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Confessions of a “Say the Black Do the Red” Catholic

October 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Conversion, Dan Burke, Faith

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It is hard to extend mercy when one is not intimately familiar with one’s own failures. Most don’t realize that the Pharisees were stalwart orthodox. They were deeply committed to their faith. However, they had strayed interiorly. Their faith was one of external adherence and they thought that this was the entirety of the life in God. Jesus’ rebukes of this problem were not new and were echoed... Read More

Orthodoxy – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Orthodoxy Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Orthodoxy – Right belief, as compared with heterodoxy or heresy.       This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan’s book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. To learn more, click here  + Art: Cover of “Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction... Read More

Pride of Orthodoxy (Pride of the Church – Part II of II)

October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur (Week 10 of 12) Pride of Orthodoxy (Pride of the Church – Part II of II) Last week, I addressed a weakening of our faith identity as Catholics. Unfortunately, while this issue is critical, those of us who have attempted to re-establish a Catholic Identity after nearly two generations of ecumenism have begun to suffer from another illness: The Pride of Orthodoxy. Orthodoxy... Read More

How can I Avoid False Teachings on Prayer? (III of III)

August 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer

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…A faithful follower of the Lord asks: Dear Dan, I enjoy reading more modern writers about prayer and the spiritual life but I am always worried about false teachings that could lead me away from the heart of the Church. How can I know when an author is not orthodox or teaches something that could lead me to deception instead of to God? In this third post we will explore the dangers of reducing... Read More

How can I Avoid False Teachings on Prayer? (Part II of III)

July 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer

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…A faithful follower of the Lord asks: Dear Dan, I enjoy reading more modern writers about prayer and the spiritual life but I am always worried about false teachings that could lead me away from the heart of the Church. How can I know when an author is not orthodox or teaches something that could lead me to deception instead of to God? In our first post we briefly reviewed the challenges that... Read More

How can I Avoid False Teachings on Prayer? (I of III)

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How can I Avoid False Teachings on Prayer? (Part I of III) …A faithful follower of the Lord asks: Dear Dan, I enjoy reading more modern writers about prayer and the spiritual life but I am always worried about false teachings that could lead me away from the heart of the Church. How can I know when an author is not orthodox or teaches something that could lead me to deception instead of to God? You... Read More

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