Month: September 2016

Apostolic Prayer

What type of prayer is always heard by God? And, why? Find out when Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Why Communion on the Tongue? Part II of II

Why does the Church see communion on the tongue as the more suitable way of receiving the Eucharist? Find out when Christopher Carstens offers three reflections on Eucharistic Communion, in part two of this two-part series.

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Sacred Elements of Prayer

This week Dan and Melissa discuss the three sacred elements of prayer and how understanding them aids in the progress of the prayer life.

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Prosecuting the Pope

Is it healthy to criticize Pope Francis? How much is too much? Therapist Allison Ricciardi, L.M.H.C. reflects on what can come of “prosecuting” the Pope.

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The Duty of the Apostolate

What kind of duty does every Christian have? Find out when Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen reflects, in this excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Communion

Why Communion on the Tongue? Part I of II

Why might communion on the tongue be more reverential of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament than receiving in the hand? Find out as Christopher Carstens begins a two-part series exploring the theological significance of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue.

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Spiritual Direction and Confession

What’s a good “ratio” for confession and for spiritual direction? Find out when Fr. John Bartunek answers a reader’s question with a short explanation of what is expected in each one situation.

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Love of the Cross

What does loving the Cross truly mean? Find out in a meditation by St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), OCD, on this Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

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Prayer and the Heights of Holiness

You don’t need to be holy in order to pray. You must pray in order to be holy! Listen this week as Dan and Melissa discuss the most crucial aspect of beginning a prayer routine.

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