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“Beauty in Belief” Blog Interview

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The wonderful women of faith over at the Beauty in Belief blog have just published an interview they did with me this month. I cover a wide range of topics that include: the diaconate, the redefinition of marriage, Planned Parenthood, fallen away Catholics, and ongoing conversion.

Click HERE to read the interview.

BTW, the photo above was taken while speaking at Faith on Tap at the Pineapple Hotel (Kangaroo Point) in Brisbane, Australia during my October 2012 Year of Faith Tour sponsored by Parousia Media.

And YES, I’m holding my rosary!

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Marriage Retreat and Pilgrimage to France in October!

This October 19th-27th join me on a spiritual journey as we follow in the footsteps of the family of St. Therese of Lisieux!

Why should you go? It’s simple: your marriage will be impacted in a deeply meaningful and powerful way. After this pilgrimage, you and your spouse will:

  • Reestablish a strong spiritual foundation and deeper commitment to seeking God together.
  • Show more affection, reverence, and esteem for each other.
  • Develop loving habits that will become part of your everyday life.
  • No longer take each other for granted.
  • Remember that Christ is the fountain from which you receive the strength, power, and grace you need to get each to heaven.

I would like to extend a personal invitation for you and your spouse to join us in France from October 19-27, 2014 to rekindle the love, joy, and passion you once felt in your marriage relationship. I can’t wait to meet you and help you take your marriage to the next level!

For more information, visit Grand View Tours or click on the flyer below. 

SPACE IS LIMITED. DON’T WAIT. BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!

Deacon Married Couples Retreat & Pilgrimage FRANCE

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New EWTN Series “Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy” Now Airing!

Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy on EWTN

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Father Brian Mullady, O.P. and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers examine the inherent blessings and tribulations connected with living the ministry of priest and deacon in the Catholic Church. This series is meant to help the laity better understand the issues and safeguards involved in the ministerial life of priests and deacons who are dedicated to faithful and fruitful service in the Church.

Watch the first episode HERE!

Watch “Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy” on EWTN online HERE  (scroll down to WATCH LIVE), or on your local cable/satellite network.

Air Times in the United States & Canada:

Sundays: 1:00 PM ET

Mondays:  7:00 PM ET

Tuesdays:  2:30 AM ET

Here is the episode list:

Episode 1 – What is the Grace of Ministry? Not everyone is called to the priesthood or diaconate. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Fr. Brian Mullady explore the vocation of ordination and show why ordination requires a special grace because it entails more than just a profession but involves an indelible character and a change to a new way of life.

Episode 2 – What are the Cornerstones of Formation for Ministry? The four cornerstones of the formation for ministry are human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Fr. Brian Mullady discuss the importance of each aspect and how they relate to the development of both priests and deacons.

Episode 3 – Problems in Liturgical Ministry, Part One The liturgy has a long tradition going back to the Apostles. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Fr. Brian Mullady speak of the problem of liturgical obedience and ritual performance And why is so important to maintain the integrity of the Mass.

Episode 4 – Problems in Liturgical Ministry, Part Two Liturgical integrity can often be abused. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Fr. Brian Mullady discuss the importance of adhering to the norms with special regard given marriage and funerals.

Episode 5 – Human Accessibility Priests and deacons are ministers to Christ’s people. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Fr. Brian Mullady examine the necessity of not just waiting for people to come to the ministers, but of going out to them as Jesus did in their world. The discussion will include how to remain in the world but not of the world.

Episode 6 – Intellectual Formation This episode will examine the special problem of intellectual formation for ministry. This includes in the seminary or diaconal formation program and ongoing intellectual formation.

Episode 7 – Affective Formation This episode will examine all the problems involved in how ministers deal with sexuality, affection and friendship. For deacons it includes marriage and for priests the glories and demands of celibacy. Special attention will be given to the recent pedophilia crisis and how sexual demands have led to the demise of even very orthodox priests.

Episode 8 – Fraternal Correction This episode will emphasize the importance of peer evaluation and correction. It will emphasize the importance of clerical friendship and the fact that only a cleric can truly understand what another cleric is going through. This friendship includes the responsibility of fraternal correction if a minister friend is not living something vital about his vocation.

Episode 9 – Correcting Media Images and Information This episode will treat the strange anti-clerical images presented by the media. They will be examined and evaluated for their truth and falsity.

Episode 10 – Authority and Obedience This episode will emphasize the necessity of obedience to ecclesiastical superiors. This will include its domain and limitations. It will also treat of what true obedience is and how obedience promotes humility and authenticity in one’s vocation.

Episode 11 – Money and Poverty This episode will examine the whole problem of clerical wealth and poverty. This will include the nature of voluntary poverty or a simply life style and also the dangers of wealth and success posed to the cleric. The pitfall of simony will also be treated.

Episode 12 – Ongoing Formation This episode will treat of the need for ongoing formation, especially when it comes to spirituality and study of the faith. This will include the necessity of confessors and spiritual directors keeping up to date on the latest findings in psychology and morality.

Episode 13 – Summary and Evaluation This episode summarizes the main points of the series.

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A Life-Changing Confirmation Experience for Teens!

IT’S HERE!!!

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The greatest Confirmation program in the history of the created universe has officially been launched today! (No exaggeration). Check it out at ConfirmationStudy.com

See the New Evangelization in action. This changes EVERYTHING!

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Three EWTN Series Airing in November-December!

#1) My five-part EWTN mini-series, “Christ the Servant: The Vocation of Deacons” will be airing Monday through Friday, November 24-29,2013 in the United States and Canada. Check here for the times in your area.  To the EWTN Family in SE ASIA and AUSTRALIA, CLICK HERE.

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Also go HERE to see my previous blog for those discerning the diaconate!

#2) The series “Authentically Free at Last” (featuring me, Gloria Purvis and Damon Owens) will be airing Monday through Friday, November 25-December 9,2013 in the United States and Canada. Check here for the times in your area. For our friends in SE ASIA and AUSTRALIA, CLICK HERE.

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See my previous post that describes this series in detail.

#3) Finally, my series “Behold The Man: Spirituality for Men” will be airing  on Tuesdays and Fridays for the next few months in AFRICA and SOUTH ASIA. CLICK HERE for the schedule.

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New Look for Vocation Boom!

Check out the new look for the Vocation Boom! website, voted the number one vocation website by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops! If you or someone you know or love is thinking about the priesthood, this is the place to go!

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Vocation Boom! was founded by my good friend Jerry Usher. Maintaining a deep love of the priesthood and a desire to promote vocations, Jerry created and launched Vocation Boom in 2009. I am truly honored to serve on the Vocation Boom! Board of Advisors.

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Help Vocations Boom!

Check out the new Vocation Boom! video produced by my good friend, Jerry Usher:

https://thirdmillenniummedia.box.com/s/gk68896ry75qspmh8flx

“We’re building a culture that’s open to the priesthood, clearing the path to discovery, and unlocking hearts and minds to God’s call” -Vocation Boom! Mission

Let’s all do our part to help Vocations Boom!

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