Dorothy Kardas is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a Doctor of Theology, and is the author of the following Catholic/Christian books:
"The Gaping Door: The Search for Truth and Love", which is an earnest attempt to show the path to Truth and Love by integrating the unchangeable truths of "Revealed Theology," and the specific ways in ensuring greater authenticity in our lives, as well as, fuller existential participation in the process of personal deification and eternal communion with God;
"Voice of Thunder: Footsteps to Light"; Voice of Thunder - meaning Voice of Divine Truth, both the poetic and essayistic parts are entirely based on divinely revealed Catholic Doctrine; and
"Divine Gage" - A Collection of Christian poetry, as well as, theological/philosophical statements.
Dr. Kardas' clinical work in the mid-west and on the east coast state mental hospitals involved both adolescent and adult populations, predominantly with individuals who had schizophrenic and other psychotic disturbances. Her doctoral dissertation entitled "The Systemic/Cybernetic Perspective on Etiologic and Treatments Analyses of Schizophrenia" was rated superior by the graduate project committee members, and also internationally esteemed by psychiatric colleagues in Switzerland.
The author also received her Doctor of Theology with highest honors and praise from the University's Dean for her superior research skills; documentation proficiency; articulate, eloquent rhetorical technique and masterful attention to detail. More specifically, Dr. Kardas' interests in theology are Catholic Mysticism and Scholastic Theology.
For over a decade, Dr. Kardas' poetry has been featured on numerous poetry sites such as Christian Poetry where before their closing she had over 62,000 visitors reading and commenting on her poetic works. Many other sites and interesting information can be found on the GOOGLE search engine. This author's poetry has been published in a large number of U.S. and international anthologies, and has over the years received numerous awards, including "Editor's Choice Awards". A large number of her poems have been selected for professional recordings on audio presentations and series of poetry set to music CDs, and several other poems were used for song lyrics in Gospel and religious music albums (America, Glory, Sing Noel). Since 2001 -2007 the author's poetry has been featured annually in international anthologies "The Best Poems and Poets of..." and also in the international anthologies of "Who is Who in Poetry."
Dr. Kardas is pro-life advocate and supports the local and national chapters of pro-life agencies (e.g. Pro-Life Pregnancy Care Centers, American Life League, The National Pro-Life Foundation, National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill, Republican National Coalition for Life, Human Life International, Pro-Life Perspective, The National Pro-life Registry, National Pro-Life Alliance, National Right to Life [NRL], Right to Life, Pro-Life Action League, Associate of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Pro-Life Honor Roll-People of Life, Catholics United for Life, The Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Susan B. Anthony Foundation, Pro-Life America, Sisters and Priests for Life, and the co-founder with Carolyn K. Johnson of the Shrine of the Holy Innocents at All Saints Parish).
Religious Affiliations: Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. James Church, All Saints Church, Sacred Hearts Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Perpetual Member of The Association of Marian Helpers; Founding Member of the Divine Mercy Memorial Hall at the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Eden Hill Stockbridge, MA; Founding contributor of The Mother of God Outdoor Shrine at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA; contributor to the Memorial Tribute - Perpetually Lit Candle inscribed Plaque for the Unborn at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe; World Apostolate of Fatima, U.S.A. - The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima; Trinity Missions; Salesian Missions; South American Missions: Food for the poor; EWTN - Eternal Word Television Network; St. Michael The Archangel Perpetual Rosary and novenas for the unborn; St. Michael Prayer Campaign to end abortion; The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy; The Catholic Net; The National Catholic Register; Petition Against Abortion at Petition Spot; AUL Action Project; Take Action Against Congress Action Center; Support the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA); keep tax payers dollars out of Planned Parenthood (America's number 1 abortion provider); Say NO to U.S. tax dollars paying for forced abortions in China; Catholic Culture 30 Day Perpetual Rosary for Life so that it may be animated by an authentic perception of the Good, leading also to oppose intrinsic evils such as abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, human cloning, surrogate "mothering," same sex marriage, and keeping abortion as well as contraceptives OUT of Health Care.
The Executive and Professional Women at Cambridge have acknowledged and recorded the prodigious accomplishments of Dr. Dorothy Kardas, Psy.D. Th.D. for the years 2009-2010.