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The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage

The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage

How did the Catholic Church heal this divide? 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 one 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... Read More

The Solution to Your Sorrow

The Solution to Your Sorrow   It’s impossible to be selfish and happy at the same time.  I know this from experience, for if I’m honest with myself, I find the days that I am most miserable are the days that I am too focused on myself: on my problems, my frustrations, my weaknesses.  I’m certain the same is true for you.  Think about the last time you felt sad or weighed down.  Maybe it was yesterday, or maybe it’s... Read More

A Night in the Holy Sepulchre Part 3: Afterthoughts

June 16, 2015 by  
Filed under David Torkington, Eternity, Happiness, Holy Spirit

A Night in the Holy Sepulchre Part 3: Afterthoughts I was sitting waiting for my train at Waterloo Station in London feeling sorry for myself. ‘What, oh What?’ I thought, ‘would all that I experienced in the Holy Sepulchre mean to the vast majority of outsiders, who knew little if anything of the Christian faith?' I was watching the commuters, the tourists, the retail therapists and the other miscellaneous men and women... Read More

Unhappy Life of the Sinner

March 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Happiness, Lent, Meditations, Preparation for Death, Sin

UNHAPPY LIFE OF THE SINNER HAPPY LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN WHO LOVES GOD “There is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 48:22) “Much peace have they that love thy law.” (cf Psalm 119:165) In this life all men seek after peace. The merchant, the soldier, the man who goes to law, labor with the hope of making a fortune, and of thus finding peace, by worldly lucre, by a more exalted post, by gaining... Read More

The Control Freak’s Guide to Happiness

September 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Happiness, Trent Beattie

Years ago, a caller asked a radio host what to do regarding her father. He wasn’t around while she was growing up, and his absenteeism hadn’t changed now that she was an adult. Despite his caring words on the phone, he wouldn’t actually follow through by visiting his daughter in person. The distraught daughter called in and wanted to know what to do. What the host said shocked me. Instead of assuring the caller that her father... Read More

Why are so Many “Successful” People so Unhappy?

September 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Attachments, Dan Burke, Happiness

Dear Father Todd, Popular culture says you're successful when you have a huge house, a couple of late model cars in the driveway, wear designer clothes, and take luxury vacations to exotic places. If this materialistic vision is the definition of success, why are so many “successful” people so unhappy? It is so easy for us to get caught up in the material world as if that is all there is. We can find ourselves basing... Read More