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Get a Vowel


Get a Vowel You are climbing a mountain, working hard, pushing yourself to fight the fight and finish the race. There are times to relax and let go of a struggle for a while, but there are times to persevere. Right now, you know you have got to keep going in the face of opposition, keep trying in the face of failure, keep hoping in the face of despair. But you can’t. You’re up against something that might seem unimposing to... Read More

Holy Fear


Holy Fear We find in the writings of the great mystics, especially of those who have been recognized as “Doctor of the Church,” a certain unanimous consent concerning the importance of holy fear if we are to grow in our life of prayer. They have a sense that it is a fearful thing to stand vulnerable in the presence of God. They understand that we ought not to presume anything. Fear of the Lord cultivates a certain... Read More

Piety – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary


Piety Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Piety – The religious sensibility of a person that reflects an attitude of reverence, respoect, and devotion toward God and the things of God. This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan’s book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. To learn more, click here  + Art: Cover of “Navigating the Interior... Read More

I need a Catholic perspective on the New Age movement

September 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Fear of the Lord, Fr. Bartunek, New Age

Theosophie New Age Wikimedia copy

Dear Father John, in my teen years I spent a few years in the Pentecostal world of faith. But when I went to university I discovered Catholicism and made it my faith home. This past year I have been on a search to deepen and renew my Catholic journey. Today I was starting to read my The Better Part and on page 22 the author refers to a document in the Vatican called Jesus Christ: the Bearer of the Water of Life. I looked it up... Read More

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