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Practicing Mindfulness?

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they address the problem with the current trend of practicing mindfulness, from both a spiritual and scientific perspective. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Is there a Catholic version of mindfulness? Can you find true peace through mindfulness? How can there be false peace? Who is Jon Kabat-Zinn? How is the modern understanding of mindfulness deceptive? Is there any truth... Read More

Catechism – Contemplative Prayer – 2716

May 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Catechism, Contemplation, Dan Burke, Mental Prayer, Prayer

Contemplative Prayer — Catechism Paragraph 2716 Contemplative Prayer from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Contemplative prayer is hearing the Word of God. Far from being passive, such attentiveness is the obedience of faith, the unconditional acceptance of a servant, and the loving commitment of a child. It participates in the “Yes” of the Son become servant and the Fiat of God's lowly handmaid. + “A... Read More

Catechism – Meditation – 2707

March 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Catechism, Catechism, Dan Burke, Meditation, Prayer, Prayer

Meditation: Catechism Paragraph 2707 There are as many and varied methods of meditation as there are spiritual masters. Christians owe it to themselves to develop the desire to meditate regularly, lest they come to resemble the three first kinds of soil in the parable of the sower. But a method is only a guide; the important thing is to advance, with the Holy Spirit, along the one way of prayer: Christ Jesus. + “A catechism... Read More

Catechism – Vocal Prayer – 2702

January 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Catechism, Dan Burke, Prayer, Vocal

Vocal Prayer Vocal Prayer: The need to involve the senses in interior prayer corresponds to a requirement of our human nature. We are body and spirit, and we experience the need to translate our feelings externally. We must pray with our whole being to give all power possible to our supplication. + Vocal Prayer in the Catechism of the Catholic Church This excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church is from Paragraph 2702. + “A... Read More

Catechism – Vocal Prayer – 2701

January 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Catechism, Dan Burke, Prayer, Vocal

Vocal Prayer: Vocal Prayer in the Catechism of the Catholic Church Vocal prayer is an essential element of the Christian life. To his disciples, drawn by their Master's silent prayer, Jesus teaches a vocal prayer, the Our Father. He not only prayed aloud the liturgical prayers of the synagogue but, as the Gospels show, he raised his voice to express his personal prayer, from exultant blessing of the Father to the agony of Gesthemani. From... Read More

Vocal Prayer: Catechism Paragraph 2700

December 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Catechism, Dan Burke, Prayer, Vocal

Vocal Prayer: Catechism Vocal Prayer: Catechism 2700 Through his Word, God speaks to man. By words, mental or vocal, our prayer takes flesh. Yet it is most important that the heart should be present to him to whom we are speaking in prayer: “Whether or not our prayer is heard depends not on the number of words, but on the fervor of our souls.” Catechism of the Catholic Church + “A catechism should faithfully... Read More

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