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Truth Can Be Dangerous


Truth Can be Dangerous I want to help you avoid a problem that threatens truth-seekers. A little truth can be dangerous if it blinds you to bigger truth. G. K. Chesterton warned that “Heresy is truth run amok.” The Church, likewise, teaches that she was entrusted with the full deposit of truth, which enables her to guide the development of doctrine truth-fully, instead of letting it ‘run amok’. Most of us are confident... Read More


August 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Truth

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Sincerity   Presence of God – Give me, O Lord, an open, sincere heart, loving the truth, seeking and desiring it at any cost. MEDITATION “Lord, who shall dwell in Thy tabernacle, or who shall rest in Thy holy hill?” asks the Psalmist. And he gives the answer: “He that walketh without blemish, and worketh justice” (Ps 15:1,2). God is truth, and no one can be admitted to His intimacy who does not strive as much... Read More

Where to Seek the Truth (Part II of II)

June 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Magisterium, Spiritual Direction, Truth


Where to Seek the Truth Part II of II Editor’s Note: Where to seek the Truth (Part I of II) we looked at the Church’s desire to help us find the truth, the yearning of the human heart to know more about God and the yearning to find and discern the food we need for that. Today, we will look at whom to listen to…as well as the fearless pursuit of truth. Here is the question we are examining: Dear Father John, I... Read More

Where to Seek the Truth (Part I of II)

June 1, 2015 by  
Filed under Challenges, Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Direction, Truth


Where to Seek the Truth Part I of II Dear Father John, I want to learn more about God but I don’t know how to tell good teaching from bad. Where can I find out the truth? That’s a very good question and I would like to begin by quoting from something that St. John Paul II wrote in the first year of his papacy: The Church wishes to serve this single end: that each person may be able to find Christ, in order that Christ... Read More

The Truth to Which Christ Bears Witness

January 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Truth, Witness


The Truth to Which Christ Bears Witness “For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth” (John 18:37). A Carthusian reflects on these words of the Lord addressed to Pontius Pilate. He believes that these words reveal the most essential secret of Christ’s life. He explains: “It is awesome to discover that he came to bear witness: that is, to confront each of us... Read More

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