About Dr. Jay Boyd, PhD

Dr. Jay Boyd earned her doctorate in psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1989. She was received into the Catholic Church in 2002. Her blog, “Philothea on Phire”, features many posts on the liturgy, NFP, and other topics. She is the author of two books: "Natural Family Planning: Trojan Horse in the Catholic Bedroom?" and "Zeal for Thy House: Suffering Through Mass."

Catholic Identity: More than the Tip of the Iceberg

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It is becoming more and more difficult to deny that there is a crisis in the Church. Statistics are available that show a decline in the Church in practically every measurable way, from Sunday Mass attendance, to priestly and religious … [Read more...]

The Problem with “A Personal Relationship with Jesus”

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... a baptized, confirmed Catholic who faithfully partakes of the sacraments of reconciliation and Holy Communion in the manner prescribed by the Church certainly has a “personal relationship” with Jesus, whether or not he or she uses … [Read more...]

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