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This Scandal is the Last Straw — Why Stay in the Catholic Church?

July 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Church, Dan Burke, Scandal, Videos, Walking With Dan

?? I think the video speaks for itself but a few areas of emphasis are in order: If you can't stomach the news and remain in peace, don't consume it. Be sure to replace your news consumption with EWTN spiritual sustenance, spiritual reading, SpiritualDirection.com content, etc. Beyond that, please pray and fast for holy resolution to these challenges. If you can stomach the news, please spread the word, but spend more time praying... Read More

Christ Figures in Sci-Fi TV Shows & Movies (Part 2 of 2)

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part two of their interview with Dr. James Papandrea about prominent Christ figures in science fiction television shows and movies such as Star Wars, The Matrix, and Lost. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Who was the most prominent Christ figure in Star Wars? What ideas from the Star Wars films mirrored Gnosticism? How did The Matrix also have Gnostic themes and ideas? Which superheroes... Read More

The Excellence of Charity

The Excellence of Charity   Presence of God – Make me understand, O Lord, the pre-eminence of charity, that I may apply myself to it with all my heart. MEDITATION The three theological virtues, having God for their immediate object, are superior to the moral virtues which are directed to the government of our conduct; but among the three theological virtues, charity holds the primacy. It holds the primacy because, being... Read More

Praying with the Church: The Liturgy of the Hours

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer questions from listeners about praying the Liturgy of the Hours, discerning God's voice in prayer, and the definition of contemplation. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: When praying the Liturgy of the Hours, if you are struck by the reading, should you continue to pray the rest of the prayers or keep meditating on that particular thought or inspiration? How do religious brothers,... Read More

Thanksgiving, Sacrifice, and Adoration – Part 8 Mini-Course on Prayer

July 26, 2018 by  
Filed under David Torkington, Prayer

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Mini-Course on Prayer Part 8 “FATHER T” – Thanksgiving Thanksgiving, Sacrifice, and Adoration   Editor's Note: In Part 7 of this mini-course, David Torkington examined the letters F (faith) and A (abandonment) in his explication of the “OUR FATHER” mnemonic, or memory jog, for keeping God and prayer at the forefront of our lives. Today, he continues with the letters T (thanksgiving) and H (Holy Communion). Continuing... Read More

A Clarion Call to the Ministry of Intercession

July 25, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Charlie McKinney, Spiritual Warfare

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A Clarion Call to the Ministry of Intercession  The Ministry of Intercession “Ministry” is the English translation of the Latin word ministerium, which means “service.” In its sociological usage, it is applied to institutions or establishments that give aid and services to people. Its Christian understanding is defined by the manner in which Jesus exercised His mission among men: He “came not to be served but to serve,... Read More

Christ Figures in Sci-Fi TV Shows and Movies (Part 1 of 2)

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part one of their interview with Dr. James Papandrea about prominent Christ figures in science fiction television shows and movies. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What inspired Jim Papandrea to write this book? Why do Christ figures keep arising in secular fiction and popular culture? Even though writer Ronald Moore fell away from the Catholic Faith, how did religion keep surfacing throughout... Read More

Charity

Charity   Presence of God – O Lord, grant that by charity I may really participate in Your life of love. MEDITATION Faith makes us adhere to God by means of knowledge; hence, it is especially related to our intellect. Hope makes us adhere to God by the conviction that we will one day possess Him in heaven, and therefore, it is related to our desire for happiness. But charity seizes our entire being, and by means of love,... Read More

The Purgative to Illuminative Way, Sin, & Mental Prayer

July 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Melissa Elson, Prayer, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer questions from listeners about transitioning from the purgative way to the illuminative way, recognizing sin, and the importance of mental prayer. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How do you know if you're making the transition between the purgative and illuminative way? How do we know if we are committing mortal or venial sin? If we had to choose between going to Mass, praying... Read More

Faith and Abandonment to the Fullness of Love – Part 7 Mini-Course on Prayer

July 19, 2018 by  
Filed under David Torkington, Prayer

Mini-Course on Prayer Part 7 – Father “F” – Faith in Our Risen Lord Abandonment to the Fullness of Love   Editor's Note: In Part 6 of this mini-course, David Torkington examined the letters U (union with the mystical body) and R (reviewing the day ahead) in his explication of the “OUR FATHER” mnemonic, or memory jog, for keeping God and prayer at the forefront of our lives. Today, he continues... Read More

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