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Interview: Filmmaker Leo Severino Talks Faith

Father Dave interviews Hollywood filmmaker and producer Leo Severino about his new book, “Going Deeper: A Reasoned Explanation of God and Truth.” Leo explains the philosophical arguments for the proof of God and touches on big questions like “Why does God allow evil to happen?” (Original Air 12-18-17)

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How Not to Be Afraid to Express Your Faith

Have you ever been a little embarrassed — or even afraid — to share your faith in public? Are you afraid of being judged? While he was doing a parish mission, Father Dave received a question of faith asking him for advice on how to be less afraid to express your faith in public or at work. In this podcast, Father Dave encourages us to be courageous when expressing our faith to others and explains how to feel more comfortable doing so. (Original Air 01-05-17)

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I Am With You

Monday of the Third Week of Advent. Father Dave explains the name Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” He understands us fully and His coming means that He is with us. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-18-17.

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Who Are You

Third Sunday of Advent. Father Dave preaches on Gaudete Sunday and poses the question: who are you? Our identity should be rooted in Christ, who is the source of our joy. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-17-17.

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What Happens After We See Them

Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave relates the story of the Widow’s Mite to the importance of giving, and how we may not realize just how much our support affects others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-27-17.

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Bartimaeus: A Model for Christian Life

Monday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave relates the healing of blind Bartimaeus to our need to recognize that Jesus is with us. God encourages us to be persistent in our relationships with Him, just as Bartimaeus was. We should not be afraid to bring our needs to Jesus, and trust that He hears our prayers. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-20-17

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The Christmas Airport Welcome

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas). Father Dave relays heart-warming stories and poignant readings to make an impacting point here on Christmas Day. (Preached on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City)

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Do We Have to Go to Mass Twice on Christmas Eve?

Since Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year, do Catholics have to go to Mass twice on Christmas Eve? A caller named Josh asks Father Dave what’s required to fulfill both our Sunday obligation and our Christmas Mass obligation. (Original Air 12-15-17).

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Decorating on Christmas

Is it appropriate to decorate for Christmas during advent? A woman calls Father Dave saying that her family starts decorating their house on Christmas day and never before that. But she is wondering why almost everyone puts up Christmas decorations during the Advent season. Father Dave explains to her the history of putting up Christmas decorations and how it changed after Vatican II. (Original Air 12-21-16)

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Fatherly Advice: Dealing with Grief Around the Holidays

Father Dave receives an email from a couple who recently lost their son in an accident and are struggling with coping with their grief during the holiday season. Father Dave and Brett offer support and advice. (Original Air 11-16-17)

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