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Dealing with Infertility

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, Father Dave speaks with Angelique Ruhi-Lopez, a writer whose own infertility journey motivated her to write “The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples.” Her book was the first authentically Catholic book of its kind to provide answers on the Church’s view on infertility, as well as support to couples walking this path. (Original Air 04-25-17)

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Attending Latin Mass

Father Dave receives a call from a woman who is traveling on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. She is excited to attend the pilgrimage, but wonders if attending Latin Mass will still fulfill her obligation, since she won’t know what is being said. (Original Air 04-05-17)

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If a Parent Baptizes Their Child at Home Is It an Authentic Baptism?

Father Dave receives an email from a listener asking if a baptism is authentic if the child isn’t baptized by a priest. Father Dave explains the Sacrament of Baptism and the amount of times a person is allowed to be baptized. (Original Air 04-07-17)

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Married to Whom in Heaven?

A woman whose husband passed away recently after many years of marriage is concerned that she may not be married to him, or even know him, in Heaven. Father Dave shares what Catholics believe Heaven will be like. (Original Air 04-03-17)

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Fatherly Advice: Discerning Priesthood

Father Dave provides some fatherly advice to a man who is strongly considering becoming a priest. The man has mixed emotions because he has a great job and a girlfriend who he loves very much and doesn’t want to hurt; but he also feels that God is really calling him to become a priest. Father Dave shares with him how he can handle this difficult situation. (Original Air 03-31-17)

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Ernie Johnson Jr. Talks Sports and Faith

Ernie Johnson Jr., sportscaster and host of “Inside the NBA,” talks about his new book “Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary,” and shares his story about the impact that sports, faith, and family had on his life. (Original Air 04-04-17)

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Why Do We Ask for Mary’s Intercession?

A recent convert calls Father Dave for advice after trying to explain Catholics’ deep devotion to Mary to her friends of other faiths. Father Dave explains why we ask for Mary’s intercession, and why Catholics hold Mary in such high regard. (Original Air 04-03-17)

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Lifting Hands During “Peace Be with You”

On Mass Class Wednesday, Father Dave hears from a listener wondering if the congregation should lift their hands during the “peace be with you” exchange with the priest during Mass. Father Dave explains the Church teaching on the proper protocol. (Original Air 03-15-17)

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Mass Class: Holy Week and Easter Edition

Father Dave answers special Holy Week and Easter “Mass Class” questions, including, “Why is the Passion read on Palm Sunday?” “Why do we visit seven churches after Mass on Holy Thursday?” And “When does our Lenten promise officially end?” (Original Air 04-12-17)

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Confessing an Addiction

Father Dave hears from a caller battling addiction. The caller wonders about going to confession in the midst of coping with issues of addiction. (Original Air 03-09-17)

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