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Of Wisdom, Forethought, and Reading the Holy Scriptures

August 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Imitation of Christ, Scripture, Wisdom


OF WISDOM, FORETHOUGHT, AND READING THE HOLY SCRIPTURES   Of Wisdom and Forethought in our Actions 1. We must not give ear to every saying or suggestion, but warily and patiently ponder things according to the will of God. But alas; such is our weakness, that we often rather believe and speak evil than good of others. The perfect do not easily credit everything spoken, for they know that human... Read More

Discernment of Spirits: Rule 2

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 2 Dan and Melissa discuss the second rule of Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s Discernment of Spirits, focusing on movement toward God and recognizing the effect of the enemy on our spiritual progress. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Discernment of Spirits – Rule 2: “In persons who are going on intensely purifying their sins and rising from good to better... Read More

The Ugliest Rash in the World

January 21, 2016 by  
Filed under Humility, Judgment, Sin, Trent Beattie


The Ugliest Rash in the World   There’s a curious story about a middle-aged woman who moved to a new parish. One weekday after Mass, she noticed a couple emptying the St. Vincent de Paul food collection into the back of a shiny red SUV. The new parishioner was alarmed and, since there was no one else left in the church, immediately went to the parish office with her concern. “I’ve got to... Read More

The Mouth as a Lethal Weapon


We have all done it–said too much or said the wrong thing and regretted it later. Too often, opening our mouths releases gossip, complaints, or destructive words. Our tongue is a concealed weapon–the most lethal. “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matt 10:28). A gun or knife can wound... Read More

Telling the Truth: Confessions of a Former Tabloid Writer


Telling the Truth: Confessions of a Former Tabloid Writer What do O. J. Simpson, The Bachelorette, Charlie Sheen and Angelina Jolie all have in common? The tabloids love them. On the way to the grocery store checkout, one cannot help but notice headlines flashing the latest scandals. If the high point of your day was discovering that cheese was on sale, reading up on the latest celebrity dirt is tempting.... Read More

Book Club – The Imitation of Christ – Week 1 of 10

December 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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The Imitation of Christ Week 1 “Friendly” Conversation Why are we so fond of speaking and conversing with one another, though we rarely return to our silence without some injury to our consciences? The reason why we enjoy talking is because we seek solace in chatting with one another, and desire to lighten our distracted hearts. Furthermore, we enjoy talking and thinking about the things... Read More

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