Dan Burke’s “The Devil in the Castle: St. Teresa of Avila, Spiritual Warfare, and the Progress of the Soul.” Melissa Henson on why the entertainment industry must end the ‘pandemic of media darkness.’ Gail Buckley has our Bible verse of the week.
Segment 1 – Intro and News
Segment 2 & 3 – The Devil in the Castle: St. Teresa of Avila, Spiritual Warfare, and the Progress of the Soul
“With St. Teresa of Avila’s masterpiece The Interior Castle as his guide, bestselling author Dan Burke takes you on an illuminating journey through the seven levels of spiritual progress, explaining what God is accomplishing within your soul at each stage, as well as the finely tailored demonic strategies applied to throw you off your path.” Dan Burke joins us.
Dan Burke is the founder and President of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, which offers graduate and personal enrichment studies in spiritual theology to priests, deacons, religious, and laity in 90 countries and prepares men for seminary in over 30 dioceses. Dan is the author and editor of more than 17 books on authentic Catholic spirituality and hosts the Divine Intimacy Radio show with his wife, Stephanie, which is broadcast weekly on EWTN Radio. Past episodes can be found, along with thousands of articles on the interior life, at SpiritualDirection.com.
The book: The Devil in the Castle: St. Teresa of Avila, Spiritual Warfare, and the Progress of the Soul
Segment 4 – In 2022, Entertainment Industry Must End the Pandemic of Media Darkness
“In 2022, the Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) will focus on one New Year’s resolution: putting an end to the pandemic of entertainment media darkness that is consuming children and harming their health. ‘The entertainment media targeting kids today is saturated with content that that normalizes dangerous, illegal behavior, and even suicide; it sexualizes and even sexually exploits little children as young as 9-11 years old; and it romanticizes wanton, bloody violence. In my 40 years working in and around Hollywood, I never could have imagined such darkness,’ said PTC President Tim Winter.”
Melissa Henson is Program Director of the Parents Television and Media Council.
Read more: In 2022, Entertainment Industry Must End the Pandemic of Media Darkness
Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Teresa and Gail discuss Galatians 1:10 — “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International