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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

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

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

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

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

From Grief to Grace – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: When tragedy, loss or failed expectations strike, how can we cope with our circumstances in a healthy, faithful way? Today, Dan and Melissa speak with author, Jeannie Ewing about her book, From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph to better understand God’s will in difficult situations. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What was the inspiration behind this book? How would you define grief... Read More

Discover Your Next Mission From God – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: How can we properly discern God’s will in our lives? To find the answer, Dan and Melissa search heaven and earth as they speak with author, Julie Onderko, about her book, Discover Your Next Mission from God: Saints who found God’s will – and how you can too.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can I know God’s will in my life? God uses ordinary means to speak to us in our lives. Will... Read More

Overcoming Sinful Anger – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: How does anger play a role in your life and more importantly in your salvation? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson speak with Fr. Thomas Morrow about his book “Overcoming Sinful Anger: How to Master Your Emotions and Bring Peace to Your Life”. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What constitutes sinful anger? Is there righteous anger? If someone believes anger is simply a part of his or her personality, will they... Read More

Single and Catholic: Finding Meaning in Your State of Life – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Being single and Catholic isn’t always easy in today’s world. Dan and Melissa address this problem as they speak with Judy Keane about her book Single and Catholic: Finding Meaning in Your State of Life. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Is this book about dating and courtship? In what ways can one make the most of his or her time as a single person? What are some of the myths and misunderstandings... Read More

The Stories of Hymns – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: What happened to traditional hymns during Mass and why are they so important? Dan and Melissa speak with Fr. George Rutler about his book The Stories of Hymns: The History Behind 100 of Christianity’s Greatest Hymns to find out. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is the meaning and significance of the hymn, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”? What is the difference between a hymn and other types... Read More

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