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God’s Desire for Us – DI Radio Show and Podcast

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God’s Desire for Us   Description: Dan and Melissa explore the reality of God’s desire for us in a deep, lasting relationship with each individual soul. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What does it mean to say that God “thirsts” for us? How is this reality possible? The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that God seeks to meet us at the well, longing to give us living water so that... Read More

St Thomas Aquinas for Everyone — Book Review

June 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Books, Doctor of the Church, Knowing God, Nancy HC Ward

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St Thomas Aquinas for Everyone by Dave Palmer Book Review by Nancy Ward   “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “and I assert that children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” Let’s Go Find God is the enticing teaser of Volume I. The full title of the series tells it all: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone, 30 Quick and Fun Lessons, Activities... Read More

Jesus Shows Us the Father

January 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Knowing God

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Jesus Shows Us the Father Presence of God– O Jesus, You are the Word who reveals the Father. You alone can teach me who God is. Speak, Lord, for Your servant heareth! MEDITATION “Now this is eternal life: that they may know Thee, the only true God” (John 17:3), Jesus tells us; and St. John the Evangelist says, “No man hath seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him”... Read More

What’s Spiritual Gluttony? (Part II of II)

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What’s Spiritual Gluttony? Part II of II Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we discussed how good it is to want to learn more about God, how one can become frustrated at not knowing more, and how that can lead to spiritual and intellectual gluttony. Today, we will looking at spiritualizing the capital sins and how to find the right balance in seeking Him. Here is the question we are examining: Dear Father John, Our God and... Read More

What’s Spiritual Gluttony? (Part I of II)

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What is Spiritual Gluttony? Part I of II Dear Father John, Our God and our Catholic faith is so beautiful, I always want to learn more and go deeper into it.  I read a lot and have bought many, many books.  Almost every time I hear about a book that is true to the faith, I want to own it and read it, so I buy it.  Sometimes, I never find the time to read them.  Is it OK to want to know more?  Sometimes I feel that it’s... Read More

Loving with Everything We’ve Got

October 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Knowing God, Relationship with Christ

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Dear Father John, you’ve written about seeking first the kingdom of God. What does that really mean? It Means Loving with Everything We’ve Got! Seeking something involves knowing about it, wanting it, and going out to take possession of it. These three activities correspond to the three basic powers of the human soul: the mind, which knows and understands; the emotions, which feel attraction and repulsion; and... Read More

That Loving Knowledge of God

September 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, God's Love, God's Will, Knowing God, Silence

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That Loving Knowledge of God Although the Almighty is beyond the power of human understanding to grasp, Christians believe that knowing God’s Will is possible because Jesus, in his humanity offered for our sakes, has given us real access to God. The kind of knowledge the Risen Lord gives us is different than the merely factual kind of knowing. Such factual knowledge is all about simply knowing what to do – how to... Read More

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