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Being Human

Dec 20, 2022

Welcome to Episode 105 of the Being Human Podcast: How to Build a Healthy, Holy Family, w/ Dr. Gregory Popcak

Dr. Greg welcomes fellow colleague Dr. Gregory Popcak to the show to break open exactly what is meant by the phrase “domestic church,” why it’s important for families to see themselves as one, and how implementing a “liturgy of family life” is a path towards creating healthy and holy families. 

Discussed in this episode:

  • Introducing Dr. Gregory Popcak, the Pastoral Solutions Institute, and the CatholicHOM app; 
  • Common misconceptions of what is required to be a “good Catholic family”;
  • Definition of the term “domestic church” and exploration of how families can live out a domestic spirituality;  
  • The implications of the family being instituted by God rather than invented by man;  
  • The single most important ministry that married Catholics can engage in;
  • How family life is meant as a channel of grace through which personal and global healing can be found; 
  • Exploration of the three building blocks of the “liturgy of domestic church life”;
  • The importance of showing affection, and how attachment wounds can prevent parents from doing so; 
  • The power of family rituals in transmitting faith and values to children;
  • How living a liturgy of domestic church life is possible for all families, whether intact, adoptive, divorced, single parent, grandparent, or foster family; 
  • The importance of the quality of conversations with family members;
  • A discipline approach that helps children know how to make good decisions and seek help when needed without parents giving up authority;

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