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“Do Not Be Afraid … You Are My Dearest Friends”*

Toxic Fear is perhaps life’s greatest hostage-taker. One psychiatrist calls it a “disease of the imagination.” Fear and disabling Worry can start off like a tiny seed and, watered by thoughts that emphasize worst-case scenarios, grow into a virus-like fiend that ends up dominating our mental state. It then holds us back from our ability to enjoy nearly every dimension of our life: our talents, our work, our love, our play, and our approach to a life in the Spirit.

This website is dedicated to three major Defense Systems that can be effective in helping us overcome the insidious nature of fear, as well as other mental health demons like depression. It will also focus on how we can better live out our lives free of those persistent foragers that roam throughout the corners of our minds… relentlessly haunting us.

Those three Defense Systems are: Spirituality, Psychology and Addiction. All three of these provide newly developed means of delving into the root causes of fear and depression and other mental health disorders, and assisting people in finding improved pathways to freedom, joy, and peace.

“Do not be afraid” – a phrase found 365 times in Sacred Scripture!

*Luke 12:32; translation found in The Bible in Contemporary Language, Eugene H. Peterson

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Crux: Vatican document on Jews proves that revolution is the new routine

Dec 11, 2015

Article by John Allen printed in Crux, a publication of The Boston Globe. http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/12/10/vatican-document-on-jews-proves-that-revolution-is-the-new-routine/

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When Religion Turns Brutal

Dec 10, 2015

A recent news story says that leaders of ISIL, which claims to be the Islamic State, often throw people they suspect of being homosexual from the tops of tall...

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Vatican II After Fifty Years

Dec 08, 2015

Very thoughtful article on the importance of Vatican II found in National Catholic Reporter. http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/vatican-ii-after-fifty-years

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Crux: Opening the Holy Year, Francis says mercy always trumps judgment

Dec 08, 2015

Article found in Crux, owned by Boston Globe http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/12/08/opening-the-holy-year-francis-says-mercy-always-trumps-judgment/

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Crux: Everything you need to know about the Holy Year of Mercy

Dec 08, 2015

An article found in Crux, owned by Boston Globe http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/12/07/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-holy-year-of-mercy/

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Crux: Five predictions for the unpredictable Pope Francis in 2016

Dec 08, 2015

An article by John Allen featured in Crux, a division of the Boston Globe: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/12/06/five-predictions-for-the-unpredictable-pope-francis-in-2016/

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The Year of Mercy Begins

Dec 07, 2015

Beautiful depiction of Year of Mercy in an article in the National Catholic Reporter: http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/year-mercy-begins

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Crux:The megachurch boom rolls on, but concerns are rising

Dec 07, 2015

This article found in Crux gives an update on the change that is taking place in American megachurches. http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2015/12/02/the-megachurch-boom-rolls-on-but-big-concerns-are-rising/