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A
Abortion
   activism to stop it
   as mortal sin
   incurs excommunication
   prayer to close an abortion facility
Abstinence
   from self-indulgent defenses
   from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
Abuses in the Holy Mass
Acceptance, desire for
   as opening to demonic influence
   as a root of immodesty
Act of God
   as love
Addictions
   defined
   sexual
Adultery
   defined
Affliction
   as answer to prayers for increased faith
AIDS
   stopping the epidemic
Albigensians
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Altar girls
Anal sex
Angels
   fallen, as threats to women in prayer
   fallen, in hell
Angelus (how to pray)
Anger
   at God, as an act of hiding from a lack of faith
   at God, as a denial of God’s mercy
   at one’s parents
   defined
   distinguishing anger without sin from anger as sin
   justifiable
   recognized through behaviors of hate
   synonymous with hate
   unconscious
Angry Traditionalist
Anima Christi
   (Soul of Christ), prayer
Anorexia
   defined, as an eating disorder
   and hatred for authority
Annulment
   declaration of nullity of marriage
   in regard to remarriage after divorce
Anxiety
Apparitions
   Church investigation of
Anyway (by Mother Teresa)
Apostles’ Creed
   and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
   and the Rosary
   and the Three O’Clock Prayer
   in English and Latin
Arguing
   with others, as unconscious anger at one’s father
   with others, not a part of mystic Christianity
Artificial insemination and fertilization
Ascension
   of our Lord Jesus Christ into heaven
Ascent of Mount Carmel
Astrology
Athanasian Creed
Athanasius, Saint
   on the Trinity
Atheism
   as a myth created by Satan
   and marijuana
   in the current spiritual Dark Ages
   in Buddhism
Audio Recordings
   for Catholic relaxation training
Augustine, Saint
   pastors who fail as shepherds
   the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer (from a letter to Proba)
   praying without ceasing (from a discourse on the Psalms)
   predestination, the doctrine of
   the purpose of prayer
   sexual continence derives from grace, not human effort
Ave Maria (prayer)

B
Baptism
   as being born again in death and resurrection
   as joining to Christ
   Christ’s Sacred Heart constantly wounded by the sins
      of those consecrated to him in

   erases Original Sin
   garden of the spirit planted at
   in fire and spirit, by Christ
   in the Jordan (Rosary mystery)
   in water, by John the Baptist
   is not “magic”
   “lusts of the flesh” wiped away by
   necessary for salvation
   pledge to chastity
   sins committed after
   vows made at
Baptismal Promises/Vows
   and obligation to chastity
   returning to, as basis for prayer
Basil, Saint
   and Messalians (or Euchites)
   re: being born again in baptism
Battle
   spiritual
Belief
   as the basis for living one’s faith
Bible
   reading the
   recommended edition, with link to online New American Bible
Bipolar Disorder
   Catholic recommendations for the treatment of
Birth
   regulation
Blame
   the destructive futility of, as opposed to Christian responsibility
   self-
Blasphemy
   against the Holy Spirit
   in the writings of Carl Jung
Blessed Virgin
   Assumption of (Rosary mystery)
   Consecration to the
   Coronation of (Rosary mystery)
   at Fatima, telling the need for prayer
   humility of
   Little Crown of (prayer)
   surrendered to God’s will
   treasury of God’s graces
Blessing
   of food before eating
Blindness
   spiritual
Body
   as temple of the Holy Spirt, and the call to chastity
   as temple of the Holy Spirt, explained
   cult of the
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
Books, by Dr. Richmond
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
   Catholic recommendations for the treatment of
   when it’s your mother
   when it’s your spouse
Born again in Christ
Brainwashing
   in schools
Breaking of the bread
   offers healing for our brokenness
Brokenness
   a fundamental human state
Buddha
   as a wise teacher
Buddhism
   as avoidance of desire and suffering
   is a psychological technique, not a religion
   perception of creation as evil
Bullying and revenge

C
Cabala
Canticle of All Creatures
   and Saint Francis’ warning about mortal sin
Cardiognosis
Career or children?
Catherine of Genoa, Saint
   being sick of sin
   grief that we take God’s goodness as an excuse to sin
   learning that what seems good for us is often depraved
   payment for sin
   purgatory
   purgatory and hell
   remorse
   requirements of love
   return to God
   Spiritual Doctrine
Catholic
   treatment recommendations for depression and anxiety
   treatment recommendations for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
   treatment recommendations for smoking cessation
Causality
Caussade, Jean-Pierre de
Celibacy
   and the problems religious have with it
   as the only option aside from marriage
   definition of
   of the priesthood
Centering prayer
   and New Age spirituality
   and Quietism
   and the traditional Jesus Prayer
Ceremonies
   “obsessive” and hypocritical
Chaos
   and disorder in one’s home
   as an aspect of spiritual pride
Chapel veil, the reason for
Chaplet
   definition
   of Saint Rita, step-by-step instructions for praying
   of The Divine Mercy, as a part of prayer life
   of The Divine Mercy, step-by-step instructions for praying
Charismatics
   and the danger of Jansenism
Charity
   expressed in preaching the truth
   performing acts of, as a way to minimize self-importance and pride
Chastisement
   the Lord’s
Chastity
   in marriage
   offenses to
   for the single
   as the only way of life for a Christian
Child abuse
   and disobedience
   and redemption
   and tolerance of dirt
   and victimization
   in the news media
   suspicion of
Children
   as the purpose for marriage
   falling away from the Church
   having failed to raise them properly
Christ
   as an act of God
   and his baptism with the Holy Spirit
   and our bickering about what he asked of us
   his body and blood as truth
   and his command to deny the self
   came to establish division, not peace
   condemns adultery of desire
   hunger for
   living righteously in
   and the need for doctrine
   prayer to, in the Rosary, added by Louis Marie de Montfort
   real presence of
   sacrifice, as our redemption
   suffering for offenses against his Father
   told Peter to “tend my sheep”
   told us to pray constantly
   warned us about desiring mystic phenomena
“Christ consciousness”
Christian
   chastity flouted by “007 Mentality”
   devout
   identity
   in today’s world
   life of Saint Paul
   mysteries
   obligation to live in peace with everybody
   responsibility, in general
   responsibility, in marriage
   spiritual life
   way of life is chastity
Christianity
   as death to this world
   as demanding
   hard work of, requires reading and prayer
   mystic, as emptiness of self and pure love
   not a “plug and play” module to life
Church
   as the mystical body of Christ
   not “relevant” to the modern world
Circumcision
Cleanliness
Cleansing of the Temple
Clement, Saint
   re: repentance
Clutter and filth
Code of Canon Law
Co-dependency
Comfort
Communion
   taking unworthily
   the right to receive on the tongue
Compassion
Competition
   in games
   in romance
   in sports
Compulsions
   in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Compunction
   the “gift of tears”
Condoning sin
Confession
   obligation for
   often is incomplete
   scruples about
   sins of omission
Confirmation
Confiteor
Conflicts, psychological, definition
Conscience
   needing correction by the Magisterium of the Church
Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Conservative
   defined
Constitutional rights
   essentially amoral and largely anti-Christian
Contempt
   for the self
   of the World (Contemptus mundi)
Continence
   achieved only through grace (St. Augustine)
   Jesus’ teachings about (as recorded by the Venerable Anne Catherine
   Emmerich)

Consolations and desolations
Contrition
   perfect
Convenience
   as a reason to reject Church teaching
   as a reason to reject salvation
   in contrast to preaching
Credentials
   and education of Dr. Richmond
Creed
   the Apostle’s and the Nicene, in English and Latin
Cross
   as the path to divine Glory
   hell as only other option to
   Sign of the (prayer)
Crucifixion
   as a consequence of a devout spiritual life
Cult of the Body
Culture
   as a source of infection by sin
Cursillo
Cutting, and Borderline Personality Disorder
Cyprian, Saint
   re: fear of death
   re: sanctification
Cyril, Saint
   re: being transformed by the Holy Spirit

D
Damian, Peter, Saint
Dark Ages, spiritual
Darkness, spiritual
Daydreams
Dead
   Let the dead bury the
Deadly sins
Death
   obsession with
   thoughts of, in depression
   to sin and life in the Spirit
   to the self
Defenses, psychological
   as illusions
   explained
   origiinal protective purpose of
Demonic
   influence and possession
Depravity, moral
Depression
   Catholic treatment recommendations for
   distinguished from anguish
Desire
   distinguished from drive
   of the Other
Desolations and Consolations
Despair
   and abortion
   and darkness, spiritual
   as St. Teresa of Avila experienced in her vision of hell
   from feeling unwanted
   in depression and anxiety
Detachment from the world
   as a spiritual work
   as a virtue
   as it can fall into pride
Devil
   as creator of the world (Albigensian belief)
   collusion with
   escaping the influence of
   license granted by
   tested Job
   wickedness and snares of (in prayer to Saint Michael)
   wears a tuxedo and drives a limo
   will come for you, if you won’t go to the cross
Diadochus, Saint
   re: All our love must be for God
Disasters
   and the good that can come from them
   and trauma, psychological healing from
Discernment
   of spirits
Disobedience
   as root of pedophilia
   as self-condemnation
   as spiritual suicide
   behind failure of baptismal vows
   is a grave sin
   results from family hypocrisy
   slavery to
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
   Catholic suggestions for treatment
Distractions
   and mental “wanderings” during the Rosary
   during prayer in general
Divination and magic
Divine Mercy (see Mercy)
Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours)
Diversity
   social
   political
Divorce
   defined
   Church teaching about, feels unfair
Doctrine
   reason for
“Doing nothing”
Dominic, Saint
Dorotheus, Saint
   On False Spiritual Peace
   re: the graceful ability to find fault with oneself
Doubt
   about Catholic Tradition
   about salvation
   about the value of true dedication to mystic spirituality
Doubting
   error of asking for wisdom while
Dreams
   interpretation
   and psychic premonitions
   used in Catholic psychotherapy
Dubay, Thomas, SM
   Fire Within
Dulia
Duty
   defined, as compared to love
   of a wife to her husband
Dying
   persons, prayer for
   to the self
   to yourself in baptism

E
Education
   and credentials of Dr. Richmond
   of children
   religious, in the hands of dissenters from the faith
Emmerich, Venerable Anne Catherine
   and Jesus’ teachings about marriage
   and Jesus’ teachings about sports
   her visions illustrate the Tradition of the Church
Emotions
   not to be denied as illusions
   recognizing, as one step to humility
Emptiness
   as consequence of spurning chastity
   emotional
   hiding from, through sexuality
   redemption from
   of self, and pure love, as basis for mystic Christianity
End times
Engagement to marry, and chastity
Entertainment
   as fundamentally anti-Christian
   as “wholesome”?
Ephesians 4:27
Eucharist
   as the real body and blood of Christ
   as the reason for going to church
   invalid hosts
   obligation to receive
   restrictions on receiving
Eucharistic miracles
Euchites
Eunuchs
Euthanasia
Evil
   and terrorism
   definition of
   grows side-by-side with the good
   has its influence through the unconscious
   spirits
Excommunication
   as penalty for formal cooperation in an abortion
Exorcism
Exorcist
Exposure, and Response Prevention
Ezekiel 33:7-9

F
Facebook
Faith
   asking in
   dissent from, in Catholic education
   increasing
   the True
   witnessing
Faithfulness
   as a fruit of the Holy Spirit
Family
   and the disorder of divorce
   and fantasy literature
   as place where total trust in God begins
   as purpose for marriage
   denial of, through artificial birth control
   desire for, as reason to change homosexual desires
   dysfunction, as the reason for resistance to authority
   fundamental task of
   Holy, personal life of, kept close to Mary’s heart
   honor
   members who are homosexual
   often the source of sin after baptism
   strengthened by devotion
   suffering, to be accepted without anger
   threat to, by adultery
   values of Catholic faith not impeded by poverty
Fantasies
   and scruples
   as distractions from prayer
Fantasy literature
Fasting
   as sacrifice
   before receiving the Eucharist
   definition
   used in Catholic psychotherapy
   on Fridays
   purpose of
Father
   and mother, honoring
   the role of a
Fátima
   Angel’s prayer, at
   Blessed Virgin explaining the need for prayer, at
   prayer, in the Rosary (English, Portuguese, and Latin)
Faustina, Saint
   Diary
   and the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
   and prayer for a dying person
   and sadness for the loss of graces
   and suffering as a path to accept divine Will
   and suffering as the price at which souls are bought
   and weakness exchanged for strength through obedience
Fear
   as an obstacle to purification by love
   of God, defined
   of hell
   opposed to love
   superstitious
Feminism
Fénelon
Fire and brimstone
First Fridays
Forgiveness
   and the call to holiness
   compared to reconciliation
   defined
   failure of, in blaming others
   and guilt
   opposed to honor and pride
   opposed to revenge
   premature
   through acceptance of God’s love
Fornication
   defined
Francis of Assisi, Saint
   and the Wolf of Gubbio
   admonished us to preach the Gospel always
   glory in the cross of tribulation and affliction
   Lady Poverty
   laid down his weapons on conversion
   Peace Prayer of
   the saint everyone loves to love but whom few are willing to imitate
   warning about mortal sin
Francis de Sales, Saint
   living true devotion within any occupational calling
Fraud
   of the social world
Freemasonry
Free will (see also Will)
Friendship
   in Christ
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Frustration, emotional: psychological counsels for coping

G
Games
   as a form of competition
   as part of the fraud of the social world
   video, as an addiction expressing anger at a missing father
Garabandal
Gay and lesbian
   “marriage”
   sexuality
Gehenna
   and fear of God
   to be avoided at all costs
Generosity
   as a fruit of the Holy Spirit
Gentleness
   as a fruit of the Holy Spirit
Genuflection
   as a sign of adoration
Gift of tears
Glass altar vessels
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Glory
   being an example of
   fear of
   seeking the cross as the path to
Gnosticism
God
   act of
   chose Christ to show us truth
   gave us meaning of sexuality
   gives to all generously and ungrudgingly
   glory of
   hunger for spiritual connectedness with
   “I am that I am.”
   natural separation from
   offended and little esteemed in this world
   sought in a crisis, then forgotten
   trust in
   will not honor any license granted by the devil
God’s
   justice
   providence
Good
   can come from evil
Goretti, Maria, Saint
Gospel
   to be preached always
Grace
   as the means to do good
   Blessed Virgin as treasury of
   of mortifying our senses
   perseverence in
Gratitude
Gregory of Nyssa, Saint
   re: death to sin and life in the Spirit
Gregory the Great, Saint
   re: angels
   re: pastors who fail to point out sinners’ wrongdoing
Grudges
   carried against others prevent us from carrying our Cross
Guilt
   and forgiveness
   and the inability to tolerate love
Guyon

H
Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)
Hail Mary
Hamlet
   trying to “throw” his mother’s guilt back into her face
Happiness
   advocating for, a psychological misunderstanding
Harry Potter books
Hate
   definition of
   veiled
Headcovering for women during prayer
Healing
   definition of
Heartbreak
   from sadness of sin
Heaven
   Assumption of the Blessed Virgin into (Rosary mystery)
   consolations of
   Coronation of the Blessed Virgin as Queen of (Rosary mystery)
   erroneous belief that everyone goes to heaven
   joys of
   Kingdom of
   names written in
   Our Father in
   our true home
   Queen of
   quiet song of
Hebrews
   13:9
Hell
   created by God as an act of mercy
   defined
   fear of
   only option to the cross
   Saint Teresa’s vision of
   sending yourself to hell as a way to get revenge on others
Heresy
   defined
   when a pope falls into heresy
Heretic
   defined
Hesychasm
Hiding
   from sin
Hippie movement
   seeming spirituality of
Holiness
   displaying for others to see, not a part of mystic Christianity
   living through deep contemplation and prayer
   relativism of
   of sexuality in marriage
Holy Days of Obligation
Holy Spirit
   dwells within the body as in a temple
   transforms us with His presence
Holy
   lifestyle
   water
Homophobia
Homosexuality
   altering with psychotherapy
   defined
   and marriage
   as narcissism
   origin of, in a person
   and the priesthood
   and suitability for religious life
Honesty
   and psychological defenses
Honor and cultural pride
Honoring father and mother
Hope
   for broken lives
   lacking in paganism
Horoscopes
Humanistic Psychology
   and its destructive effects on Catholic education
   and its destructive effects on clergy and religious
   and its effects on Protestant theology
Humility
   and the ability to tolerate rejection and loneliness
   as the basis for mystic love
   distinguished from masochism
   four steps to
   Litany of
   opposed by the glamor and power of fantasy literature
   the lack of, in the political desire for social change
   the lack of, in sports
   the psychological process necessary for its attainment
“Hunger” for spiritual connectedness
Hyperdulia
Hypocrisy
   in church
   in families, as a cause for disobedience

I
“I AM”
Identity
   in Borderline Personality Disorder
   Christian
   confusion
   crisis of
   derived from clinging to resentments
   human
   marks of
Ignatius of Loyola, Saint
   and discernment of spirits
   and the need for self-examination
   laid down his weapons on conversion
Illusions
   defined
   self-indulgent, as separation from God
Imaginary realm of pre-verbal experience
Imitation of Christ
   as core of all reading
   recommended edition
Immigration, illegal
Improvised prayer
Impulses to sin, repeated
Incubus
Infection with subversive cultural values
Infertility
“In God We Trust”?
Insomnia
Intellectual prowess, not a part of mystic Christianity
In Vitro Fertilization (artificial insemination and fertilization)
Ira Patrem Latebrosa (hidden anger at the father)
Isaiah
   53:11b-12
   55:2-3a
   55:7

J
James 1:5-8
Jane Frances de Chantal, Saint
   re: the martyrdom of love
Jansenists
Jealousy
Jephthah
Jesus prayer
   and the Eastern desert monks
   how to pray
   praying, during episodes of insomnia
Job
   his suffering and obedience
John
   6:54,75,63
   6:60
   13:34
   15:13
   20:29
   20:30-31
John Chrysostom, Saint
   re: do not insult God
   re: trust in Christ
John of Avila, Saint
   re: the tribulations of Saint Paul
John of the Cross, Saint
   Ascent of Mount Carmel, prologue
   Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night
   confession, instructions for (Letter 20)
   The Living Flame of Love, 1.5
   The Living Flame of Love, 1.22
   The Living Flame of Love, 2.27
   The Living Flame of Love, 3.73
   nakedness of spirit
   Sayings of Light and Love, no. 103
   Spiritual Canticle 34.4
   Spiritual Canticle, the poem stanzas 28-29
John the Baptist, Saint
Johnson, Kevin Orlin
   books by, recommended
Jonah
Joseph, Saint
   as the exemplification of a father
   prayer to, after the Rosary during October
Joy
   as a fruit of the Holy Spirit
   of feeling what Christ felt
   perfect, as described by St. Francis of Assisi
Judgment
   definition
Judgmental
   defined
   fear of being, as basis for condoning sin
Jungian psychology
   as anti-Christian
Justice
   God’s
   social
Justification
   by faith or by works?
   is not a magical process

K
Kabala, Kabbala
   (see cabala)
Kenosis
Kindness
   as a fruit of the Holy Spirit
King James Bible
Kneeling
   as a posture for prayer
Knowing
   as opposed to a living faith of doing
Knowledge
   as a cover-up for human weakness
   for its own sake, not a part of mystic Christianity
   used to avoid the cross

L
Lacan, Jacques
   and Catholic psychology
   and the definition of desire
   Seminar of 21 January 1975
Lady Poverty
Latin
   as a universal language of the Church
   prayers: see under Prayers.
Latria
Lefebvre, Marcel, Archbishop
Legalization of sin
Leonine prayers after Mass
Leo the Great
   about blessed tears
   about poverty, religious grief, desire for God,and peace (from a homily on the Beatitudes)
Lesbian sexuality
   based in unconscious anger
“Let the dead bury the dead”
Leviticus
   11:45; 19:2; 20:7
Liberal
   defined
Liberalism
   New Age
Liberation
   of the poor and oppressed
“License to sin”
Litany of Humility
Little Cindy’s Letters
Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin
The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, Chapter VII
Liturgical seasons
Liturgy of the Hours
   step-by-step instructions
   “How do I know which week of the Psalter we are in?”
Louis Marie de Montfort, Saint
   and Jansenists
   Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin
   True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin
   true disciples, described by
Love
   as an intellectual excuse for self-indulgence
   as free will, not fear
   cheating yourself of
   distinguished from desire
   of self
   fear of
   how to achieve it and live it
   intellectual
   obstructions to
   parental, for a child
   removing the obstacles to
   romantic
   true/real
Low self-esteem and problems with humility
Luke
   2:14
   9:51-62
   10:20
   12:4-5
   12:51
   18:1
   19:11-12
   19:26
   21:1-4
Lukewarm Christians
Lust
   defined
   enslavement to
   and erotic arousal, as an act of power over another person
   as an expression of anger at the father
   in marriage
   and masturbation
   of the eyes
   provocations to
Luther, Martin

M
Macarius, Saint
   The Way of Christ
Macbeth, Lady
   and compulsions because of guilt
Magdalene, Mary, Saint
   the story of
Magic
Magisterium of the Church
   rejecting, so as to endorse gay and lesbian lifestyles
   the risks of being disobedient to
Map, to Dr. Richmond’s office
Margaret Mary Alacoque, Saint
   and obedience
   Autobiography
   on making progress in prayer
Marijuana
   and the lack of a father
   and low self-esteem
   and New Age deceptions
   and politics
   and self-sabotage
   is for atheists
Marriage
   as an act of service, not a romantic fulfillment
   chastity in
   covenant ratified with “I DO”
   Jesus’ teachings about (from the visions of the Venerable Anne
      Catherine Emmerich)
   late in life
   mixed religions
   procreation in
   renouncing, for the sake of the kingdom of heaven
   sexuality in, after childbearing
   “unlawful”
Martyr
   definition of
Mary
   Blessed Virgin (see under Blessed Virgin)
   Magdalene
Masochism
   distinguished from humility
Masons (Freemasonry)
Mass
   explanation of
   obligation to attend
   why we attend
Masturbation
   as narcissism
   by children, stopping
   defined
   treatment for
Matthew
   5:28
   6:9-13
   6:31-33
   7:3
   7:12
   7:21
   18:9
   19:16-30; 25:14-30
   22:30
   22:34–40
   23:23–26
Meatless Fridays
Medications for depression and anxiety
Meditation
   Buddhist
   in contrast with an “act of God”
Medjugorje
Melodrama
Memorare (prayer)
Mental illness
Mental prayer
Mercy
   the Chaplet of the Divine
   for those in despair of their sins
   its meaning, and the refusal to accept it
   implications of begrudging it to others
Messalians
Michael, Saint, the Archangel
   prayer to
Miracles
   as God’s hand in nature
   Eucharistic
Miraculous Medal
Misogyny
Mistakes, fear of making
Mixed (religions )marriages
Modesty
   as a mental disorder?
   as respect for the body being a temple of the Holy Spirit
Molinos
Moral
   depravity
   discipline
   relativism
Morality
   not based in politics
Mormon
   baptism is not a Christian baptism
Mortal sin
Mortification
Mother
   the “career” of a
   the role of a
Mother Teresa
   Anyway
Motivation
Mystery
   of charity rasised to the level of the divine
   of Christ’s death
   of kenosis (emptying)
   of the sacraments
Mysteries
   Rosary
Mystic Phenomena
   confused with psychological wish fulfillment
   danger of infatuation with
Mysticism
   definition of
   guidelines to protect against abuses of
   leads to psychological insight

N
Nakedness of spirit
Narcissism
   as the basis for sexual sins
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Natural pleasure
New Age
   healing
   liberalism
Nice
   behavior, as a way of hiding sin
   being, is not being genuine
Nicene Creed
“Not knowing,” as cause for psychological fantasies
Novus Ordo
Numbers, divination, and magic

O
Obedience
   as an aspect of love
   as a call to charity and mercy
   denied by false mysticism
   flouting of, as the root of pedophilia
   in religious life, as the path to spiritual growth
   to the will of God
Obligation to attend Mass
OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
   Catholic treatment for
   confused with love for details
Occult
Offenses to chastity
“Offer it up!”
O Holy Spirit (prayer)
007 Mentality
Orgasm
Original Sin
Our Father (prayer)

P
Paganism
   definition
   New Age
   of contemporary culture
Panic
   as an aspect of spiritual pride
   as an opposition to humility
   how to stop panic and rage
   and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
Passive-aggressive
   definition
Parental love
Parents, honoring
Patience
   as a fruit of the Holy Spirit
   under persecution and trial
   when facing trauma
Payment
   for treatment
Paul, Saint
   and the body as temple of the Holy Spirit
   challenges to, in Corinth
   did not get PTSD because of life difficulties
   execution of
   and justification by faith
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Peace
   as a fruit of the Holy Spirit
   on earth
   psychological and spiritual
Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Pedophilia
   in the Church
Peer pressure
Pelagius
Pentecost
Perfect joy
   as described by St. Francis of Assisi
Perfection
   spiritual, depends on willingness to endure trials
   spiritual, why so few attain it
   the Way of
Persecution
   for living righteously in Christ
Perseverence
   to the end, in our baptismal promises
Personality disorders
   Catholic recommendations for the treatment of
Philippians
   2:3-4
   2:6-7
   3:18-19
Pius XII, pope
   re: Saint Goretti
Politics
   essentially anti-Christian
   philosophy of contrary to Christianity
Pornography
   and masturbation
   as an expression of hatred for authority
   as an expression of unconscious anger at the lack of one’s father
   defined psychologically
   defined theologically
   overcoming the desire for
   within marriage
Possession, demonic
Potter, Harry
Poverty
   not an obstacle to Christian education
Pragmatism
   as perverse social influence
Praising God
Prayer
   basis for emotional stability
   before eating
   constant
   improvised
   instruction about, by Saint John Vianney
   in tongues
   Jesus prayer
   learning
   Liturgy of the Hours
   veil, for women
   vocal and mental
Prayer Cards
   3 O’Clock Prayer
   Prayer for Stopping Smoking
Prayers
   3 O’Clock Prayer
   Angelus
   Anima Christi
   Ave Maria
   Blessing before eating
   Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
   for a dying person
   for Stopping Smoking
   Glory to the Father (Gloria Patri)
   Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)
   Hail Mary (Ave Maria)
   Jesus prayer
   Leonine prayers after Mass
   Litany of Humility
   Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin
   Memorare
   Our Father (Pater Noster)
   O Holy Spirit
   Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
   Prayer in sorrow for Abortion
   Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
   Regina Coeli
   Rosary, how to pray
   Salve Regina
   Sign of the Cross
   Soul of Christ (Anima Christi)
   Trisagion prayer
Praying in tongues
Precepts of the Church
Predestination
Presumption
Pride
   as an act of the self
   defined
   gay
   spiritual, hidden
Priests
   and homosexuality
   as symbolic fathers
   lacking in psychological training
   who take Christianity too lighty
Procrastination
   derives from failures of the father
   how to stop
Procreation
   within marriage
Prophecies of the End Times
Prostitution
   defined
Protest
   the futility of
Protestants
   the heresy of
   riddled with error
Psalm 127:1
Psychologist
   can be useful to help you see your blind spots
Psychology
   humanistic, and its destructive force within the Church
   and spirituality
Psychological
   conflicts that prevent you from doing what Christ told us all to do
   defenses, as illusions
   defenses, cured by surrender to Christ
   effects sought by false mystics
   healing
   training, lacking in the priesthood
Purgatory
   and divine justice
   as preparation for heaven
   distinguished from hell
   where sins are paid for
Purification
   as a matter of personal responsibility
   as the soul’s desire
Purity
   of heart and love, depends on humble obedience

Q
Quietism
   leads to false obedience
   leads to offenses to morality

R
Rage
Rape
   culpability for
   defined
Raymond of Penyafort, Saint
   re: Christian complacency
Real Presence
   of Christ in the Eucharist
Real, The
   the realm of trauma
Reconciliation
   defined, in relation to forgiveness
Redemption
   as an example to us
   distinguished from salvation
Regina Caeli
   said during the Pascal Season
Reiki
Rejection by God, feelings of
Relaxation recordings
Religion
   distinguished from spirituality
Religions
   all the same?
Religious
   education in the hands of dissenters from the true faith
Repentance
   and sin
   as described in St. Clement’s letter to the Corinthians
   makes the difference between Purgatory and Hell
Repetition, fear, and encounter in the healing process
Reprobation
Resentment
   carrying
   clinging to, as an identity
   and evil
   and family dysfunction
   hiding
   at parents
   and victimization
Resistance to authority, as a spiritual problem
Responsibility
   distinguished from blaming others
Resurrection
   as proof of love
   and Mary Magdalene
Revenge
Rita, Saint
   chaplet of
Rituals, liturgical
Rogers, Carl
   and the destruction of religious orders with humanistic psychology
Romans
   6:3-4
Romantic
   fulfillment
   love
   relationships
Rosary
   as part of prayer life
   coping with distractions and mental “wanderings”
   how to pray: procedure, prayers, and Biblical references
Rose of Lima, Saint
Rubrics, disregard for
Rules, the reason for

S
Sacrament
   definition
Sacramental
   definition
Sacramental grace
Sacraments
   seven
Sacred Heart of Jesus
   act of reparation to, on First Fridays
Sacrifice
   as love
   Christ’s, as our redemption
   of everything, as the price for salvation
   for the sake of others, as an aspect of prayer
Sacrilege
   definition
Saints
   honored, not worshipped
Salvation
   as personal choice
   distinguished from redemption
   “guaranteed”
   outside the Church
Salve Regina
   as part of the Leonine prayers
Sanctification
Same-sex Attraction
   in adults
   in children
Satan
   and evil
   the personal battle against
   tested Job
Sayings of Light and Love
   No. 102
   No. 103
Scorn
   for oneself
   of creatures
Scruples
Scrutiny
   as the process of self-examination
   as the path to humility
Seasons, liturgical
Seduction
Seeking the cross as the path to divine Glory
Self-abandonment
Self-blame
Self-condemnation
Self-control
   as a fruit of the Holy Spirit
Self-denial
Self-destructive and self-sabotaging behavior
Self-esteem, low
Self-examination
Self-hate
Self-interest
Self-love
   as a good
   as narcissism
Self-mutilation
Self-punishment
Self-sabotage
   as an aspect of depression
   as an aspect of fear
   as a way to get revenge on others
   and scruples
Sending yourself to hell
   anxiety of
   as an aspect of depression
   as an aspect of low self-esteem
Sensory satisfaction
Separation
   from God, as blindness and illusions
   marital
Service
   and fear of God
   to God
   to God, as the basis for marriage
Seven
   capital (deadly) sins
   Sacraments
Sex
   as “natural”
   for procreation or self-fulfillment?
   in marriage after childbearing years
   is not love
   object, being treated as a
   outside of marriage
Sexual
   abuse, by priests
   abuse, in childhood
   abuse, in childhood, suspicion of
   addiction
   feelings during prayer
   morality
   pleasure
   pleasure is psychologically based in infantile fantasies
   sins, as an offense against the body, the Temple of the Holy Spirit
   sins, as narcissism
Sexuality
   as an illusion to hide psychological brokenness
   has no place in the kingdom of heaven
   within marriage
Shamanism
Shame
   as a contradiction to gentleness
Shekinah
Sign of the Cross
Sin
   “abandoned” soul exempt from
   against the Holy Spirit
   as basis for seeking sensory, psychological “mystic” satisfaction
   as failure to trust in God
   as punishment for sin
   as separation from God
   avoiding social criticism for, through political advocacy
   condoning
   feeling pain and sadness of
   hiding from
   in our own hearts, shown to us through Christ’s redemption
   license to
   mortal
   lost in
   Original
   sorrow for
   repeated impulses to
   transmitted as if by infection from pagan culture
   unconscious
   unforgivable
   venial
   woundedness and guilt
Sins
   the seven capital (deadly)
Single life, and chastity
Smoking
   stopping, prayers for
Snatched by demons
Social Justice
   and political activism
   in contrast to an “act of God”
Sorrow
   as motive to turn from sin
   distinguished from guilt
   for seeing God offended
Soul(s)
   “abandoned”
   gullible
   in pain
   led to mental prayer by vocal prayer
   lost
   love for God
   many go to hell because they have no one to pray for them
   ruin of, sought by Satan (in prayer to Saint Michael)
   struggling through darkness
   that spurns chastity
Soul of Christ (Anima Christi)
Special
   being, in the eyes of parents and God
Spiritism
Spirits, evil
Spiritual
   “Baptism”, as a heretical concept
   battle
   blindness
   Dark Ages
   directors, preferred qualities
   fruits
   pride, hidden
   progress, lack of in some persons
   ruin, impossible to see the danger when caught in illusions of the world
Spirituality
   distinguished from religion
   mystic, guidelines for
Sports
   as an obstacle to psychological healing
   as contrary to Christian faith
SSPX
Stations of the Cross, and 3 O’Clock Prayer
Sterility
Suffering
   as a path to accept divine Will
   as sacrifice
   as the path to attain spiritual perfection
   as the price at which souls are bought
   of Job
Suicide
   as an expression of anger at God
   as a veiled form of blaming others
Suing
   the Church for victimization, as contrary to Christian faith
Superstition
   as opposed to genuine devotion
Superstitious fear
Sweet and satisfying paths
Sweetness to fill our emptiness and craving for true spirituality
Symbolic realm of language, in healing from trauma
Symptom, definition of

T
Taigi, Blessed Anna Maria
Talents
   burying
   loss of through fear
   developed through a father’s guidance
Tattoos
   an offense to the body as a temple of the Holy Spirit
   to be repented in shame as a condition for living a holy life
   why tattoos are sinful marks
Temperaments
Temptation
Temptations
Teresa of Avila, Saint
   and illuminists
   Interior Castle
   problems with spiritual directors
   psychological insight of
   sorrow for sin
   vision of hell
   vocal prayer and mental prayer
   The Way of Perfection
Terrorism
Theophilus, Saint
   re: spiritual blindness
Thérèse of Lisieux, Saint
   re: love
1 Thessalonians 2:13
Thomas à Kempis
   Imitation of Christ, recommended edition
   Imitation of Christ, Bk 1, Ch 11: “Of Finding Peace
      and Making Spiritual Progress”

   Imitation of Christ, Bk 1, Ch 22: “Of Human Misery”
   Imitation of Christ, Bk 1, Ch 23: “Of Thinking about Death”
   Imitation of Christ, Bk 2, Ch 9: “Of Emptiness”
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
   definition of love
Thorn in the flesh
   of abortion
   Saint Paul’s
2 Timothy 3:14-15; 4:3-5
Tradition
Traditional Mass
Trauma
   and disasters, psychological healing from
Tolkien
Tongues
   infantile regression of praying in
   speaking in
Treatment
   affordability
   goal of
   requirements
Trial marriages
Tribulations
   as a test for strengthening of the soul
   and graces resulting from them
Trinity, the
   and Faith
   discussed in a letter by Saint Athanasius
Trisagion prayer
True love
   defined
Trust in God
   defined
   as heartfelt love
   the failure to, is sin
   the need to, despite failures of priests and bishops
   obstructed by fear
   and spiritual healing
   undermined by the social desire for happiness
   as way to find true psychological and spiritual peace
Truth
   found only in the Catholic Church
   of the Church found in love: the Resurrection and the Eucharist

U
Unbaptized
   infants who die, the fate of
Unconscious
   anger at a father
   anger, defined
   blocks to prayer
   collusion with the devil
   conflicts and fears, encountered in treatment
Unforgivable sin
Unknown, the

V
Veil
   chapel
   the desire to see behind the
Venial sin
Vianney, Saint John Mary
Victim
   definition of
Victimization
   and child abuse
   and protest
   clinging to an attitude of, as contrary to Christian faith
   healing from
Virginity
Vocal prayer
Voting, in civil elections
Vows
   baptismal
   the nature of

W
Way of Perfection
Weight loss
   through faith and prayer
Wicca
Wicked
   the fate of the
Will
   Blessed Virgin’s, surrendered to God’s will
   free, and sorrow for sin, as basis for love
   free, as basis for true love
   of God, humble obedience to
   to be changed, as necessary for working of Sacramental grace
Wisdom 1:12-16
Witnessing the faith
Women
   as glory of men
   as sex objects
   head covering during prayer
Worship
   distinguished from respect
   distinguished from spirituality
Woundedness, guilt, and sin

X
[not yet used]

Y
Yoga

Z
Zorba the Greek

                                                                                                                       

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