Preparing Your Kids for First Reconciliation and First Communion With Jackie Angel
As spring begins, many children prepare to receive two sacraments for the first time: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Speaker and singer Jackie Angel joins the show to discuss her and her husband Bobby’s involvement in two new programs from Ascension Press, “Renewed: Your Journey to First Reconciliation” and “Received: Your Journey to First Communion.”
Wake Up With Purpose: Sister Jean of Loyola University Chicago Shares Wisdom From Her 103 Years
Father Dave welcomes Loyola University Chicago’s Men’s basketball team chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, just in time for March Madness! The 103-year-old nun first gained national attention in 2018 during the Ramblers’ unexpected journey to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. She shares stories and lessons from her life in her new memoir, “Wake Up With Purpose: What I’ve Learned in My First Hundred Years.”
Fostering a Spirit of Welcome During Lent With Paul Jarzembowski
Many Catholics return to church during Lent, and Paul Jarzembowski joins the show to help us better welcome others this season. Paul serves as Associate Director for the Laity at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and is the author of “Hope From the Ashes: Insights and Resources for Welcoming Lenten Visitors.”
Giving Up Worry For Lent With Gary Zimak
As we continue through Lent, Father Dave welcomes Gary Zimak to help us give up one more thing: worry. Gary is a speaker, retreat leader, and author with a focus on anxiety, and his book is called, “Give Up Worry For Lent: 40 Days to Finding Peace in Christ.”
Father Casey Cole Talks Baseball and Beatitudes
While broadcasting from the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Father Dave welcomes Father Casey Cole to discuss his workshop and book called “The Way of Beatitude: Living Radical Hope in a World of Division and Despair.”
Can a Catholic Attend or Participate in a Non-Catholic Wedding?
While broadcasting from the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Father Dave received a question from the audience regarding a family wedding disagreement. Christine describes how…
Spiritual Not Religious: Ministering to Younger Generations with Sarah Hart
While broadcasting from the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Father Dave welcomes Grammy-nominated composer and performer Sarah Hart to discuss her workshop, “Spiritual Not Religious: Parenting and Mentoring in a New Era of Faith.”
Should I Give Something Up? Or Take Something On?
A caller participating in Lent for the first time after converting to Catholicism wonders if he is required to give something up, take something on, or both. Father Dave explains why we make these efforts during Lent, and what our actions represent as we lead up to Easter. (Original Air 02-28-17)
Reverend vs. Father: How Should You Address a Priest?
While Father Dave loves answering questions of faith from listeners, he also enjoys fielding questions from members of Team Busted Halo. In this case, Krista’s husband Clay has a question of faith regarding how one refers to a priest.
Do Sundays Count During Lent?
It’s the Lenten question Father Dave receives most often! “Do Sundays count during Lent?” A caller named Michelle shares that growing up, her mom told her Sundays were not included in her Lenten sacrifice. Father Dave explains that Sundays do, in fact, count. When we celebrate Sunday Mass during Lent, the Church still calls them Sundays in Lent. He also explains the Catholic definition of fasting, and that our Lenten sacrifices generally do not count as fasting. Original Air 2-07-18