyrs In Syria

Fr. George Morelli
Christians will suffer in the Syrian conflict.
July 29, 2012

Selective Focusing

Fr. George Morelli
We all filter what we see.
July 31, 2012

Book Review: The Second Russian Revolution (1987-1991)

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
Moral renewal in Russia that threw off the Communist shackles.
July 18, 2012

Dismantling of a Culture

Kathryn Jean Lopez
America’s elites now disdain the rest of America with troubling results.
July 18, 2012

Freedom of Worship’s Assault on Freedom of Religion

Wesley J. Smith
Strident secularism is on the march and freedom of religion is the target.”
July 18, 2012

Our Problem is Secularism

Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)
A massive realignment in Christianity is occurring.
July 2, 2012

The End of America? The HHS Mandate’s Threat to Freedom [VIDEO]

Acton Institute
An attack on the Church is an attack on freedom.
July 2, 2012

The Republic is Finished and the America We Knew is Gone

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
When men scorn and ridicule the good, noble, and true, darkness is always the end.
July 2, 2012

Obamacare Ruling Reflects Technocratic Imperative

Wesley J. Smith
Not even a Romney election may reverse the cultural drift.
July 2, 2012

Ministry to Those with Alternative Lifestyles

Fr. George Morelli
What did the Church Fathers say about proper spiritual counsel?
July 2, 2012
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