As the global pandemic sets in, the weight of social isolation becomes heavier. How do we keep this up? Concern about mental health is as real as people's physical health. With the help of Dr. Peter Doherty, psychology professor at St. Mary's University, we ask how faith can help us thrive in the midst of isolation and offer hope for a hurting world.
The world is gripped by a pandemic the scale of which has not been seen for 100 years. How do we begin to make sense of what is happening the world right now? This episode seeks a way in which faith can help bring a hopeful perspective in the midst of the current chaos and confusion.
At least 1 out of 5 Canadians struggle with mental health issues. If this was any other disease it would be called an epidemic. This podcast weaves together the thoughts of three speakers who led a recent workshop series sponsored by the Catholic diocese of Calgary and St. Mary's University. They were asked how faith can make any difference in a person's life who is struggling with mental illness. Each of them responded from their different perspectives as psychology professor, social work researcher, and priest.
A recent study by Notre Dame university showed that the perception of religion being in conflict with science was the second leading reason why young adults in North America were leaving churches. This podcast seeks to reconcile the conflict between science and religion with the help of an astrophysicist from Princeton University who became a Jesuit priest.