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Divine Intimacy Radio

What is Divine Intimacy Radio? 

The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching. They interview various authors about their spiritual books and about the authors’ own insights on those books.

Priests We Need To Save the Church, The

by Kevin Wells

While dissolute bishops and priests around the world grab headlines for their untoward words and deeds, too many other unfruitful priests minister as little more than glad-handing bachelors doing social service work.

Infiltration

by Dr. Taylor Reed Marshall

It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith. 

A Layman’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours

by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

St. Paul exhorts us to “pray without ceasing” — a beautiful goal that sounds daunting, even impossible. But wait! These pages break open an authoritative, time-tested method that countless laymen still use today to pray with constancy and thereby soar to the heights of holiness.

Catholic Republic

by Timothy Gordon

In Catholic Republic, Gordon recounts our nation’s clandestine history of publicly repudiating, yet privately relying on, Catholic ideas about politics and nature. At this late hour in the life of the Church and the world, America still can be saved, claims Gordon, if only we soon return to the Catholic principles that are the indispensable foundation of all successful republics.

How Christianity Saved Civilization

by Mike AquilinaJames Papandrea

These eye-opening pages document the many ways in which Christians penetrated and civilized that debased Roman empire, introducing then-radical notions such as the equal dignity of women, respect for life, protection of the weak and vulnerable, and the obligation of rulers to serve those they rule and maximize their freedom.

The Manly Art of Raising a Daughter

by Alan Migliorato

In these honest and insightful pages – based on decades of his own experiences with his three daughters – author Alan Migliorato admits that it takes sustained efforts to learn the manly art of raising a daughter. But the reward is great, yielding just the kind of father-daughter relationship your daughter needs if she is to grow into a strong, well-balanced woman of faith.

Day by Day with Saint Faustina

by Susan Tassone

From best-selling and award-winning author Susan Tassone comes this beautiful collection of spiritual treasures found in the Diary of Catholic mystic and visionary, St. Faustina.

 

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies

by Dr. Gerard Verschuuren

In these pages, veteran apologist Gerard Verschuuren provides thorough yet concise answers to forty of the most common — and absurd — lies about the Catholic Church.

 

Praying for Priests New Edition

by Kathleen Beckman

In this newly revised 2018 edition, celebrated retreat master and author Kathleen Beckman addresses the current abuse crisis facing the Church, offering Church-approved ways in which you can contribute to its welfare.

How to Think Like Aquinas

by Kevin Vost, Psy. D.

Vost and St. Thomas will teach you how to dissect logical fallacies, heresies, and half-truths that continue to pollute our world with muddy thinking.

 

Catholic Traditions and Treasures

by Dr. Helen Hoffner

This delightful book explains the origin and nature of most of the common traditions of the Catholic Faith, as well as the source and meaning of many of the quaint and obscure ones.

 

The Cries of Jesus From the Cross

by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

For the first time ever, Archbishop Fulton Sheen's complete writings and reflections on Christ’s last words have been compiled into this one book.

 

The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage

by Dr. David Anders

In a culture that breaks apart marriages and undermines human dignity, Dave Anders offers a hope-filled alternative for those who live moral and spiritual lives in union with Christ and His Church.

 

The Art of Forming Young Disciples

by Everett Fritz

If you’re troubled by the number of young people in your parish who leave the Faith year after year, then open these illuminating pages and learn the art of forming young disciples.

 

By Dawn’s Early Light

by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

Traditional and original prayers, as well as teachings and inspiration from Jesus, Mary, and the Saints are woven throughout the entire book to give a powerful shot in the arm and to uplift spirits.

The Contemplative Rosary

by Dan BurkeConnie Rossini

The Contemplative Rosary takes St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila as guides and explores the difference between contemplation and meditation.

The Four Last Things

by Fr. Wade Menezes

Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell; these are the Four Last Things toward which we are moving each hour of the day and night. This book explains and explores these vital doctrines of Holy Mother Church.

Edith Stein

by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda

More than a biography, these pages paint a multifaceted portrait of Edith Stein as seen by scholars, friends, and relatives – and by Catholics and Jews alike.

 

Vision of Fatima

by Fr. Thomas McGlynn

Few books can provide such a penetrating, close encounter with a major Catholic event as Fr. McGlynn’s Vision of Fatima.

 

Surprised by Life

by Patrick Madrid

Here you’ll read the eye-opening, often heartrending life stories of ten people who struggled with some of the most difficult issues human beings face.

 

A Priest Answers 27 Questions

by Fr. Michael Kerper

With wit and enthusiasm, Fr. Michael Kerper tackles over two dozen questions about the Catholic faith in this fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable book.

The Stories of Hymns

by Fr. George William Rutler

Fr. Rutler introduces and reflects upon dozens of the greatest hymns written from the earliest years of the Church through the Twentieth Century.

 

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

by Kevin Vost, Psy. D.

Dr. Kevin Vost gives a substantive yet readable introduction to the seven gifts and how we can humbly submit our wills to the stirrings of the Holy Spirit.

 

From Grief to Grace

by Jeannie Ewing

Grief touches all of us, but it does not have to paralyze us with fear or inaction, rather, it can be fruitful for our spiritual lives.

 

Discover Your Next Mission from God

by Julie Onderko

Read these pages, and you’ll be armed with saintly strategies and examples as you begin the greatest adventure of your life. God is calling you right now!

Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering

by Dr. Ronda Chervin

Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering will bring courage and hope that in Christ and in communion with his saints, you can triumph over every kind of adversity.

Hints of Heaven

by Fr. George William Rutler

In our age, Christ’s Parables are often reduced to exercises in moralism. Here Fr. George Rutler unveils their hidden meanings and how they apply to us.

Overcoming Sinful Anger

by Fr. Thomas G. Morrow

In these pages, the wise Fr. Morrow shows you how to pull the rug out from beneath your anger and reclaim a life of peace and grace.

The Seven Deadly Sins

by Kevin Vost, Psy. D.

Read this book, and you’ll walk away armed with an arsenal of practical weapons to combat these sins and to clear the path for a more profound union with God.

The Catholic Guide to Depression

by Dr. Aaron Kheriaty

This book helps you to distinguish depression from similar looking, but fundamentally different, mental states such as guilt, sloth, and the darkness of sin.

The Temperament God Gave You

by Art BennettLaraine Bennett

Unlock the secret of your personality and learn how to be a better spouse, parent, friend, and Christian.

Search and Rescue

by Patrick Madrid

Patrick Madrid explains how prayer, friendship, and common sense will bring those you love into — or back into — God’s Church.

How Catholic Art Saved the Faith

by Elizabeth Lev

How Catholic Art Saved the Faith tells the story of the creation and successes of this vibrant, visual-arts SWAT team whose war cry could have been “art for Faith’s sake!”

His Angels at Our Side

by Fr. John Horgan

Fr. John Horgan introduces us to everything Scripture and the Church tells us about angels.

Live Today Well

by Fr. Thomas F. Dailey

Learn St. Francis de Sales’s technique of daily prayer and grace-filled awareness that will transform your life— no matter how busy your lifestyle.

Bad Shepherds

by Rod Bennett

Shocked to find corruption widespread in the ranks of their shepherds today, too many good Catholics are tempted to leave the Church, unaware that ever since the days when Jesus’ own treasurer, Judas Iscariot, had his hand in the till, the Good Shepherd and His faithful followers have regularly been betrayed by bad shepherds.

Force for Good

by Brian Engelland

Written by the Assistant Dean of the School of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America, this book argues that integrity-infused organizations are the key to long-term success on the personal and corporate level.

In the Face of Darkness

by Sr. Rosena Marie

In 1927, during the murderous anti-Catholic reign of Mexican president Plutarco Elias Calles, Mother Luisita and two members of her Carmelite community cast off their religious habits, donned secular clothes, and started out on a perilous flight from the brutal, atheistic government intent on killing them.

Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars

by Fr. Charles Connor

This is the largely untold story of American Catholicism: the colonial roots of what started as an outpost and became one of the most important and influential places in the modern Church.

 

A Mind at Peace

by Christopher O. BlumJoshua P. Hochschild

This book offers a calm, measured, yet forthright and effective approach to regaining interior peace in a culture of distraction.

The Catholic Guide to Loneliness

by Kevin Vost, Psy. D.

Through a combination of ancient wisdom and modern research, these pages bring you to an understanding of the root causes of loneliness and teach you the remedies - secular and religious - most suited to cure it.

Elizabeth of the Trinity

by

This short book is a powerful introduction to the spiritual wisdom of one of the Church’s newest saints: Elizabeth of the Trinity.

 

The Apostles and Their Times

by Mike Aquilina

Here is an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Father Benedict

by James Day

In these pages, author James Day unpacks the voluminous teachings of Pope Benedict, presenting his remedies for the many ills afflicting our Church and culture.

 

The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse

by Art BennettLaraine Bennett

In no other kind of human relationship is knowledge of the temperaments so critical and so fruitful as in a Christian marriage.

Lenten Journey with Mother Mary

by Fr. Edward Looney

A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary invites you to walk with the world’s singular model of faith and purity — the Virgin Mary herself — each day of your Lenten spiritual pilgrimage to Easter.

Saints vs. Scoundrels

by Dr. Benjamin Wiker

In this collection of lively and imaginative conversations between the great truth-tellers and the great error-peddlers of history, you will come to appreciate the personalities behind the “Great Conversation” that has shaped western civilization.

When Women Pray

by Kathleen Beckman

This timely work proclaims the joy of prayer and wealth of grace entrusted to praying women.

 

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