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The Four Last Things

February 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they explore the Church's teachings on death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell by speaking with Fr. Wade Menezes about his book The Four Last Things. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What are the four last things? Why is it important to reflect on this doctrine of the Church? Why don't people fear Hell anymore? Why was there less emphasis on the teachings on the four last things after the Second... Read More

Meditations for Lent

February 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Christopher Blum about his book Meditations for Lent and how Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet's reflections on the life of Christ will inspire any and every soul to enter into a new relationship with our Lord.  Questions/Topics discussed on the show: How did Dr. Blum discover the writings of Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet? Who is Bishop Bossuet and what... Read More

Pray the Rosary More Effectively

Join Dan Burke and guest host, Stephanie Burke, as they speak with Connie Rossini for a second interview about how to pray the rosary more effectively through her book The Contemplative Rosary (co-authored by Dan Burke). Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is contemplative prayer? How is it different from vocal prayer? What are some signs that you may be experiencing contemplative prayer? How can vocal prayer and the rosary... Read More

The Little Oratory

January 23, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Leila Lawler, Prayer, Resources Edition, Show Notes

How can we make the home a place of peace and prayer? Today, Dan and Melissa discuss the book The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home with author Leila Lawler to help families orient their lives to Christ. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is an oratory? How should one go about setting up his or her prayer space? Is a prayer corner or space expensive? What does it mean to develop a regular, daily... Read More

Questions You Never Thought to Ask – Part II

January 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

Questions You Never Thought to Ask Part II Show Notes: Have you ever wondered if ghosts exist or if damnation is real? Today, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson get the answers to these questions and more when they speak with Fr. Michael Kerper about his book A Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do godparents of a Catholic child need to be Catholic? What is the real role... Read More

Questions You Never Thought to Ask – Part I

January 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

Questions You Never Thought to Ask Part I Show Notes: Questions about the Faith can be difficult to answer sometimes. In his book A Priest Answers 27 Questions You Never Thought to Ask Fr. Michael Kerper explains how to approach answering questions about the Faith as well as tackles some interesting questions from Dan and Melissa. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is the best way to answer a question about the Faith? How... Read More

Dangerous Mindfulness

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Susan Brinkmann about her book A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness to discover the truth about this increasingly popular, but dangerous practice. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why was it necessary to enlist the help of experts on Eastern religions to write this book? What is mindfulness? Where did it originate? Can the Buddhist influence on mindfulness be separated... Read More

Teaching the Catholic Faith

December 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Catechesis, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Charlie McKinney, president of Sophia Institute Press, about their new programs to teach the Catholic Faith in schools, parishes and homes across America. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What types of books does Sophia Institute Press publish? What are the criteria that Sophia Institute Press follows when deciding whether or not to publish a book? What are... Read More

The Catholic Guide to Loneliness

  Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they address the growing epidemic of loneliness with Dr. Kevin Vost and interview him on his book The Catholic Guide to Loneliness. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is loneliness? Is social media causing people to become less connected? What are the three psychological and behavioral components to loneliness? What are some unhealthy manifestations of loneliness? Why... Read More

Hints of Heaven

December 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

  Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they unpack the messages behind the parables of Jesus by speaking with Father George Rutler about his book Hints of Heaven. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is a parable and why did Jesus choose to speak through parables? How many parables are there? Why is the book divided into short reflections on each parable? Fr. Rutler tells of his favorite parables and why... Read More

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