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Melancholic Temperaments, Desires versus Temptations and Discerning God’s Will

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Description: Today, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer your questions about melancholic temperaments, desires versus temptations, and discerning God's will. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can someone keep a melancholic, emotional temperament under control? What is wrong with the Buddhist practice of “mindfulness” popularized by Jon Kabat-Zinn? What... Read More

Prayer

Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering

Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.” – St. Faustina   God... Read More

The Virgin Mary’s Crown of Humility

The Virgin Mary’s Crown of Humility Humility brought about the triumph of Jesus and so must also be the cause of Mary’s glory. She was exalted because of her humility, and in the following manner. We recall that it belongs to the humble... Read More

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Presence of God – O most Blessed Virgin Mary, assumed into heaven, I beg you to purify my senses so that I may begin to enjoy God even while I am on earth. MEDITATION The Blessed... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

How Can the World News Affect Our Lives? – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: How can the world news affect our lives? How does one determine if he or she is experiencing spiritual aridity? Today, Dan and Melissa answer these... Read More

Prayer, Theological Virtues, and Spiritual Aridity – Part II

Today, in part two of a special two-part interview Dan speaks with Fr. Jacques Philippe about establishing a successful prayer life and entering into contemplation. Topics/Questions... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

The Mystery of Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly... Read More

Resisting Temptations

Resisting Temptations Some persons, much subject to temptations, lament the time they spend in resisting them. “I cannot,” they say, “preserve recollection.... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

Therese of Lisieux: Brevity of Life, Glory of Heaven, Beauty of Suffering

The Brevity of Life, the Glory of Heaven, and the Beauty of Suffering How... Read More

4 Ways to Increase Patience

4 Ways to Increase Patience Patience is so important that Jesus Christ,... Read More

The Seven Deadly Sins Part 2 – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: If we find ourselves under the influence of one or many of... Read More

The Seven Deadly Sins Part 1: A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin

Description: Which sins are the most detrimental to our relationship with... Read More

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Book Club

Serving God as Both Martha AND Mary

Serving God as Both Martha AND Mary The Lord (Week 9 of 23) Martha's work is balanced... Read More

The Never-Ending Process of Spiritual Growth

The Process of Spiritual Growth The Lord (Week 8 of 23) He who had lived in darkness... Read More

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