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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

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 we do if we cannot seem to focus on the mysteries of the rosary while praying the rosary?
  • How do we know when we are moving from the purgative stage of prayer to the illuminative stage?
  • Can one who has reached the illuminative stage of prayer fall back to the purgative stage?

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Sep 25, 2018

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 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 modernism?
  • How did Pope Benedict's personal, spiritual life and perspective of relationship with God shape his pontificate?
  • What is the devotion to the Holy Face and why was it significant to Pope Benedict?
  • What were some of the misunderstandings about Pope Benedict?
  • What is metanoia? Why is it a reoccuring theme in the book and in Pope Benedict's pontificate?

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Sep 21, 2018

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 St. John of the Cross?
  • How can we overcome habitual, mortal sin?
  • Why is confession so important in overcoming habitual sin?
  • Is the desire for prayer incompatible with being in the state of mortal sin?
  • Is it ever inappropriate to ask questions about spiritual matters?

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Sep 18, 2018

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 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 can one spiritually adopt a priest or bishop?
  • Why is prayer for priests so important?
  • Why is the priesthood attacked by the demonic spirits more frequently, deliberately and intensely?
  • Why should we spend time in prayer about the crisis in the Church rather than taking action?
  • What weapons do we have in the Church to combat the demons?
  • What is Auxilium Christianorum?
  • What resources are offered at Foundation of Prayer for Priests?

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Sep 14, 2018

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the news, conflict within in the Church, righteous anger, and Jesus' view on wealth and holiness.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:

  • In light of his recent appointment as President of EWTN News, how will Dan's spirituality impact the way he manages the news for EWTN?
  • How should we deal with conflict in the Church? Should we react as Jesus did in the temple in response to the money changers?
  • What is righteous anger?
  • Jesus says that riches are an obstacle for entering heaven. Can we still be saints if we are successful monetarily?

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Sep 11, 2018

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 two 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 Catholic Church?
  • What role did St. Therese of Lisieux play in convincing Dr. Anders to become Catholic?
  • Why did Dr. Anders initially reject God's grace?
  • How did the sacrament of confession change Dr. Anders' outlook on the Protestant view of salvation?
  • What is wrong if a practicing, faithful Catholic couple is having a tough time with their marriage?

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Sep 7, 2018

Explore the wisdom of the carmelites as Dan Burke answers your questions regarding dealing with the crisis in the Church, mental prayer, consolations, mortification of the senses and infused recollection.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:

  • How do we know where the true shepherds reside within the Church in light of the current scandals? 
  • What does St. John of the Cross say about the mortification of the senses?
  • How much should reading play a role in mental prayer especially when one is experiencing dryness in prayer?
  • What is the difference between consolation in prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit moving one's heart in prayer toward virtue, contrition, gratitude, etc.?"
  • What should one do when he or she comes from a culture that insists on acting a certain way towards enemies of the family?
  • What is the difference between infused recollection and infused contemplation?

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Sep 4, 2018

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:anders

  • What converted David from a staunch Protestant background to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic Church?
  • What were some of the lies Dr. Anders believed about Catholicism?
  • Why was Dr. Anders' conversion so difficult for him?
  • What happened during their marriage to bring about such feelings of animosity towards each other?
  • How did the Catholic Church heal the marriage?
  • Is there any marriage preparation in modern Protestantism to help prepare the couple for the challenges they may face in their lives as husband and wife?

Resources:The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage

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