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Ascetical Practice: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 26 Pt 2

Ascetical Practice 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 26 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio When St. Teresa's brother expressed a desire to practice physical mortification she gave him some spiritual direction. Dan and Melissa discuss ascetical practice, or acesis, and spiritual progress as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered... Read More

Mundelein & the Institute for Religious Life Report

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events

Institute for Religious Life Dear CSD Family, My time with the religious and lay faithful at the Institute for Religious Life at Mundelein Seminary this past week was an absolute joy. I was moved to be able to bless the attendees with more than 500 copies of Navigating the Interior Life and to deliver about 200 books to Fr. Robert Barron for his seminarians – all on your behalf. I can’t thank... Read More

Bishop Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration

February 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Adoration, Dan Burke, Prayer, Videos

Bishop Robert Barron On Eucharistic Adoration Father (now Bishop) Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration: Father Barron provides a very effective defense of Eucharistic Adoration in response to Notre Dame's dissident priest Fr. Richard McBrien's critique of the practice. It is well worth watching and passing along to others. + Bishop Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration: To rebut Father McBrien... Read More

The Truth about Movies and Les Miserables

January 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Entertainment, Videos

I don't usually go to movies to be entertained; instead, I go to engage with truth, beauty, and goodness. I find that movies often allow the voice of God to break into my soul in a way that no other medium can. Movies to me are like living icons – windows to God and truth. As such, I have little regard or appreciation for the common kind of analysis that movie critics provide (with a few exceptions).... Read More

Can I Trust Opus Dei?

January 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Can I Trust?, Dan Burke, Videos

Dear Dan, I am contemplating a vocation to Opus Dei. For years, I have been hearing a call. I am afraid  however, when I read negative info on websites. I feel torn apart. Can you guide me, provide some insight? Dear Friend, your concerns are valid. To set the stage for my comments I need to state that I am not a member or in any way formally or informally affiliated with Opus Dei. However, I have... Read More

Bishop Barron on Christmas

December 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Advent, Christmas, Dan Burke, Videos

Father Barron on Christmas Father Barron on Christmas: A short introductory summary — Father Robert Barron reflects on Christmas and the Prologue of the Gospel of Saint John, one of the great theological masterpieces in our Tradition, and also one of the great literary gems of the whole Western Tradition.  It's the reading for Christmas Day which, in a way, sums up the whole of Christianity... Read More

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

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

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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... Read More

Finding Father Barron

October 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Resources

I posted this over at the National Catholic Register and thought that you might be interested as well… Finding Father Robert Barron these days is an easy task. This is good news for those who love the Church, and good news for those on the outside wondering if they should step in, or even back in as the case may be. Whether it be books, radio, DVDs, or television, Father Barron’s seemingly... Read More