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Christian Hope in Focus at Catholic Psychology Graduate Program

Institute for Psychological Sciences (IPS) President Fr. Charles Sikorsky spoke on Guadalupe Radio recently about how the institution is bringing hope to the world today.

To illustrate the importance of Christian hope, IPS chose the theme “Hope: A Bridge Beyond” for its 2013-2014 interdisciplinary lecture series, which will kick off on Sept. 19 and is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested.

In an interview on Guadalupe Radio’s “Building the Kingdom” program, Fr. Sikorsky said that IPS harmonizes modern psychology with a Christian view of the person and with Christian morality. He argued that, although he supports the science of psychology, “it needs to be baptized… to really help people overcome their difficulties.”

Fr. Sikorsky explained that psychologists trained with a secular background can do greater harm than good” because they risk disregarding the moral aspects involved in issues like abortion, pornography, depression and gender confusion.

"We're providing a response in a very positive way, a very joyful way, a very Catholic way, the proper solution that people need based on the truth and the dignity of the human person," said Fr. Sikorsky.

“The world seems so topsy-turvy these days,” he continued. “Hope is something that we really need to shout from the rooftops.”

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