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What Happens to the Soul of Someone Who Dies By Suicide?

Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Are you concerned about the state of their eternal soul? Father Dave explains the Catholic Church’s teaching on suicide.

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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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Why Don’t Some Parishes Kneel?

A caller named Missy asks why some parishes don’t kneel during Mass. She explains that she recently moved to a new town and noticed that none of the parishes she has visited kneel. She wonders why this is the case.

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Can Byzantine Catholic Kids Receive Communion in the Roman Rite?

A listener named Steven, who is Byzantine Catholic, asks if Byzantine Catholic children can receive Communion in the Roman Catholic Church. He explains that his children are younger than the age when Roman Catholic children traditionally make their First Communion, but have already received the Sacrament of Eucharist in the Byzantine Rite. Original Air 9-04-19

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How the Nomi Network Fights Human Trafficking

Diana Mao, President and Co-Founder of Nomi Network discusses the work her organization does to fight human trafficking. Diana talks about how Nomi Network started, shares stories of the women impacted by the organization, and explains how others can get involved. Original Air 5-14-18

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Former Boxer Gerry Cooney Discusses His Faith

SiriusXM host and former professional boxer Gerry Cooney stops by the studio to discuss his new book, “Gentleman Gerry: A Contender in the Ring, A Champion in Recovery,” which tells the story of his abusive childhood,  his successful boxing career, and the role his faith played in his recovery from alcoholism.

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What Is the Book of Life?

Julie emails the show and asks a question about the Book of Life, which has been discussed a few times in her apologetics class. Father Dave explains that we see references to the Book of Life in the Book of Revelation, but that a lot of the Book of Revelation uses metaphorical language and symbolism, which makes it difficult to conclude that there is an actual book that gets one into Heaven. Original Air 9-13-18

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Sister Helen Prejean’s Spiritual Journey

Friend of the show Sister Helen Prejean chats with Father Dave about her new memoir, “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.” Original Air 8-19-19

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Tenth Avenue North Singer Shares How He Learned to Follow God’s Will

Mike Donehey, lead singer and songwriter of the contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North chats with Father Dave about his new book, “Finding God’s Life for My Will: His Presence is the Plan.”

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What’s With the Timing of the Sign of Peace?

A listener named Sam asks why we exchange the sign of peace during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.Original Air 8-08-19

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