A caller wonders why there is nothing in the Bible written by Peter, who Jesus designated the rock of the Church. (Original Air 09-06-17)
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)
Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that we go to great lengths to try and avoid God and his will for us. Father Dave’s message: Accept God fully. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-09-17.
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)
Thursday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that in today’s culture, people are always looking for the next new and exciting thing. He makes the point that going to Mass — an ancient tradition — is countercultural. Father Dave encourages us to continue going to Mass because these ancient rituals will sustain us more than a new gadget or exciting experience. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-05-17.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)