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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 How Can the World News Affect Our Lives?answer these question as they discuss an e-mail from a listener.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Could overconsumption of news be considered sinful?
  • Why is it detrimental for faithful Catholics to focus incessantly on the problems within the Church? How does the account of Jesus rebuking the disciples for waking Him in the boat during a storm apply to this situation?
  • What does it mean to “practice the presence of God”?
  • What causes aridity?
  • How does one know if he or she is transitioning from one level of prayer to another?
  • What is the prayer of silence or quiet?

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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.

Every week, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.


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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Kolly Kibber

    Hmmmm. Total Reality is not easy to sense, let alone grasp.
    Our eyes are attracted to bright pictures and our ears to loud noises. Those who need our attention know this and provide more. We become addicted to those with an ‘attention-seeking’, manipulative agenda. Outside, the magpie preens his feathers and the drizzle falls. 7.5 billion people think the thoughts of a moment. We stand on the seashore but cannot grasp the ocean.
    It’s always best to keep Jesus in mind even when we only glimpse his shadow.

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