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Theology of the Body – A Gift of Mercy to a Desperate Culture

November 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Vicki Burbach

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Theology of the Body: A Gift of Mercy to a Desperate Culture   Beautiful Mercy (Week 2 of 5) Take up a study of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and you will discover that behind all the sexual pain and confusion in the world and in our own hearts is the human thirst for heaven gone awry. Sexual sin, you might say, is a quest to satisfy our thirst for heaven with “dead water.” Christ... 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

Gay Son Wants Gay “Marriage”: How to Respond?

December 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Challenges, Church Teaching, Fr. Bartunek

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Gay Son Wants Gay “Marriage” How to Respond? Dear Father John, Sorry to keep bothering you but in light of the new ruling allowing gay “marriage” throughout our nation I was wondering, how are we as faithful Catholics to respond to this? How should we feel? My oldest son is gay and he’s very passionate about this new law and I don’t know how to respond to him. I don’t... Read More

Chastity: A Hymn to God’s Providence

February 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Books, Chastity, Fr. Geiger, Purity of Heart

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Chastity: A Hymn to God’s Providence   In a way, Dawn Eden’s newly released Catholic edition of her popular The Thrill of the Chaste is the third installment of the chronicle of her life journey. In 2005, when she wrote the first edition of The Thrill, she was a Jewish convert to Protestantism on her way to becoming a Catholic, and was hoping to be married. Dawn’s work applied balm to the... Read More

Broken? – Stanza VIII – Part I

April 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Becky Ward, Broken, Poetry

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Broken? Blinded by success and praises, of our fellow man trek we. Developing more innovations, from pain and death to be set free. In 1965, members of the AmericanCollege of Obstetrics and Gynecology decided in an unprecedented manner, that they knew what was best for women, and redefined the term “conception” as shown in the following excerpt from the book “The Contraception of Grief”, written... Read More

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