Evaluation of Accusations Against Priests and Religious

We have extensive experience in evaluating accusations against priests, causes of false accusations and in assisting priests in addressing conflicts in those to whom they minister.

The Justice for Priests new publication to help accused priests is an excellent resource.

Manual of Self Defense

Evaluation of Conflicts in Self-Giving

The benefits of Courage participation for those with same sex attractions

Courage, an apostolate of the Catholic Church, ministers to those with same-sex attractions and their loved ones.  Courage has been endorsed by the Pontifical Council of the Family.  Blessed John Paul II said of its ministry, "COURAGE is doing the work of God!"  An outreach program, EnCourage, is available to assist relatives and friends of persons with same-sex attractions.

A research study of those with same sex attraction (SSA) who participate in Courage vs. a control group revealed that:

  • those with SSA had more psychopathology than the control group;
  • an increased rate of chastity is negatively correlated with psychopathology;
  • an increased rate of chastity is positively correlated with happiness;
  • greater religious participation is positively correlated to happiness;
  • the time in courage is positively correlated with a history of of increased religious participation;
  • extended participation in Courage is positively correlated with chastity.

Dr. Steve Harris' doctoral dissertation, 2009, Mental Health, Chastity and Religious Participation in a Population of Same-Sex Attracted Men.

Our mission is to strengthen Catholic marriages and families by educating spouses, marital therapists and clergy about common causes of conflicts in marital self-giving and effective approaches to alleviating such conflicts. 

Our mission is to strengthen families by educating parents about common causes of emotional and behavioral conflicts in children and by providing effective approaches to alleviating such conflicts. 

Dr. Fitzgibbons has coauthored the second edition of a textbook on the treatment on excessive anger in adult and child psychiatric disorders in the field of positive psychology for American Psychological Association Books, Forgiveness Therapy: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope.