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Reading Non-Canonized Books of the Bible

Dear Father John, I recently came back to the Church and one of the things that has really awakened me, other than the “Catholics Come Home” book, was the works of Dr. Peter Kreeft. I have found that in my ‘older' age, theology is something that I am really enjoying reading and thinking about. My question is, is it ‘safe' to read non-canonized books of the Bible? I want to understand... Read More

Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur Wk 2 of 12

August 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

The Lost Art of Sacrifice After Elisabeth’s death, when everything seemed to collapse around me, I came upon the Spiritual Testament she had written out for me, and, guided by my sister-in-law, I found her Journal too. I threw myself into the reading of them; I read and reread them, and a revolution took place in my whole moral being. I understood the celestial beauty of her soul and that she had... Read More

Am I So Heavenly Minded that I am No Earthly Good?

November 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Heaven

I have a question after reading Fr. John's meditation and prayer on a recent Sunday's Gospel in The Better Part (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, #208. Money and Fire (Luke 16:19-31). In the section Christ in my Life Fr. John writes, “I admit, it's possible to get obsessed with the afterlife, but it would be a foolish traveler who kept moving ahead every day without ever thinking about his destination” Is... Read More

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