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Can a Widower Become a Priest?

Brett and Mike have a disagreement over whether or not a widower can become a priest. Who’s right? Father Dave helps resolve the dispute. (Original Air 04-28-17)

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“The Miracle Hunter” Michael O’Neill on the Pope’s Trip to Fatima

“The Miracle Hunter” Michael O’Neill joins Father Dave to discuss Pope Francis’ recent trip to Fatima where he canonized Jacinta and Francisco Marto. O’Neill also provides insight into what Pope Francis meant by his comments about the Marian apparitions at Medjugorje. (Original Air 05-16-17)

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Why Are There Multiple Eucharistic Prayers?

Why are there multiple Eucharistic prayers that a priest can choose from? On Mass Class Wednesday, Father Dave explains why the Missalette offers a choice of prayers. (Original Air 04-26-17)

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The Breaking of the Bread

Third Sunday of Easter. Father Dave says that Jesus is always with us, and one of the many ways we can encounter him is in the breaking of the bread at Mass. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-30-17.

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Dealing with Cancer, Struggling with Faith

A woman whose husband has cancer shares the difficulty of maintaining her faith life and her marriage throughout such a difficult time. Father Dave shares some encouraging words for this trying period in their lives. (Original Air 04-20-17)

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Handling Holy Water

A listener calls Father Dave after witnessing two women take holy water out of the baptisimal font, and replace it with new water. He wonders if this is allowed and if so, why? (Original Air 04-26-17)

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Belief Equals Obedience

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter. Today’s Gospel reading from John uses the words “belief” and “obedience” as synonyms for each other. Father Dave reflects on what this means for our lives. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-27-17.

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Why Do We Say “Suffered Under Pontius Pilate?”

In The Apostles’ Creed, why do we say “suffered under Pontius Pilate,” since the Jews where the ones who put Jesus on trial? Father Dave explains the meaning behind this phrase in The Creed. (Original Air 04-25-17)

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Married in The Church but Not Civilly?

Is it possible to get married in the Church without getting civilly married through the government? Father Dave answers a #TwitterTuesday question, and explains some of the steps couples must go through to officially receive the sacrament of matrimony. (Original Air 05-03-17)

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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 and all of the Masses will be said in Latin. She is excited to attend the pilgrimage but wonders how she can participate if she doesn’t know what’s being said. (Original Air 04-05-17)

 

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