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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 of Archbishop Sheen's canonization? Why... Read More

Are Catholics cannibals?

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies Part 6 Why do Catholics focus so much on the crucifixion instead of the resurrection? Why do they claim to eat Jesus' body and drink His blood during the Mass? Join Melissa Elson in part six of a series of interviews with Dr. Gerard Verschuuren about his book, Forty Anti-Catholic Lies, to shed light on these questions about the Faith. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Why do Catholics “wallow”... Read More

Have you heard these lies? You can set the record straight.

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies Part 5 Do Catholics really worship statues and live by rituals? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part five of their interview with Dr. Gerard Verschuuren about his book, Forty Anti-Catholic Lies to debunk these myths. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Do Catholics worship statues? Why did the Catholic Church include statues and stained glass in its churches? What are icons and why are they important... Read More

New Divine Intimacy Radio Episode: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with the author, James Day about his book, Father Benedict.

What was significant about the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI and what should we take away from his years as our pontiff? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with the author, James Day about his book, Father Benedict to address these questions and more. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What was the inspiration behind the book? What surprising about Pope Benedict's papacy and writings? How did Pope Benedict challenge... Read More

New Divine Intimacy Radio Episode: Questions and Answers – Overcoming habitual, mortal sin, and the desire for prayer.

“St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, overcoming habitual, mortal sin, and the desire for prayer.” Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about delving into the writings of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, overcoming habitual, mortal sin, and the desire for prayer. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: In what order should one read the writings of St. Teresa of Avila and... Read More

Is there a demonic attack against priests? New Divine Intimacy Radio Episode

“Is there a demonic attack against priests?“ Is there a demonic attack against priests? Why emphasize prayer rather than action during this turbulent time in the Church? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with the author, Kathleen Beckman about her book, Praying for Priests to address these questions and more.  Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is the Foundation of Prayer for Priests and how... Read More

The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage Pt. 2 – Latest Podcast

September 11, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, FEATURED, Melissa Elson, Resources Edition, Show Notes

The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage Pt. 2 What brought a loving Protestant couple's marriage to ruins and how did the Catholic Church heal this divide? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part two of their interview with Dr. David Anders about his book, The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What converted David from a staunch Protestant background to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic... Read More

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies Part 4 – Do Catholics worship Mary?

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies Part 4 – Do Catholics worship Mary?

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies Part 4 Why do Catholics call priests Father? Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest instead of directly to God? Do Catholics really worship Mary? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part four of their interview with Dr. Gerard Verschuuren about his book, Forty Anti-Catholic Lies to debunk these myths. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Jesus says to call no man father, so why do Catholics... Read More

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies Part 3 – Did Catholics invent purgatory? Is the pope the anti-Christ?

August 21, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Melissa Elson, Resources Edition, Show Notes

Did Catholics invent purgatory? Is the pope the anti-Christ? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part three of their interview with Dr. Gerard Verschuuren about his book, Forty Anti-Catholic Lies to debunk these myths. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Did Catholics invent purgatory?  Why do non-Catholics believe that the pope is the anti-Christ? Can Catholics earn their salvation? What is the difference between salvation... Read More

Suffering, Forgiveness, and the Holy Spirit

August 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Melissa Elson, Prayer, Suffering

Join Dan Burke as he answers questions from listeners about forgiving others, prayers during suffering, and the Holy Spirit. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Is it right to pray for God's judgment on someone who caused us injustice? How can we pray during suffering and avoid despair? Why do some people resist the Holy Spirit? Are prayers during suffering, when you do not feel engaged in prayer, reaching God? Is God pleased... Read More

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