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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 15, 2017

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer your questions about feelings in prayer, the meaning of contemplative prayer, frustrations in life and having two spiritual directors. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Is it bad to meditate without seeing or feeling anything?
  • What is contemplative prayer?
  • How does God communicate with us?
  • Is God really there when we're frustrated with life?
  • Can someone have more than one spiritual director?

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Dec 12, 2017

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 his favorites.

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Dec 8, 2017

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about the importance of the Advent season to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Savior.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is the meaning and purpose of Advent?
  • Why should we fast during Advent?
  • How does the removal of sin from our lives help us prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas?
  • What are the "three comings" of Christ?
  • How can we counteract the loneliness or sadness that often accompanies the holiday season?
  • How can we avoid the secular influences on Advent and Christmas?

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Dec 5, 2017

Today, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson speak with Connie Rossini about the book she and Dan wrote together titled, The Contemplative Rosary and discuss meditative methods of praying the rosary to keep our focus completely on Jesus. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • This book focuses on helping people who have never prayed the rosary, those who have struggled with the rosary, and those who feel the rosary has become dry or repetitive. 
  • Is everyone called to contemplative prayer?
  • Is contemplation something that we can work towards or a gift from God?
  • Why is contemplative prayer necessary for sanctity?
  • What is the definition of contemplation?
  • Are distractions while praying the rosary common?
  • What should we focus on while praying the rosary?
  • Can vocal prayer prepare you for contemplative prayer?
  • How is the contemplative rosary set up?
  • How does the book help us focus on Jesus?
  • What is the "clausular method" of praying the rosary?
  • Must we finish the rosary or should we stop if the Lord calls us to contemplate Him before we have completed our prayers?

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Dec 1, 2017

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer your questions about spiritual consolations, feelings, expectations in the interior life, and confusion in the Church.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Does Dan give speaking events outside of the United States?
  • Why should we not desire consolations in prayer?
  • What happens if we go to prayer expecting consolations?
  • What role do feelings play in the spiritual life?
  • God has left us guidance in the interior life through the lives of the saints so that we may know what to expect in order to spiritually mature.
  • What should we do if we are becoming troubled by news about the Pope and confusion in the Church?
  • How can we determine if a spiritual director is a good fit?

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