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Thanksgiving: Enriching Your Spiritual Life

November 21, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Charlie McKinney, FEATURED

Thanksgiving: Enriching Your Spiritual Life  It is time to ask ourselves the important question: what has been our own practice with regard to the duty of thanksgiving in general? What is our habitual feeling about God’s numberless blessings to us? How long a time have we ever spent in summing up God’s blessings to us, even when we have been on retreat? St. Ignatius wisely tells us to commence... Read More

How to Think Like Aquinas

How does one of the Catholic Church's greatest philosophical thinkers optimize his intellect? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Kevin Vost about his book, How to Think Like Aquinas to find out. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How is Dr. Vost trying to reinvigorate the writings and thinking of St. Thomas Aquinas? How did St. Thomas Aquinas bring Dr. Vost to convert from... Read More

Faith and Misunderstanding in the workplace.

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the difference between penance and mortification, being misunderstood in the workplace, reflecting on the Old Testament, and wrestling with countless temptations. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is the difference between penance and mortification? Mortification brings us strength of the will. How can one handle being misunderstood... Read More

The Cries of Jesus from the Cross

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Allen Smith about his book, The Cries of Jesus from the Cross for insight into the life and works of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What inspired Al to compile these particular writings of Archbishop Sheen? Why are the writings of Archbishop Sheen important in our current time? Is there any update on the cause... Read More

Can my care, be considered a prayer?

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the Avila Institute's High Calling Program, holiness, caring for a sick spouse and talking during Mass. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is the Avila Institute's High Calling Program? What should we do when we are impatient when asking God to make us holy? When one cares for a sick spouse and cannot pray, is the care being... Read More

What is contemplative prayer?

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about contemplative prayer, practicing the presence of God, living out a holy marriage, and performing penance. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is contemplative prayer? What is the best way to practice the presence of God? When someone is in an unequally yoked marriage, how can they best reach out to their spouse and live out their... Read More

Conflict within in the Church, righteous anger, and Jesus’ view on wealth and holiness – Newest Podcast

September 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Show Notes

“Conflicts in the Church, Righteous Anger, and Jesus' view on wealth and holiness.” Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the news, conflict within in the Church, righteous anger, and Jesus' view on wealth and holiness. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: In light of his recent appointment as President of EWTN News, how will Dan's spirituality impact the way... Read More

You Shall Be Holy: Peter Kreeft on the Four Marks of the Church

July 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Charlie McKinney

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You Shall Be Holy: Peter Kreeft on the Four Marks of the Church The Nicene Creed identifies the Church of Christ by four marks: she is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Only one Church fits that description. The description in the Creed is a description of our true home. It is a lighthouse, a roadmap, a clear marker for searchers and travelers. One. Is any other church so one that all schisms... Read More

The Initiatives of the Holy Spirit

The Initiatives of the Holy Spirit   Presence of God – O Holy Spirit, come and direct my soul in the way of sanctity. MEDITATION Although our soul is supernaturalized by sanctifying grace, our powers strengthened by the infused virtues, and our actions preceded and accompanied by actual grace, still the manner of our acting always remains human, and is therefore incapable of uniting us perfectly... Read More

The Spiritual Joy of the Servants of God

April 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Charlie McKinney

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The Spiritual Joy of the Servants of God Spiritual joy is, as its name denotes, the joy that the heart of man experiences in the possession and enjoyment of spiritual gifts. He is joyful because he knows that God has deigned to call him His friend and His child, that he lives under the protection of the Most High, and that he hopes soon to be united to God his Father in eternal bliss. All those who... Read More

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