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Catholic Guide to Loneliness

April 24, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they address the growing epidemic of loneliness with author 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

The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity

April 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

How can executives in our profit-obsessed corporations maintain a sense of integrity in their leadership roles? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Brian Engelland about his book Force for Good: The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity to better understand why honesty and trust produce a more successful business. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Do many executives express interest in looking for ways... Read More

A Life of Praise to God

What does it mean to be called to a contemplative prayer life? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about the book Elizabeth of the Trinity: A Life of Praise to God to discover the riches hidden in the wisdom of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Why did Dr. Lilles choose to focus his doctoral work on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity? Who is Sister Giovanna Della... Read More

How Does Your Temperament Affect Your Marriage?

How does your temperament affect your marriage? Join Melissa Elson as she speaks with Laraine Bennett about her book The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse to find the key to a peaceful and communicative marriage. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What are the four temperaments? How is it helpful to know your temperament and the temperament of your spouse? How do opposite temperaments get along in a marriage setting? What are... Read More

Hints of Heaven in the Parables of Jesus

March 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

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 they have come to be... Read More

Does Your Temperament Affect Your Spiritual Life?

March 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, FEATURED, Resources Edition, Show Notes

What is your temperament and how does it affect your spiritual life? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Laraine Bennett about her book The Temperament God Gave You to decode the strengths and weaknesses of the four temperaments. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is a temperament? Is temperament the same as personality? Are we slaves to our temperaments? What are the four temperaments? What are some examples... Read More

From Atheism to Catholicism

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

How does an atheist come to believe in God? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Holly Ordway about her contribution to the book From Atheism to Catholicism to find out what drew her to the Catholic Church. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What did Dr. Ordway's childhood look like in terms of the practice of Christianity? What influence did The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings have on Dr.... Read More

Saints vs. Scoundrels

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

What would it be like for the saints to confront their moral, theological, or philosophical counterparts in history? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Benjamin Wiker about his book Saints vs. Scoundrels to find the answer. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What was the motivation for choosing these particular people from history? Why is the book written in a dramatic context? How much research was involved... Read More

How Deadly Sins Affect Our Relationship with God

Which sins are the most detrimental to our relationship with God? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson discover the answer to this question as they speak with Dr. Kevin Vost about his book The Seven Deadly Sins: A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What are the seven deadly sins and where are they in the Bible? Why are these sins “deadly”? Who are some of the key figures in... Read More

A Devotional Journey Into the Mass

Join Dan Burke and guest host, Stephanie Burke, as they speak with Christopher Carstens about his book A Devotional Journey into the Mass to help us discover the meaning and beauty of the liturgy. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What are the major themes of the book? Why is active participation in the Mass so important? What does “active participation” in the Mass mean and how can we accomplish it? How should... Read More

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