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Can I Trust the Writings of Fr Anthony de Mello?

Can I Trust the Writings of Fr Anthony de Mello? Who is Fr Anthony de Mello and can we trust his spiritual writings to lead us to a deeper union with Christ? Dan and Melissa discuss the problems with Fr de Mello’s influential spiritual guidance and the Catholic Church’s position on non-Christian teachings. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Melissa’s experience of spiritual consolation at... Read More

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

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

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

Laboring to Image God

September 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Imaging God, Liz Estler, Spiritual Life

The Church maintains that society must uphold the dignity of the human person who is made in the image and likeness of God. Individuals are not meant to live in isolation. To that end, Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 Encyclical Rerum Novarum called owners and employers “to respect in every man his dignity as a person ennobled by Christian character” (paragraph 20) because “No man may with impunity... Read More

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