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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 21, 2017

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Patrick Madrid about his book, Search and Rescue, where they explore the best approach to bring your loved ones into, or back into the Catholic Church.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How can we present the truths of the Faith to our loved ones without seeming offensive or judgmental?
  • Who is this book intended for, those trying to bring their family or friends into or back into the Faith, or those who have strayed from or never known the the Faith?
  • What is the best approach to begin a conversation about the Faith with non-Catholic or non-practicing Catholic family members or friends?
  • How important is living out the Faith when trying to lead others to the Church or back to the Church?
  • How should we properly prepare ourselves for discussing the teachings of the Church?
  • What does the spiritual life have to do with evangelizing others?

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Nov 17, 2017

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer your questions about root sin as well as the difference between spiritual desolation and depression.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is the best way to determine our root sin or predominant fault? 
  • Can we have more than one root sin?
  • What is the difference between spiritual desolation or the dark night of the soul, and depression or sadness?
  • Is spiritual desolation the same as aridity?
  • Does the dark night only take place during the transition period between the purgative and illuminative way?
  • Can someone experience desolation during the difficult time when he or she first begins a prayer routine?

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Nov 14, 2017

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Maria Scaperlanda about her book, Edith Stein, where they discuss the importance of this 20th century saint and her impact on the Catholic Church.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What was Edith Stein like as a young girl?
  • Did Edith grow up practicing Judaism?
  • Did Edith have any relationship with God as a child, teenager or young adult?
  • How did Edith become interested in the Catholic Church?
  • What did Edith learn as a student of philosophy and more specifically phenomenology?
  • What role did St. Teresa of Avila play in Edith's conversion to Catholicism?
  • What important events took place after Edith Stein entered Carmel and became a Carmelite sister?
  • How were St. Teresa Benedicta's writings preserved during the Nazi invasion?
  • What happened after she moved to the Netherlands?
  • How was she martyred for the Faith?
  • What is St. Teresa Benedicta's legacy here on earth?

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Nov 10, 2017

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 to Buddhism? 
  • If one claims that the practice of mindfulness is helpful, why should he or she avoid it? 

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Nov 7, 2017

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Patrick Madrid about his book, Surprised by Life, where they explore how life issues brought ten individuals to the Catholic Church.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Patrick Madrid tells his story about how he came he became a Catholic apologist. 
  • What was the motivation for this book and the other books in the "Surprised by" series?
  • How does contraception affect marriage and the family?
  • What are some examples of the conversions that took place as described in the book?
  • How does God make Himself known to those who have experienced abortion?

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Nov 3, 2017

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer your questions about despair, discernment and distractions in prayer.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How do we discern or recognize if we're under spiritual attack? 
  • How should one discern his or her vocation?
  • How does mental prayer affect our ability to discern properly?
  • How can we properly discern the truth from lies in our thoughts?
  • How can I keep my thoughts from wandering during prayer?

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