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Isn’t it enough that I am just a good person?

November 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Church Teaching, Dan Burke, Videos

Isn't it enough … that I am just a good person?

Isn't it enough that I am a good person? What does it matter if I don't believe the doctrines of the Church?

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to bring you this video, entitled “What You Believe Makes a Difference” from Father Robert Barron (now Bishop Robert Barron), founder, in 2000, of the “Word on Fire” ministries, which discusses these questions.  He comments on a survey which shows that there is a disconnect between people's beliefs in Catholic Doctrine and people's sense of their viability as Catholics, such as those who do not accept the doctrine of the real presence of the Eucharist (basic Catholic Doctrine), but still way they are good and faithful Catholics, and those who say it's what you do that matters, not what you believe, what is in the heart and not so much what the Church teaches.

Father Barron (now Bishop Barron) has written a number of books, produced many DVDs, including the popular Catholicism Series, and has a radio show “Word on Fire” which airs on Relevant Radio.  He has appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV and various other shows.

Seek Him – Find Him – Follow Him,


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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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