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Teaching Kids Tolerance

A caller wonders how she can talk to her teenagers about the importance of the Sacrament of Marriage and the Church’s stance on Marriage, while also talking to them about accepting and loving people in the LGBT community who feel disenfranchised. (Original Air 02-10-17)

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Can a Eucharistic Minister Deny Me the Eucharist?

A listener emails Father Dave with questions after a Eucharistic Minister denied giving her the Eucharist in the hospital, after she mentioned that she had not been to confession in a year. Father Dave explains why a Eucharistic Minister should never deny anybody the Host. (Original Air 02-03-17)

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Why Are We Catholic and Not Jewish?

If we are supposed to live in the image and likeness of Jesus, why are we Catholic and not Jewish? Father Dave answers a question from a listener wondering about Jesus’ Jewish faith. (Original Air 02-08-17)

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Why Do We Celebrate Mass Every Day?

Why do Catholics celebrate Mass on weekdays? A caller asks why daily Mass exists if the Bible says we should celebrate on the Sabbath. Father Dave helps clear up why Catholics are invited to participate in Mass every day and are not restricted to only their Sunday obligation. (Original Air 01-17-17)

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Fatherly Advice: Keeping Kids Involved in Faith

A new Catholic school teacher asks Father Dave how he can do a better job keeping his students involved in their faith, and encouraging them to explore it on a deeper level. Father Dave provides some helpful ideas on how to keep kids interested in God without scaring them away. (Original Air 02-02-17)

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Fatherly Advice: Being Pressured to Convert

A teenage listener feels that her Grandmother is trying to pressure her into converting to Episcopalian, and asks Father Dave for advice. She doesn’t know how to tell her Grandmother that she doesn’t want to convert without upsetting her. Father Dave shares his thoughts on how to handle the situation. (Original Air 02-02-17)

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Is Mercy Like Grace?

Is grace always offered by God? Is it our responsibility to actively accept it? How is grace related to mercy? Father Dave talks all about God’s grace in response to a curious listener’s question. (Original Air 01-20-17)

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What is My Role as a Godparent?

A caller who was asked to be a Godparent for the first time asks Father Dave about her duties and obligations in this special role. Father Dave explains the role she can play in helping raise her Godchild in the faith. (Original Air 02-08-17)

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Are We Allowed to Receive Just the Blood of Christ?

During Communion, is it acceptable to only receive the Blood of Christ? Father Dave explains if skipping the Host is appropriate, and why a medical condition might require this. (Original Air 01-17-17)

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Prayer Tips: Finding the Right Words

Have you ever had a difficult time finding the “right” words for a prayer? A caller explains her trouble composing personal prayers that accurately describe what she is trying to pray for. Father Dave offers some tips for improving our personal prayer lives. (Original Air 01-12-17)

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