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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: 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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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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Why Do We Need the Intercession of Saints?

If God is all-knowing, then why do we pray for the intercessions of saints? A man asks why we need the saints to intervene, and the impact that intercession can have on our prayer lives. Father Dave shares different resources on why Catholics believe that the intercession of saints is a powerful exercise in our faith life. (Original Air 08-24-17)

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What Is the ‘Word’?

During Mass, we say the phrase “But only say the word and my soul shall be healed,” before we receive Communion. A caller wonders what “the word” actually is. Father Dave explains the meaning behind this phrase. (Original Air 08-24-17)

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Father Dave Responds to Backlash Against Father James Martin

Father Dave responds to the most recent criticism and smear campaign that Fr. James Martin, SJ, has faced in response to his latest book “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.” Most recently, a few notable Catholic institutions rescinded invitations for Fr. Martin address them in person. Father Dave defends Fr. Martin’s work and approach, adding that the Church needs to engage in challenging conversations with charity and respect. (Original Air 09-21-17)

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