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When Pope Francis was put on laundry duty

  Opinion by Chris Lowney (CNN) – Every day, millions of Americans perform a task that epitomizes Pope Francis’ leadership style: They do the laundry. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A very good article and lesson from the Pontiff about humility, sacrifice and example. The Pope who then was merely in charge of Jesuit seminarians, set the example by giving himself a laundry day as if he was as much an initiate as them. This teaches Christians, Christian counselors and other ministers the importance of humility and example.  It shows we much set the example as well as believe in

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In Faith We Find Forgiveness

Christian Counselors and Helping People Receive God’s Forgiveness This Sunday, I heard a very interesting sermon on the healing of the bleeding woman and about faith.  I would like to surmise it for Christian Counselors to maybe also use when helping people receive the grace of forgiveness from Christ. In the Gospel of St. Luke, Jesus cured the bleeding woman.  She was considered unclean by Jewish law.  While the Book of Job demonstrated that sin is not directly correlated with sickness, the Jewish people of that time still held strong to the opinion that sickness and sin were directly related. 

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Resolving Marital Conflict: A Christian Counselor’s Guide, Part I

Resolving Marital Conflict: A Christian Counselor’s Guide, Part I

  By Rick McGregor, MA, LMHCA, Seattle Christian Counseling, PLLC No matter how much you may want to ignore it, conflict is common to all marriages. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Marriage is a sacred union that however falls into the profane world of vice.  Marriage is subjugated to divorce, infidelity and selfishness. In marriage counseling it is important to keep an eye on the sacred nature of marriage and to translate that to the world. This article looks at conflict and selfishness as two issues in marriage.  Conflict is natural as with our fallen nature, selfishness as well. 

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Mainstream Media and Its Lack of Understanding of Witchcraft

Mainstream Media and Its Lack of Understanding of Witchcraft

  By Daniel Burke, Belief Blog Co-editor (CNN) —  Like lots of people, when October 31 rolls around, Trey Capnerhurst dons a pointy hat and doles out candy to children who darken the door of her cottage in Alberta. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It is amazing, as in this article, how secular society trivalizes Wicca and Witchcraft.  As Christians, we are warned about these dark arts throughout Scripture. The idea of good witches is most alarming.  The very fact, that Neo-Paganism incurs spells from “deities” and other masquerading demons is scary.  These unions with dark entities are far

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5 Spiritual Places All Christians Should Try and Visit

5 Spiritual Places All Christians Should Try and Visit

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: What is your top list of places Christians should visit? Have you visited any of these places or do you have other ideas of what should be on this list? Christian Counselors should encourage various retreats and pilgrimages to various holy places of veneration.  I think some of the places on this list are excellent places to visit, especially in the Holy Land. If you would like to learn more about Christian Counseling, then please review our program. In addition, feel free also to review the various articles we have in our Christian Counseling

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What did St Paul mean by Faith and Works of the Law?

What did St Paul mean by Faith and Works of the Law?

  Faith and works, right? But have you ever met a Protestant or Evangelical who insists that we are saved by “faith alone”? American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a very insightful article.  While authored from a Catholic perspective, be not to quick, if Protestant, to judge it harshly because it is written from a very ecumenical view.  It presents the ideas of Justification and Works and the meaning of the Law. Non-Denomitional Christians may be very surprised to learn in this article that the Catholic Church does not believe justification is by one’s own works but only

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Three Surprising Ways to Grieve the Holy Spirit

Three Surprising Ways to Grieve the Holy Spirit

These three ways to grieve the Holy Spirit may be surprising because they correspond to the three ways in which the Spirit acts. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article talks about how we can misuse the grace of the Holy Spirit.  One interested point, the third one is how we can sometimes think if we spend too much time on One Person of the Trinity, it may upset the other.  This is farther from the truth.  The articl correctly points out that the Holy Spirit shines upon the Son and finds great joy when we see this light

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CNS STORY: Church is ‘apostolic’ when it shares Gospel with the world, pope says

CNS STORY: Church is ‘apostolic’ when it shares Gospel with the world, pope says

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Is the church apostolic, and when I speak of the term church today, I am not asserting any particular denomination but the idea of church as all of us as part of the Mystical Body of Christ.  The Pope asks many questions that go beyond merely Catholic Christians but to all Christians.  Are we behaving and teaching according to Scripture and the doctrines of the apostles?  Are we in that way apostolic or have we altered teaching to fit our own needs? If we focus on scripture and the teachings of the early church,

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Christian Counseling Program: Eastern Catholics and the New Evangelization

Christian Counseling Program: Eastern Catholics and the New Evangelization

It appears that some of my recent prayers have been answered with either a “Not yet” or a “No”. I recently learned that the second series in Fr. Robert Barron’s series entitled ‘Catholicism’, which… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Christian counselors should embrace the traditions of the eastern church of both the orthodox and byzantine catholic churches.   A Christian counseling program should welcome all avenues of christian in how they express the gospel and evangelize the world.  Eastern Catholics share a special evangelization with both east and west. #christiancounselingprogram See on prayerofsaintephrem.wordpress.com

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Bishop Venedykt: God Calls on the UGCC to be a witness of unity | Ukrainian Catholic University

  God expects each of us to witness and invoke unity. We, Greek Catholics, are the living and real model of the unity of the Church, which has been tested for American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: An article that calls for Christian unity among Catholics and Orthodox and the pivotal role Eastern Catholics hold in that unity.  Christian Counselors should have an awareness of ecumenisim within the various splinters of Christianity and promote that unity among their spiritual children.  If you are interested in Christian Counseling courses, then please review the program. #christiancounselingcourses See on ucu.edu.ua