Interior Integration for Catholics

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St. Dismas, "the Good Thief," through word and deed shows us an amazing example of how to work through shame and turn a horrible, shaming experience to our advantage. Join us for a deep dive into Dismas' heart, mind and body and understand his crucifixion in an entirely new way.

Show Notes

  1. Intro: Welcome to the podcast Coronavirus Crisis: Carpe Diem!, where by God’s grace, you and I rise up and embrace the possibilities and opportunities for spiritual and psychological growth right now, in these days, all grounded in a Catholic worldview.   This podcast is about transformation -- a radical transformation of self, overcoming anything that gets in the way of us loving God our Father and Mary our Mother with the trust and dependence of a little child.  This podcast is all about real love in real relationships and it's messy.   I’m clinical psychologist Peter Malinoski and I am here with you, to be your host and guide.  This podcast is part of Souls and Hearts, our online outreach at, which is all about shoring up our natural foundation for the Catholic spiritual life, all about overcoming psychological obstacles to being loved and to loving God and neighbor -- This is episode 48, released on December 28, 2020
    1. and it is titled: Shame and Repentance: St. Dismas
    1. it is the 12th episode in our series on shame.  

    1. Thank you for being here with me. 

    1. This episode stands alone
    1. Episodes 37, 38 and 39 lay out the conceptual foundations on shame
    1. Two episode we discussed how shame can lead to tragedy in the story of Judas Iscariot, and last episode, we looked at shame and redemption in the story of St. Peter 

    1. Continuing to illustrate shame and related concepts with stories
      1. Now we are going to look at an story of intense shame and repentance.  
        1. The story of the St. Dismas -- aka the "good thief" crucified at Jesus right hand
        2. Really going to look inside of the mind, heart, body and soul today of St. Dismas in his passion
        3. Really focus on understanding what happened in his life
          1. Understanding him in terms of his parts -- his different modes of operating, or his subpersonalities.
          1. Making sense of his decisions, his choices

      1. In our suffering, we can learn from St. Dismas.  
        1. An incredibly hopeful story
        2. A story that offers us so much more than immediately meets the eye in the few verses devoted to him in the Gospels. 

What is Interior Integration for Catholics?

In the Resilient Catholics podcast, together, we seek fundamental transformation in our lives through human formation. We look for God's providence in all that happens to us, in accord with Romans 8:28, grounded in an authentic Catholic worldview. Join us as we sail through uncharted waters, seizing the opportunities for psychological and spiritual growth and increasing resilience in the natural and spiritual realms. With a clear takeaway message and one action in each weekly episode, you can move from dreading what is happening to you to rising above it. Join us on Mondays for new episodes. You can also join our online community around this podcast at