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St Augustine On Giving Thanks

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St Augustine On Giving Thanks* (Homily XXXII — Three-fold Benefits) Editor's Note: On this Thanksgiving Day in the United States, in order that we might properly give thanks to God, we can read Saint Augustine's explanation of how Christ teaches us to give thanks … and then, put it into practice! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.  May the Lord always bless... Read More

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The Saints Ever Gave Thanks to God

Thanksgiving has been in all ages the characteristic of the saints. Thanksgiving has been their favorite prayer; and when their love has been grieved because men were unthankful, they have called on the animals, and even on inanimate creatures,... Read More

The Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple (Part III)

The Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple (Part III) Editor's Note: This third part of the “Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple” concludes our series for this celebration from the “Glories of Mary”... Read More

Prepare the Way of the Lord at Advent & Christmas

Prepare the Way of the Lord at Advent & Christmas   Christian life is one of preparation. In order to prepare to celebrate the sacred mystery of the Eucharist, we acknowledge our sins. In order to prepare to celebrate the birth of... Read More

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Root Sin

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer your questions about root sin, as well as the difference between spiritual desolation and depression. Topics/Questions... Read More

Passive Purification

Passive Purification   Presence of God– My God, illumine my way, that I may not go astray in the midst of the darkness of tribulation. MEDITATION Although... Read More

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Differences in Demon possession, Mental Illness, Depression

Dear Father John, What is the difference between demon possession and mental illness or depression as you discuss in unit 122 of The Better Part? There is no cut-and-dried... Read More

Despair, Discernment, and Distractions in Prayer

Description: Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer your questions about despair, discernment and distractions in prayer. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How... Read More

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Courageous and Impatient Love

Courageous and Impatient Love Presence of God – May Your love, my God,... Read More

Prepare the Way of the Lord at Advent & Christmas

Prepare the Way of the Lord at Advent & Christmas   Christian... Read More

Root Sin

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Passive Purification

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The End for Which We Are Here and a Book Club Announcement

The End for Which We Are Here The Lord (Week 23 of 23) A great white throne rises... Read More

Finding the Truth

Finding the Truth The Lord (Week 22 of 23) It is a great mistake to believe that... Read More

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