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Emotions in Prayer – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Today Dan and Melissa answer your questions about emotions in prayer and helping loved ones come to Christ. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Do the rules of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s discernment of spirits have anything to do with emotion in terms of consolation and desolation? How can I get the feeling that I am actually praying when I have to read prayers due to lack of memorization? How can I encourage... Read More

Fire from Above: Christian Contemplation and Mystical Wisdom – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Why should we deepen our prayer life? Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about his book Fire from Above: Christian Contemplation and Mystical Wisdom to explain the importance behind contemplative prayer and the reasons to make it part of one’s daily prayer life. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What was the motivation behind writing the book? What significance is behind making the sign of the... Read More

Sharing Spiritual Experiences – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Today Dan and Melissa answer your questions about sharing spiritual experiences and focusing the mind in prayer. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do we share our spiritual experiences on the air? Why did St. Teresa of Avila mask her personal experiences and make it seem as though they were happening to someone else? Why do some well-meaning Christians imply that we think too much during prayer? Should... Read More

A Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Questions about the Faith can be difficult to answer sometimes. In his book, A Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask, Fr. Michael Kerper explains how to approach answering questions about the Faith and tackles some interesting questions from Dan and Melissa. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is the best way to answer a question about the Faith? How does our language or vocabulary play... Read More

How God Works with Our Humanity to Bring About Holiness – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: When faced with difficulty choosing her vocation, Celine leans on the wisdom of her sister, St. Thérèse, to help discern God’s will in her life. Today, Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss how God works with our humanity to bring about holiness. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What does this letter tell us about St. Thérèse? Is St. Thérèse suggesting that once Celine conforms her will to... Read More

Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering: How Our Heroes in Faith Found Peace Amid Sorrow

Show Notes: When faced with tragedy, loss, failure, illness, or any difficulty in life, how can we learn to suffer well? Author Dr. Ronda Chervin uses the lives of the saints to help us cope with suffering in her book Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering: How Our Heroes in Faith Found Peace Amid Sorrow. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What was the motivation for this book? How did the saints handle suffering? Which saint... Read More

The Saints, Confession and Hearing God’s Voice – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Today, Dan and Melissa answer your questions about the saints, confession and hearing God’s voice. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do some images of the saints include skulls? How does God speak to us? Should we expect Him to speak to us audibly or through life events? Why do we need to confess our sins to a priest? Resources for this week’s show: Spiritualdirection.com – website EWTN Global... Read More

Christian Dating in a Godless World – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: What is the best way to approach dating through a Catholic perspective? Dan and Melissa speak with author, Father Thomas Morrow about his book Christian Dating in a Godless World to gain insight. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why should we listen to a priest give dating advice? What is the difference between dating and courtship? Is it acceptable to date just for fun? What is “friendship dating”? Is... Read More

How Do We Avoid Distractions In Prayer? – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Today, Dan and Melissa reflect on God’s intense, personal love for each individual soul and answer the question, “How do we avoid distractions in prayer?” Topics/Questions covered in the show: Reflections on the pure, unconditional, personal love with which the Creator formed each, unique human being. A life filled with earthly wealth may lead to comfort, but a humble life oriented to God will... Read More

The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: How can we make the home a place of peace and prayer? Today, Dan and Melissa discuss the book The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home with author Leila Lawler, to help families orient their lives to Christ. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is an oratory? How should one go about setting up his or her prayer space? Is a prayer corner or space expensive? What does it mean to... Read More

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