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Meaning Behind the Phrase: “Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord”

A listener calls in with a Mass Class question of faith. She asks Father Dave about the meaning behind the phrase, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.” (Original Air 09-06-17)

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I Feel Guilty for Not Donating

Have you ever felt guilty about not donating to an organization? A caller explains that she’s hesitant to donate to some organizations out of fear that the group may misappropriate her gift. Father Dave recognizes her concerns and tries to encourage her to overcome some of her reluctance when it comes to charitable giving. (Original Air 08-30-17)

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The History of Baptisms

A caller asks Father Dave how long baptisms were performed before Jesus was baptized. Father Dave shares some history about the origins of baptism. (Original Air 09-05-17)

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Is a Mass Valid If a Priest Is in a State of Sin?

A caller asks If a priest is in a state of sin, does a Mass still count as valid? Father Dave explains. (Original Air 08-30-17)

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Fatherly Advice: PTSD and Relationships

Father Dave receives an email from a listener who suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She describes how her PTSD caused her to do some regrettable things that hurt some people including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend doesn’t fully understand what she was dealing with and is having a difficult time forgiving her for her past actions. Father Dave offers her some advice on how to handle this difficult situation. (Original Air 09-05-17)

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Fatherly Advice: Dealing with a Former Boss

A woman calls looking for Fatherly Advice on how to handle feeling betrayed by a past boss. The caller left her past job to pursue other opportunities, and recently found out that her old boss, who she considered a supportive friend, has been telling everyone that she was fired. Father Dave offers some advice on the situation. (Original Air 08-24-17)

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Searching for a New Parish

A caller who recently moved to a new part of the country is having a hard time finding a parish where she feels welcomed. Father Dave offers her some encouraging words about being persistent in her search for a spiritual home, and reflects the importance of feeling accepted in our faith lives.(Original Air 09-05-17)

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Is It Sinful to Live Outside Your Means?

A caller wonders if living with debt, or spending money you don’t have, is sinful against God. Father Dave sheds some light on how we can view debt and fiscal responsibility as Catholics. (Original Air 08-29-17)

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Does Mary Hear Our Prayers Like God?

A Protestant calls Father Dave looking to understand why Catholics have such a deep devotion to Mary. The caller wonders why we don’t just go straight to God instead of praying to Mary/ Father Dave explains why Catholics are devoted to Mary, and what role she plays in our prayer lives. (Original Air 08-15-17)

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Fatherly Advice: Should I Be Worried?

A woman who is twelve weeks pregnant shares her anxiety over her pregnancy, and worry about what the future holds for her and her soon-to-be family. She wonders if this is normal, and if she should offer up her worrying to God. Father Dave tries to ease some of her worries by explaining that Jesus is here to help. (Original Air 08-24-17)

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