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Glossary on Psychological and Spiritual Maturity

Psychology and spiritual life: understanding what is being talked about What is anxiety? Am I sad or depressed?  The doctor mentioned a bipolar disorder. What does that mean? Am I feeling anger, is it a symptom of an illness or just a bad temper?
To understand our psychological world, and the psychological world of others, the first thing is to know what we are talking about.

The present glossary of terms in psychology and spiritual life, seeks to help especially the non-experts to enter into these inseparable and fundamental dimensions to live happily. Many currents of psychology use the same words to refer to similar concepts, but the meanings do not always coincide. This resource is offered to better interpret the different arguments being discussed.   

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Faith: An Answer to Anxiety and Depression?

Interview with Priest, Doctor and Professor Father Wenceslao Vial on His New Book “Psychology and Christian Life: Care of Mental and Spiritual Health”     August 7, 2015

Am I responsible for the way I am? Can one get out of depression? How does one overcome anxiety? Are their ways to overcome addiction to drugs or the internet? What can a family do for a member with mental issues? When is a doctor, a psychologist or a priest needed? Is sex an antiquated invention, a game or a taboo? These are just some of the questions that Wenceslao Vial – doctor, priest and professor of psychology and spiritual life at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome – answers in his book “Psychology and Christian life: Care of mental and spiritual health.” Fr. Vial spoke with ZENIT to enter in-depth on several aspects of his book.

ZENIT: How are health, illness and the spiritual life related?

Fr. Vial: Health and spiritual life are closely related, for the remarkable unit…

Gender Ideology Harms Children

The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.
1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sex development (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.1