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Living for One Thing

November 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Lectures/Talks

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Dear Friends – here’s a fascinating testimony from a friend that is worth reading. Her name is Iwona.   Living for One Thing – Iwona Bednarz-Major I love to watch people. As I watch, I wonder: what drives that person? What kind of struggles and hopes does he know? If she could have one wish, what would it be? I grew up in Poland during Communism. My life unfolded like that... Read More

What is a charismatic Catholic?

April 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Charismatic, Fr. Bartunek, Movements

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Dear Father John, could you help me understand what a charismatic Catholic is? When I think of putting charisms to work in our lives, as gifts from God, I think the apostles are charismatic. But what is this ‘charismatic movement’? It appears to hold some differences from old fashioned Catholicism. And again, thank you for The Better Part; it continues to bring breadth and depth to my relationship... Read More

Resting or slain in the spirit: same as contemplative ecstasy?

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Dear Dan, I have experienced what people call “resting in the spirit” or being “slain in the spirit.” It was amazing. The priest prayed for me and I fell to the floor as if I had passed out (no injuries as I was already praying on my knees facing the Altar). However, I was still aware of others around me but was lost in God’s love. I am curious if this experience is the same as “ecstasy”? Before... Read More

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