Posts From Fr Richard Heilman

Twelve Things to Remember If You Keep Falling Into the Same Sin

Great article from Fr. Longenecker … One of the things that gets people down the most when they are really trying to make spiritual progress is when they keep falling

The Brain Science Behind Hunger and Satiation.

Today will be a day to turn away if you really do not like to read about the science behind something. For the rest of us, I will be going

Welcome to the Other Half of Health and Wellness: Nutrition.

Among all those special offers that will be mailed to you at the start of any new year will be gym subscriptions and the endless plethora of “new science based

Dealing with Smoking Cravings

Will power alone is usually not enough to beat the daily (and nightly) cravings of any addiction and the addiction to nicotine is no exception. Some people use nicotine patches

The Importance of Fiber

Fiber is the general term for those parts of plant food that we cannot digest. It is not found in meat or dairy products. Fiber promotes intestinal health, bowel regularity,

Vitamin A

The vitamin A that comes from animal sources is fat-soluble, and in the form of retinoic acid, retinal and retinol. Because these retinoids are very bioavailable and stored in our

Semper Fi

Latin for “always faithful,” Semper Fidelis (shortened to Semper Fi) became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each

Drive to Strive

I was a kid in the 1960s, or as we like to refer to it in Wisconsin: “The Lombardi Era.” Inspired by Coach Vince Lombardi and the many titles his

Recon

Any combat training and tactical planning begins with a process of intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination. Recon (reconnaissance) is a military term used to determine the enemy force’s disposition and

Pope John Paul II’s Master Plan

Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade in 1095 with the primary goal of the Christian re-conquest of the sacred city of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. So great was