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Is it God’s Will or Our Un/Worthiness? (Part II of II)

October 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Will

…a readers asks: Dear Father John, I recently had two experiences that I can’t make sense out of. First, after a profound spiritual retreat, I became so convinced of my unworthiness, my sinfulness, that I cancelled a commitment I had made to do a special ceremony of blessing for some friends (non-Catholic). I just felt that I couldn’t stand in God’s place for that ceremony after what I... Read More

Is it God’s Will or Our Un/Worthiness? (Part I of II)

October 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Will

Dear Father John, I recently had two experiences that I can’t make sense out of. First, after a profound spiritual retreat, I became so convinced of my unworthiness, my sinfulness, that I cancelled a commitment I had made to do a special ceremony of blessing for some friends (non-Catholic). I just felt that I couldn’t stand in God’s place for that ceremony after what I discovered about myself... Read More

Are you worth the time? Why would a priest take time for me?

October 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Forgiveness, Spiritual Direction

Why would a priest spend time with a nobody like me? In the past year I have talked with a number of good Catholics interested in spiritual direction. Almost all of them expressed a feeling of being unworthy of a priest taking time out just for them. One woman said, “Why would a priest spend time with a nobody like me?” Now, mind you, this woman recently fought through some very difficult... Read More

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