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Believing myths about money and debt can mess you up

Published: April 8, 2021   

Dear Dave, In your mind, what are some of the biggest mental and emotional obstacles preventing people from addressing their financial problems? Roger   Dear Roger, This is a great question! There are always circumstances beyond our control... More 

Learning to listen as God listens

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: April 8, 2021   

In the popular television show “Frasier,” now seen only in reruns and streaming, a therapist moves from Boston to Seattle and becomes a radio personality. His clients/patients call in to the show for advice on all manner of things. Frasier... More 

Through life’s changes, God is still there

By Laritza Chena, Published: March 29, 2021   

For the longest time, I thought because I went to Mass every weekend and youth group every Wednesday, that meant I had a strong relationship with God. In my mind, God and I were best friends because he knew who I was and I knew who he was.  But... More 

Teaching about money a good way to raise great adults

Published: March 25, 2021   

Dear Dave, Why do you seem to put so much emphasis on teaching young children about money? Isn’t there time for that later when they’re older? Cyndi Dear Cyndi, I firmly believe that one of the best ways you can make sure your kids are... More 

Hybrids: How to calculate value of investment

Published: March 11, 2021   

Dear Dave, Do you think I should get a new hybrid car to save money on gas? A lot of my friends have done this, and with the rise in gas and oil prices lately, they’re telling me I should, too. According to them, I’ll save a ton of money,... More 

Nurture an Awareness of God’s Presence

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: March 11, 2021   

The first time I ever met with a spiritual director, she posed a two-part question: In what circumstances do you most often find yourself aware of God’s presence? Or, even aware of your need for God’s presence? I’ve discovered that spirituality,... More 

Women bring growth, gifts to universal Church

By Madeline Kennedy, Published: February 26, 2021   

During this day and age, many perceive leadership roles in the Catholic Church as only being available to men. However, if we look back at Scripture, along with the teachings of the saints, we will see that women have and continue to make significant... More 

You must make a budget plan for future purchases

Published: February 25, 2021   

Dear Dave, How far in advance do you recommend figuring future purchases into your budget? Robbie Dear Robbie, I recommend starting to put money aside and including it in your budget as soon as you know the need for an item is a real possibility.... More 

Overcoming fear: Loving my gay son as Jesus does

Published: February 12, 2021   

I am a mother of a son who has a same-sex attraction and is practicing and promoting homosexuality. He told me he was “gay” when he was in high school. My initial reaction was not so much shock as it was fear: for his future, health and... More 

Take on the same attitude as Christ Jesus

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: February 11, 2021   

On a recent visit to my niece’s home, her 2-year-old son became fussy and disgruntled. After several attempts to calm him down, my niece looked him straight in his eyes and said very calmly, “Thomas, I think it’s time you go to your... More