Author Archives: Fr. Charles Sikorsky, LC

About Fr. Charles Sikorsky, LC

President, Institute for the Psychological Sciences Fr. Charles came to the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in 2007, after finishing his Licentiate in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. His thesis focused on various issues relating to the legal compatibility of the observance of Canon Law and Ex Corde Ecclesiae by Catholic universities in the United States of America. He also has degrees in philosophy and theology from the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Atheneum. A native of Baltimore, MD, Fr. Charles graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he founded Law Students for Life. He received a B.A. in political economy from The Johns Hopkins University where he also played college basketball. He is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, MD, where he played on the 1981-82 National Championship high school basketball team. He practiced law for two years before joining the Legionaries of Christ in 1992. He did a four year apostolic internship in South America, working in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. He also spent nine years in Rome for study and ministry. He was ordained a priest in 2002. The Institute for the Psychological Sciences is a Catholic graduate school of Psychology in Arlington, VA, offering Master’s and Doctoral degrees in psychology. The mission of the Institute is to harmonize the science of psychology with the Christian vision of the person and his or her dignity. Its programs enable graduates to grasp all the complexities of the human person, including the transcendent, spiritual and moral dimensions, so that they can help their patients to flourish as individuals created and loved by God.

Praying for you

Hello from Rome! I am finishing up a grace-filled week in Rome where I was able to spend time with some good friends and a group from Regent’s University. We visited many sights which helped us strengthen our faith in … Continue reading

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The Growing Assault of Pornography on Human Dignity

In his Letter to Families, Blessed John Paul II stated that “We are facing an immense threat to life: not only to the life of individuals but also to that of civilization itself…. Why is this happening? The reason is … Continue reading

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Down in the dumps, let Mary help!

“Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your … Continue reading

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The Humble Heart of Christ

“Whoever would be great among you must be your servant.” Mt. 20:26 Humility is an often misunderstood virtue. True humility involves two things: (1) recognizing the truth about ourselves and the world and living the truth in our relationship with … Continue reading

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Learn from the one who is meek and humble of heart

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. … Continue reading

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Past and Future

“Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.”  (St. Francis de Sales) I just have to share this short quote with you from St. Frances de Sales.  One of the biggest battles many of us have in our … Continue reading

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Experience God in the desert

I wish you all a blessed Lent. Below are some words from Pope Benedict’s Ash Wednesday address. He describes the 40 days of Lent as an experience of a desert in which we can experience God and His love in … Continue reading

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The Pope’s 3 wishes for Christmas

Hope all is well. Last week, before lighting what is believed to be the world’s largest Christmas tree in Gubbio Italy, Pope Benedict listed his 3 Christmas wishes for this year. I think they can be a help to each … Continue reading

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Christ is praying for me….today!

It is often comforting to know that someone is praying for us.  How much more comforting to know that Our Lord stands before God interceding for us?   The Pope recently mentioned that today, and every day, Christ is doing just … Continue reading

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Pope: “Prayer requires trust, tenacity and gift of self”

Hope the following can help you in your prayer….. “Prayer requires trust, nearness, almost a hand-to-hand contact that is symbolic not of a God who is an enemy, an adversary, but a Lord of blessing who always remains mysterious, who … Continue reading

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