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Father James Martin on Building a Bridge with the LGBT Community

Father James Martin SJ joins Father Dave to discuss his brand new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.” Father Jim also helps Father Dave out with a Fatherly Advice question. (Original Air: 04-28-17)

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Dealing with a Hurtful Sermon

A caller asks Father Dave how she should handle a situation where she experienced a sermon that she found to be offensive. While attending a friends child’s dedication at a Baptist Church, she felt caught off guard by the preacher’s use of insulting words. Father Dave shares advice for how she might express her feelings with her family and friends. (Original Air 05-31-17)

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Give It All to God

Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time. It’s not always easy to be Catholic, especially when God calls us to be the best possible Catholic we can be, no matter what. Father Dave emphasizes that we must always be willing to give our very best to God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 06-08-17.

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Why Wasn’t Joseph at Jesus’ Crucifixion?

We hear about the many people in attendance at Jesus’ crucifixion, including His mother Mary and many of the disciples, but one person who isn’t mentioned is Jesus’ own father, Joseph. A listener emails Father Dave wondering why Joseph wouldn’t be present at his own son’s death. Father Dave explains. If you have a question or comment for Father Dave you can email it to BustedHalo@TheCatholicChannel.org. (Original Air 05-04-17)

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Andy Crouch: Balancing Family and Technology

Journalist Andy Crouch joins Father Dave to discuss the challenges and benefits of technology today, along with the impact it can have on a family. Andy is the author of “The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place.” (Original Air 05-19-17)

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Three Types of Paulist Ministry

Pentecost Sunday. Father Dave Dave talks about the many and diverse ways in which donations are used to help the Paulist Fathers and their missions. If you would like to support the Paulist Fathers, you can give here. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westwood, California on 06-04-17.

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Fatherly Advice: A Sibling’s Guidance

A listener calls into the show looking for Fatherly Advice on a situation with her brother. The caller explains that her brother is moving in with his girlfriend, and she’s concerned because she feels the relationship isn’t healthy. She wonders if she should speak to her brother about her concerns, and asks Father Dave for advice. (Original Air 05-23-17)

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What Are ‘Doctors of the Church’?

A Congregation of One name Patty joins Team Busted Halo in the studio, and asks about Doctors of the Church. Father Dave explains how one receives this special title, and the role Doctors of the Church play in our faith. (Original Air 05-19-17)

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What’s up Is Down

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Dave highlights that sometimes God uses people we might regard as insignificant in society to do big things. In this case, God uses Mary and Elizabeth to help carry out some very important tasks. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-31-17.

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Two Ways of Pronouncing ‘Amen’

You have probably heard people pronounce “Amen” two different ways (AY-men vs AH-men). A caller asks Father Dave if there’s a pronunciation preference in the Church. Father Dave does some investigative work to find out which pronunciation is more commonly used. (Original Air 05-03-17)

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