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When You Look in the Mirror, Which Apostle(s) Do You See?

October 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

When You Look in the Mirror, Which Apostle(s) do You See? The Lord (Week 16 of 23) Judas must have come to Jesus with the genuine desire to believe and follow him, otherwise, Jesus would not have accepted him. At least, we find nothing of distrust or resistance on the Lord’s part — and still less of any thought of the ‘necessity’ of receiving his traitor along with his other intimates. Therefore... Read More

St Mark the Evangelist and His Gospel

April 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Feast Days, Liturgy

St Mark the Evangelist and His Gospel*   “ST MARK … is generally supposed to have been of Jewish extraction. From the style of his writings, abounding in Hebraisms, he would seem to be better versed in the Hebrew than in the Greek language. It is said by some … that he was one of the seventy-two disciples of our Lord, and among those who deserted Him, in consequence of being... Read More

Easter and the Resurrection

Easter and the Resurrection Easter is upon us! Rejoice in the triumph of Christ! On this edition of Divine Intimacy Radio, Dan and Melissa discuss Easter and the Resurrection: the glory of the Resurrection and the dramatic changes it brought about in the lives of Christ's disciples. Topics/Questions covered in the show: The Apostles rejoiced when they were persecuted for the sake of Christ. Easter... Read More

Chair of Peter Mercy Seat

February 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Church Authority, Feast Days, Liz Estler, Mercy

Chair of Peter Mercy Seat To the casual observer, it seems quite silly to honor a chair, although universities, corporations and others have Chairs. But, that perspective changes when one understands why the Church celebrates the Chair of Peter this day. The “Cathedra” is the chair in which the bishop sits. And, by extension, Cathedra refers to the authority of the bishop who occupies it. Thus,... Read More

Built to Last: A Retreat Guide on St Peter and the Papacy

BUILT TO LAST: A RETREAT GUIDE ON ST PETER AND THE PAPACY The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, Built to Last: A Retreat Guide on St Peter and the Papacy, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. The various Christian denominations have a lot in common, but unfortunately, we also have our differences. One major difference between Catholic and non-Catholic Christians has to do with our... Read More

The Holy Name of Jesus (Part II of II)

THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS (Part II of II) “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within thee bless His Holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all He hath done for thee.” Psalm 103:1-2 1. The great saint of the Holy Name is St. Bernardine of Siena. In his missionary expeditions he carried it on a banner, and used it continually in his sermons. He has a long treatise on the... Read More

Magisterium-Spiritual Dictionary, Navigating the Interior Life

November 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Magisterium, Spiritual Dictionary

Magisterium – Spiritual Dictionary Magisterium – Spiritual Dictionary MAGISTERIUM – Spiritual Dictionary: The Church's teaching authority, vested in the bishops, as successors of the Apostles, under the Roman Pontiff, as successor of St. Peter. Also vested in the Pope, as Vicar of Christ and visible head of the Catholic Church. This Spiritual Dictionary term is an excerpt from the... Read More

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle + “Out of the whole world one man, Peter, is chosen to preside at the calling of all nations, and to be set over all the apostles and all the fathers of the Church. Though there are in God's people many bishops and many shepherds, Peter is thus appointed to rule in his own person those whom Christ also rules as the original ruler. Beloved, how great... Read More