Paste your Google Webmaster Tools verification code here
Sign Up for our Free Daily Email Updates
Catholic Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5

Women of Grace 3

In the third episode of five of the show Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Dan Burke discusses his conversion from the Jewish faith to Catholicism through Protestantism and finally being received into the Church on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Dan goes on to discuss the Purgative Way and the stages of spiritual growth and the importance of prayer throughout the stages. Dan Burke is the... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5

Women of Grace 2

Dan Burke spent a week discussing his suffering, conversion and healing with EWTN’s Johnnette Benkovic on her show, Women of Grace. Dan captures the stages of the spiritual life in his award-winning book, “Navigating the Interior Life“. In the second episode of five, Dan continues to discuss his conversion from the Jewish faith to Catholicism and from suffering to healing and love. Are you thriving to learn more... Read More

The Journey Home: Marcus Grodi interviews author Paul McCusker

May 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Conversion, Liz Estler, Paul McCusker, Videos

Paul McCusker copy

The Journey Home: Marcus Grodi Interiviews Paul McCusker Thanks to our friends at EWTN, we are pleased to share with you Marcus Grodi’s recent interview on “The Journey Home” with author Paul McCusker, who has been most kind in sharing his gifts with us here at Catholic Spiritual Direction: About Liz EstlerEditor, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction. Liz holds a Master of Arts in Ministry Degree (St. John's... Read More

Conversion

Divine Intimacy_K2

✞ Presence of God – O Lord, You have created me for Yourself; grant that, with all my strength, I may tend toward You, my last end. MEDITATION In…Ezekiel 34:11-16, we read: “For thus saith the Lord God: Behold I Myself will seek My sheep, and will visit them … and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day…. I will bring them to their own land, and I will feed... Read More

The Anglican Bridge (Part II of II)

October 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Conversion, Paul McCusker

Paul McCusker copy

Life as I See It I have written elsewhere that the genius of Anglicanism was in its integration of aspects of Catholicism with Reformation thought. As a Protestant, this was appealing to me because of its familiarity. As someone who didn’t know much about Catholicism, I didn’t realize just how Catholic many of its practices were. The more I studied and became more engaged in Anglicanism, the more I believed it was the best... Read More

The Anglican Bridge (Part I of II)

October 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Conversion, Paul McCusker

Paul McCusker copy

Life, As I Find It As I’ve written elsewhere, my formative years were spent as a Baptist. Then, after a move to Southern California in the second half of the 1980s, I attended a variety of non-denominational Evangelical Churches. I have described that period as a spiritual wilderness for me, as I was alienated by what the so-called Seeker Movement had done to many churches. Well-intentioned evangelism had given way to a superficially... Read More

The Search for Something More (Part II of II)

September 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Conversion, Paul McCusker

Paul McCusker copy

In the late 1980s, many Evangelical Churches engaged in what was then-called the Seeker Movement. Essentially, it was a well-intentioned effort by churches to use a variety of marketing principles and programs to draw people inside.  To an extreme, some churches went out of their way to avoid any resemblance to traditional churches at all – abandoning the word “church” in their names, or meeting in functional-looking buildings.... Read More

How Being a Baptist Prepared Me to be a Good Catholic (IV of IV)

August 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Conversion, Paul McCusker

Paul McCusker copy

Life, As I Find It In my last few posts I mentioned that love for the Bible, for the church, for prayer and chicken casseroles were a few things I learned as a Baptist, each playing an important part in my life as a Catholic.  Well, not so much the chicken casseroles. As Catholic, I think it’s been more about donuts and pizza. The last thing I have to mention in this crazy series is the Baptist emphasis on evangelism. In the... Read More

How Being a Baptist Prepared Me to be a Good Catholic (III of IV)

August 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Conversion, Paul McCusker

Paul McCusker copy

Life, As I Find It In my last post, I recalled how my time as a Baptist actually helped me to become a Catholic – though not in any way that would have foreshadowed such an anti-Baptist decision. But I learned to respect (even cherish) the Bible and to respect the authority of the church. Both are now vital to me as a Catholic. Another lesson I learned had to do with personal spiritual discipline. Admittedly, few Baptists I knew... Read More

Is my reversion real or am I just rebelling against feminism?

June 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Conversion, Feminism, Fr. Bartunek

Theotokos Iverskaya Wikimedia Art copy

Dear Father John, I am a recent “revert” to Catholicism – and I am so glad to be so! Recently, a friend of mine published a book about finding female power through sacred global feminine symbols. This involves, from her perspective, abandoning all patriarchal religious traditions. I never bought into radical feminism – in fact, in college I rebelled against what I saw as the genderless feminist movement. But parts of... Read More

Next Page »