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Catholic Spiritual Direction

We war not against flesh and blood: Urgent appeal to pray and act

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General, Spiritual Warfare

Pray and Act! Dear Friends – If you have followed this site at all you know that this is a no-politics zone for some of the same reasons we don’t talk about the Liturgy much. It is a very contentious topic and likely to divide people who might otherwise kneel side by side in authentic fellowship. However, there are times when the sediment of the muddy river of politics settles and the waters become completely clear.... Read More

How to give delight to the devil…

How to give delight to the devil…

How to Delight the Devil! “Let us remember that the devil labors hard to disturb us at the time of meditation, in order to make us abandon it. Let him, then, who omits mental prayer on account of distractions be persuaded that he gives delight to the devil… let us, then, never give up meditation however great our distractions may be. St. Francis de Sales says that if, in mental prayer, we should do nothing else than... Read More

Praying With Your Spouse – A Brief Guide – Marriage Spirituality Part 4 of 4

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Family Prayer, Marriage Spirituality, Prayer


I have an admission to make; I (Dan) really like to pray alone. Several of you have indicated the same preference. Because of this and other human factors, a few have also decided that this will always be the case in your marriage. However, if you have followed this series, you know that, in and through our call to be married, we are also responsible to help our spouses to heaven. Of course, there are many ways to do this; we contend... Read More