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Forgiveness of Sins: The Ministry of John the Baptist

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Forgiveness of Sins: The Ministry of John the Baptist “Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered and she gave birth to a son. And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her” (Luke 1:57-58). True gatherings of the friends and families of Chris­tians should have for their object to celebrate the mercy... Read More

Prayer

Bridge Building in the Eucharistic Prayer

Why is the Eucharistic Prayer one of the most active times during the liturgy? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Christopher Carstens to discuss how the faithful become bridge builders along with the priest to offer up our... Read More

The Way to Mystical Union – Part 4 Mini-Course on Prayer

Mini-Course on Prayer: Part 4: The Way to Mystical Union   Editor's Note: In Part 3, David Torkington wrote about how it is in giving that we receive. Today, he will introduce the way to mystical union and talk about ecstatic joy, how... Read More

How to Sustain Deep and Meaningful Prayer

Join Melissa Elson as she speaks with Connie Rossini about Fr. Jacques Philippe's book Time for God focusing on ways that we can enter into, and sustain, a deep and meaningful prayer life. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How important... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

How to Sustain Deep and Meaningful Prayer

Join Melissa Elson as she speaks with Connie Rossini about Fr. Jacques Philippe's book Time for God focusing on ways that we can enter into, and sustain, a deep... Read More

Contemplative Aridity

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Connie Rossini about contemplative prayer and aridity. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is contemplative... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

Consecration to the Sacred Heart

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus In 1899, Pope Leo XIII's Encyclical Letter Annum sacrum directed that the... Read More

death

The Victory of Christ over Sin and Death

The Victory of Christ over Sin and Death The Incarnation and the Resurrection I wish to clarify some fundamental truths regarding our Faith and the complex theme... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

Is Group Spiritual Direction a Good Thing?

What do you think about group spiritual direction which is in vogue in... Read More

Aspirations Rising Up Like Incense to God

Aspirations Rising Up LIke Incense to God St. Francis de Sales, Doctor... Read More

Lenten Melancholy Versus Easter Joy

I have a question: Why is it that during Lent I am so melancholy –... Read More

Where in the World is Carmel?

Where in the World is Carmel?   An interesting question in more ways... 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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