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Can I Trust a Spiritual Director who Uses the Enneagram?

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Dear Dan, I recently began a new relationship with a spiritual director who claimed to be committed to the teachings of the Church. She is a local Benedictine sister who is very nice and seems to be sincere. However, in our second session she asked if I would be interested in using an ancient tool of spiritual wisdom known as the enneagram to help me in my spiritual progress. I recall reading about... Read More

Can I Trust Fr. Richard Rohr? – Part I

September 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Can I Trust?, Dan Burke

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Numerous readers have asked, “Can I trust Fr. Richard Rohr?” As long time subscribers to Catholic Spiritual Direction know, we prefer to focus on the positive side of spirituality and to leave the apologetics and correction of false and otherwise dangerous teachings to those who are called to that emphasis. Even so, we regularly get emails asking if a particular author is trustworthy or... Read More

Can I Trust the Mercy Center Spiritual Direction Training Program?

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Can I Trust the Mercy Center Spiritual Direction Training Program? Dear Dan, I was searching for your spiritual direction training programs in my area and noticed an advertisement for the Mercy Center in Colorado Springs. Have you had a chance to evaluate them? Do you recommend them? Dear friend, the answer is yes I have had a chance to evaluate their program and another one in the area provided by... Read More

Can I Trust? Series: Faithful to the Church?

January 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Can I Trust?, Dan Burke, New Age, PseudoSpirituality

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Can I Trust? Series Faithful to the Church? Editor’s Note:  We get many questions in regards to whether or not popular authors, or organizations, are faithful to the Church, her teachings and her Magisterium, and whether or not they should be read and/or followed.  It is a wise person who asks!  So, in a way, this listing of posts has been inspired by you, the readers.  The following is an... Read More

Is the Enneagram Something I Should be Involved with?

November 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Enneagram, New Age, PseudoSpirituality

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Dear Dan, I have run into the Enneagram in my spiritual direction training. There is something about the approach that doesn’t ring true to me but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Well, the reason something doesn’t ring true about it is that the Holy Spirit is working in you to guide you to truth. My friend Susan Brinkman (over at Women of Grace) has written a post on this that... Read More

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