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041 – Psychology, Religion, and Healthy Men with Dr. Anthony Isacco

041 – Psychology, Religion, and Healthy Men with Dr. Anthony Isacco

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes to the show Dr. Anthony Isacco, Associate Professor of Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA to discuss the various elements of a healthy male psychology and spirituality. Rather than asking what is wrong with the modern man, this episode focuses on male health and ideals. In today’s show, they discuss …

DR. MARIO'S PODCASTS:

041 – Psychology, Religion, and Healthy Men with Dr. Anthony Isacco

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes to the show Dr. Anthony Isacco, Associate Professor of Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA to discuss the various elements of a healthy male psychology and spirituality. Rather than asking what is wrong with the modern man, this episode focuses on male health and ideals. In today’s show, they discuss the importance of men living

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040 – Self-Forgiveness with Dr. Everett Worthington

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Dr. Everett Worthington to the show to talk about the process and mechanisms of self-forgiveness. Dr. Worthington has over 30 years of research on forgiveness and his REACH model is one of the leading models in forgiveness therapies. They discuss the steps to take if you struggle with self-condemnation, how self-compassion is needed, and the difference

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039 – The Spirituality of Archbishop Fulton Sheen with Fr. Jeff Montz

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Fr. Jeff Montz, Director of Spiritual Formation at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA to discuss the life and spiritual teachings of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, which was the focus of Fr. Jeff’s graduate thesis. Archbishop Fulton Sheen was a frontrunner in using mass media to spread the Gospel. In today’s episode, they dissect the pillars

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038 – The First Five Years of Marriage with David Dawson

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes David Dawson, Director of the Family Life Office for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, to the show to discuss the realities of the early years of married life. They have a lively conversation about living together, money, sex, kids, and establishing new holiday traditions. This episode offers clear and practical advice drawing from their personal experience

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037 – The Elements of Joy with Sr. Tracey Dugas

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Sr. Tracey, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, to discuss the process of finding and maintaining joy in life, how to discern with joy and desire, looking at art as an expression of one’s interior, and how to promote joy on social media. They end with a brief conversation about Dr. Jordan Peterson and

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036 – Ask Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario fields questions from listeners in this bonus episode of the podcast! How to establish chastity in a relationship following a conversion? Is it permissible to remarry after a divorce when the previous spouse has already moved onto a new marriage? How to parent boys and their competitiveness? And a follow-up question that Dr. Mario asked John DeJak about

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Jesus is King Album Reflection

A year after my conversion, which happened on a retreat during my freshman year of college, I had to come to terms with the media I was consuming and the effects it was having on my thoughts and imagination. Growing

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Ask Dr. Mario: Boys’ Competitiveness

My first question from the “Ask Dr. Mario” tab! I put that up so I can field questions from the growing community of listeners of Always Hope! Yet, it is important to clarify that this should not be used for

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What is Hope? Part 3

This is the final part of this series on hope. This won’t be the last time that I’ll write about hope but at least for now, you know what I’m talking about when I use that word. Hope is a

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I am a Catholic Christian husband and father, that’s my primary vocation and passion. I am happily married to my wife of 16 years, Kristin, and together we share the joy of parenting our four sons. At Willwoods, I am blessed to serve as the Associate Director of the Faith and Marriage Apostolate. In this position, I work closely with my friend Jason Angelette (Director) as we try to serve married couples and individuals on their journey of faith. I offer retreats and lectures, write for the blog, and host a bi-weekly podcast, Always Hope.

Through our ministry, you can certainly expect some great content specifically targeted for married couples. I am proud of the work we do for couples and hope that these resources bless you. Yet, renewing our culture to be pro-marriage means more than just supporting married couples. The undergirding themes of love and faith transcend all states of life. So, if you are single or dating and happened to come across this page or listened to my podcast, know that you are in the right place, too.

As a marriage counselor, I strongly believe that good theology and good counseling theory can work together. You will see this mash-up throughout my writings, lectures, and podcasts.

I am happy you are here with us and hope you enjoy what we have to offer!

 

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