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Suffering, Forgiveness, and the Holy Spirit

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Join Dan Burke as he answers questions from listeners about forgiving others, prayers during suffering, and the Holy Spirit. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Is it right to pray for God's judgment on someone who caused us injustice? How can we pray during suffering and avoid despair? Why do some people resist the Holy Spirit? Are prayers during suffering, when... Read More

Prayer

Suffering, Forgiveness, and the Holy Spirit

Join Dan Burke as he answers questions from listeners about forgiving others, prayers during suffering, and the Holy Spirit. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Is it right to pray for God's judgment on someone who caused us injustice? How... Read More

Prayer of St. Augustine in Aridity

“Lord, my God, You who are holy, look and see my affliction! Have pity on the child whom You have engendered in sorrow and do not consider my sins, lest you forget Your power over them. What father will not liberate his son? And what son... Read More

On the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary From a Sermon by St. John Damascene Editor's Note: Although the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother was promulgated less than 75 years ago (1950), and is relatively new to those teachings... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

Prayer of St. Augustine in Aridity

“Lord, my God, You who are holy, look and see my affliction! Have pity on the child whom You have engendered in sorrow and do not consider my sins, lest you... Read More

Distractions, Aridity, and Self-Knowledge

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer questions from listeners about distractions in prayer, contemplative aridity, and the importance of self-knowledge... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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A Clarion Call to the Ministry of Intercession

A Clarion Call to the Ministry of Intercession  The Ministry of Intercession “Ministry” is the English translation of the Latin word ministerium, which means... Read More

Spiritual Warfare and the Church: Equipped to Conquer

Spiritual Warfare and the Church: Equipped to Conquer Equipped to Conquer The Church is the Body of Christ, instituted by Christ as a means of assisting souls to... Read More

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Frequent Confession of Sin

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part 2 of a listener question and answer... Read More

What to Tell a Priest in a Devotional Confession

How do you speak with a priest in Confession when you do a devotional confession... Read More

Sin and Confession

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer questions from listeners... Read More

An Examination of Conscience for Venial Sins

An Examination of Conscience for Venial Sins   OK. So, you receive... Read More

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Book Club

The End for Which We Are Here and a Book Club Announcement

The End for Which We Are Here The Lord (Week 23 of 23) A great white throne rises... Read More

Finding the Truth

Finding the Truth The Lord (Week 22 of 23) It is a great mistake to believe that... Read More

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