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Where are Demons Located?

November 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Hell & Purgatory, Spiritual Warfare

Dear Fr. Fortea, where are demons located? Demons–like the souls of deceased human beings–do not occupy space. This does not mean, though, that they are in some other physical dimension. What does being or not being in a dimension mean for a spirit? They are not anywhere. They exist, but they are not “here” or “there” in a physical sense. A demon is said to be in a place when it acts in that place. If a demon is tempting... Read More

Video – An Important Message From Dan and Fr. John

November 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Videos

An Important Message . . . Dan Burke and Fr. John Bartunek take about Catholic Spiritual Direction. Have you been blessed by this apostolate of RC Spiritual Direction.com?  Dan and Father John have an important message to share with you about the New Digital Continent and evangelization.  They talk about bringing the incredible riches of the Catholic Church to the world.  And what type of people are those who submit questions... Read More

Video – How can I improve my prayer life?

November 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Videos

Improve My Prayer Life: How can this be Done? Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about how to improve our time in prayer and intimacy with the Lord. + Improve My Prayer Life How can we deepen our relationship with Christ? Father John Bartunek discusses what the key ideas, the three things we can do, that we need, in order to pursue in this.  How much time should we spend in prayer? What are the different types of prayer and... Read More

Does Emotional Suffering Hinder Spiritual Growth?

Dear Dan, since many people may suffer from some level of emotional immaturity due to childhood experiences, what effect does this have on becoming spiritually mature? Problems such as shyness, depression, lack of self-confidence, sensitivity to criticism, etc. affect trust in God and being able to benefit from spiritual direction. What advice would you give those are in such a situation who are seeking spiritual direction but... Read More

What does a Demon Think About?

November 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

Dear Fr. Fortea, what does a demon think about? Every demon retains the intelligence of its angelic nature. Demons know and inquire with their minds about the material and spiritual worlds, the real and conceptual worlds. As spiritual beings, demons are eminently intellectual; there is no doubt that they are deeply interested in conceptual questions. They know very well that philosophy is the most elevated of the sciences and that... Read More

Why did God put the Demons to the Test?

November 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare

Dear Fr. Fortea, why did God put demons to the test? The real question is, why did God not grant all the angels the Beatific Vision from the first moment of their creation? Why did He take the chance that some of them would rebel against Him and become demons? God could have created angelic spirits and immediately given them the grace of the Beatific Vision. This was perfectly possible for His omnipotence, and it would have been... Read More

Video – My prayer life is dry…

November 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Aridity or Dryness, Dan Burke, Prayer, Videos

Prayer Life: Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about the root causes of aridity or dryness in our prayer lives and what we can do about them: + Prayer Life: Dryness or Aridity Father John Bartunek outlines the two basic causes of dryness in prayer: my fault or God's fault!  He further discusses why each one of these may be the cause and how we need to be honest with ourselves and examine our conscience.  A spiritual director... Read More

Praying for you

November 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Navigating the Interior Life

Praying for You! I am in the midst of signing more than 600 copies of Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God to send out to the hungry faithful who made a donation to secure a copy. As I write a note on each and sign them I am also praying for each person who will read them. I am supernaturally aware that the words I write are not just words, they come with and through the Holy Spirit because of... Read More

Video – I can’t find time to pray

November 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Difficulties, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Videos

Time to Pray: I can't find it!   Time to Pray: Fr John Bartunek Dan Burke To be a saint, we have to pray.  So, why can't we find time to pray?  And, what does it mean when we can't find time to pray? What is one reason we can be uncomfortable in praying? Prayer is something that is, in fact, possible and is always necessary for our relationship with God, who loves us. In this short video (of under five minutes) from SpiritualDirection.com,... Read More

Sister Timothy Marie – Navigating the Interior Life

November 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Marta Goodwin, Navigating the Interior Life

Sister Timothy Marie Sister Timothy Marie, OCD Advance Praise for “Navigating the Interior Life” In this book, Dan Burke places a compass in our hands–the compass of Christ-centered spiritual direction. I highly recommend this book. He has done a great service for anyone seeking spiritual direction and who desires to deepen their relationship with Christ. To learn more about Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual... Read More

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