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Reflections on Mary’s Pond – Gratitude

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Mary

In the midst of the eighteen year storm of my childhood, there were brief reprieves. Some of these came when my father would break away from his incredibly busy work schedule and take us fishing. Mostly alone in the mountains following some meandering brook in the hopes of finding a larger-than-life fish in a small stream was safe, and it caused the tumult at home to fade, at least for a while. It was during these times that I... Read More

Dan will be on Gail Buckley’s “Bible Lady” radio show today (update)

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Marta Goodwin

Dan will talk with Gail Buckley about his conversion, his work at EWTN’s National Catholic Register, Catholic Spiritual Direction, and his new book, Navigating the Interior Life (follow the link and you will find a special limited time offer for an advance signed copy of Dan’s book). Gail Buckley is the founder of Catholic Scripture Study International and hosts the “Bible Lady” show live every Monday nationwide... Read More

Who should I go to for spiritual direction? (links repaired)

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Perspective, Spiritual Direction

Q: Dear Father John, I’m a new Catholic as of April, 2012. I received spiritual direction that was immensely helpful with a priest about four times, before I was received into the church. While in my first confession, that priest told me I needed ongoing spiritual direction for many specific reasons. He said I should contact the pastor because he, as an assistant pastor, could not guarantee meeting with me long term. I did... Read More