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We’re all familiar with Jesus saying in the Scriptures that it's more blessed to give than to receive. But, how many of us actually believe it? Too many of us, afraid of being doormats, pull back and would rather not be a giver. It’s understandable because of the many users out there who have hurt us and we don’t want to enable them to use us. So what is Jesus referring to?read more
For many people the holidays are a mixed blessing. Visiting family has its upside but can also be a source of grave tensions. This year may be particularly challenging with all of the emotions connected to the recent presidential election. No matter which candidate you supported and voted for, contemplating the Thanksgiving table may fill you with some trepidation. Here are some tips that may...read more
Listen to audio podcast of Allison Ricciardi, LMHC on Relevant Radio's "On Call with Wendy Wiese" on how to show love and mercy to our family members and neighbors without provoking even more division and hatred.read more
It’s time for all of us to join forces and pray for our nation and pray grace into our new President! The nation-wide prayer campaign – Novena for Our Nation – begins November 28th, the Feast of Saint Catherine Labouré (who received the apparition of the Miraculous Medal), and goes until January 20th, the Presidential Inauguration. “Draw your strength from the Lord and His...read more
It seems everyone is angry about something these days. Perhaps you feel as if you’re constantly angry. The anger could be from some problem in our society, or a political result, or a personal situation or with a friend, family member or a co-worker. Anger is seen by most people as something to avoid and as something dangerous and detrimental. As Catholics, we are taught that one of the seven...read more
Imagine if you slipped into a coma when you were 13 years old. When you’re 40 you wake up, defying all medical odds and explanations. A miracle, for sure! No one can deny that. And yet, instead of being happy, you start to fall into a depression. So much has changed. Your friends have grown up and had families of their own. Your parents have aged or passed onto eternity. And your siblings are...read more
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Listen to this audio podcast of Allison Ricciardi, LMHC on Relevant Radio's "The Drew Mariani Show". According to recent statistics, millions of women have been victims of sexual assault. However, sexual harassment and sexual assault are much more than a collection of statistics.read more
O Virgin of Guadalupe, we turn to you in this urgent hour of our great need. Evil forces threaten our nation From without and from within. Pray for us, dear Mother… Show the mighty power God has entrusted to you To crush the head of the serpent. In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, Destroy the plans of the enemy against America. Deliver us from unscrupulous leaders Who seek to undermine...read more
Allison Ricciardi, LMHC on Relevant Radio’s ‘On Call With Wendy Wiese’ on the Topic: Emotional Profile of an Atheist – Before and After Conversion. Conversions from atheism to the Christian faith requires internalization of a new belief system and the progression is frequently gradual and complex. The factors that lead to faith are often diverse. What happens in the...read more
That’s an interesting question. The answer probably seems obvious. Virtue wins all the time, right? I would think that but clearly God doesn’t seem to think so. Consider this. A man who lusted after a woman, finally has his way with her. She finds herself pregnant. Panicked, he makes a critical decision…he has her husband (a loyal friend of his) killed and the problem goes away. Another man, a...read more
I spent some time on the beach the other day, soaking in the last rays of summer. I noticed a plane soaring through the cloudless, azure sky. I watched as it got smaller and smaller before completely disappearing into the blue. I thought about the fact that at that moment what I saw go by was probably around 200 people having drinks, eating snacks, having conversations, or napping. A movie...read more