Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer questions about distractions in prayer, contemplative aridity, and the importance of self-knowledge in overcoming sin.
Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer listener’s questions on prayer, intercession, repetitive prayer, spiritual desolation, and internet addiction on this installment of Divine Intimacy Radio.
Dan Burke interviews Father Jacques Philippe on prayer, spiritual aridity or dryness, and the theological virtues in part one of this two-part Divine Intimacy Radio series.
What might the dark night look like for a priest? For that matter, what might the dark night look like for anyone? Find out in this profoundly moving video “The Cross of Father DiAngelo” by Richard K. Carlton, on this memorial of St. John Vianney, patron of priests, confessors and pastors.
This week Dan and Melissa discuss a follow-up question about the writings of Father Anthony de Mello leading someone to the Catholic Church. Also, Dan answers questions regarding the need to disclose your past during spiritual direction, as well as discerning God’s voice in prayer.
Who is Fr Anthony de Mello and can we trust his spiritual writings to lead us to a deeper union with Christ? Dan and Melissa discuss the problems with Fr de Mello’s influential spiritual guidance and the Catholic Church’s position on non-Christian teachings.