William Van Ornum is professor of psychology at Marist College and director of research and development/grants at American Mental Health Foundation in New York City. He studied theology and scripture at DePaul University.
Politics & Society In All ThingsWilliam Van OrnumAugust 13, 2015
We might hope that in tandem with the pope’s recognition of the horrors of the first two atomic bombs, there is a concurrent abhorrence of tens of millions of human souls brutalized and murdered by four totalitarian political regimes.
In All ThingsWilliam Van OrnumAugust 11, 2015
During my pilgrimage I wanted to learn and discover more about God.
In All ThingsWilliam Van OrnumJune 09, 2013
A recent study by the Rev Francis Perry Azah nbsp a priest from Ghana and a doctoral-level pastoral counselor offers a clear and wide-ranging view into situations of child abuse in Ghana Titled nbsp Wholeness of the Abused Children and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A Psycho-Pastoral Perspectiv
In All ThingsWilliam Van OrnumDecember 18, 2012
nbsp Before seeing the movie quot Flight quot the last time I saw Fordham grad and benefactor Denzel Washington was in the movie quot Elie quot He had just relinquished his license to kill and at death rsquo s door had a religious experience worthy of any of the saints So it was jarring to
In All ThingsWilliam Van OrnumNovember 08, 2012
The Museum of Biblical Art nbsp in NYC creates an environment that encourages interfaith dialog on the history meaning and functions of biblical art Founding Director Dr Ena Heller saw its purpose as putting scripture back into culture since so much of our culture is informed nurtured an
In All ThingsWilliam Van OrnumJuly 26, 2012
From the London Tablet July 22 2012 The death of Eva Rausing the wife of billionaire Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing has grabbed the headlines in the same way as the tragedies of singers Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston People are both horrified and fascinated to learn that rich often t
The Good WordWilliam Van OrnumJune 29, 2012
Why study the Psalms Henry Wansbrough notes the following Compellingly they were used by Jesus in addressing his Father Martin Luther noted that the entire Bible is contained in the Psalms rdquo The Psalms put our inchoate longings or as St Paul would say groanings into words Wordsworth
In All ThingsWilliam Van OrnumApril 17, 2012
The American Psychological Association has over 50 divisions including interests such as teaching of psychology psychotherapy psychological testing neuropsychology psychology of peace and many other interesting areas Recently Division 36 mdash Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spiritua
In All ThingsWilliam Van OrnumFebruary 14, 2012
One of the great things about teaching is learning from students hearing about their adventures and quests into the wider world and perhaps most importantly sharing their sense of helping others and working to make the world a better place One of the students in my Fall 2011 Psychological Testing