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What is spiritual gluttony? Dan Burke answers on new episode of Divine Intimacy Radio.

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about prayer, distractions at Mass, conversation with God, spiritual gluttony and the timeline of spiritual progress. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What does “let us bless the Lord” mean the Liturgy of the Hours? What should we do when we are distracted at Mass after receiving Holy Communion? St. Teresa of Avila says prayer is the dialogue of the soul... 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

Divine Intimacy Radio – Questions and Answers with Dan Burke

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the dark night of the soul, lectio divina, concentration during prayer and the differences between the purgative and illuminative stages of prayer. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Must we all experience the dark night of the soul at some point in our interior lives? What should we do during the “contemplatio” step of lectio divina? What should... 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

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

Sin, Gluttony, and The Dark Night

August 24, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, FEATURED, Prayer, Show Notes, Spiritual Direction

Sin, Gluttony, and The Dark Night

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer questions from listeners about sin and imperfections, “the dark night,” and spiritual gluttony. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is the difference between venial sins and imperfections? How does personal sin affect others? What should we do if the news draws us to despair? What is “the dark night” that St. John of the Cross refers to so frequently? What... Read More

Frequent Confession of Sin

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part 2 of a listener question and answer forum on frequent confession and the importance of confessing venial sins. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Why does Venerable Pope Pius XII speak so strongly in favor of making frequent confessions of venial sin in his encyclical Mystici Corporis Christi? What is devotional confession? What is a reasonable request for confession? How often is “frequent”... Read More

What to Tell a Priest in a Devotional Confession

How do you speak with a priest in Confession when you do a devotional confession and he says that you don't need to mention past sins as they are already forgiven? I assume that you mean by “devotional confession” going to confession even if you have no mortal sins on your conscience. Many spiritual writers will refer to that as “frequent confession,” since it is still a sacramental encounter, not just a private act of... Read More

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