Is grace always offered by God? Is it our responsibility to actively accept it? How is grace related to mercy? Father Dave talks all about God’s grace in response to a curious listener’s question. (Original Air 01-20-17)
“Saints of Our Lives” features Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In this episode, we dramatize the life of Saint Valentine!
A caller named Michael asks, “Is Confession useful if I’m not sorry for all of my sins?” Father Dave points out that the Sacraments are where we experience God’s grace, and even though he may not be sorry for all of his sins, the grace from the Sacrament might help him to recognize the effects of his behavior. Father Dave also encourages him to speak to a priest or spiritual director. Original Air 3-01-18
Author, theologian, and friend of the show Father Jeff Kirby chats with Father Dave about his new book, “God’s Search for Us: Five Truths from a Missing Coin.” He explains the how a commonly overlooked parable relays the message of God’s search for his people, and offers insights into our celebration of the Mass.
August Turak, author and friend of the show, stops by to discuss his new book, “Brother John: A Monk, A Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life.” August explains how an encounter with a Trappist monk changed his life and inspired him to seek a deeper understanding of his purpose. Original Air 1-23-19
Two listeners named Donna and Pat ask Father Dave to explain chapel veils, if Vatican II discouraged use of them, and if it is still okay to wear them to Mass. Father Dave explains that veils are devotional and are not discouraged by the Church, but are no longer required. Original Air 1-10-19
Have you ever wondered what role relics play in our faith, and why? A Protestant listener who finds the concept odd asks Father Dave to explain the importance of relics in Catholicism. (Original Air 10-03-17)
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)
Father Donald Calloway, Vocation Director for the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, chats with Father Dave about his book, “10 Wonders of the Rosary.” He shares his journey to the Catholic Church and stories about the power of the Rosary.
A listener named Bob asks, “How do I pray to the Holy Spirit?” Bob explains that as he has gone deeper into his prayer life, he can’t seem to connect to the Holy Spirit. Father Dave suggests praying the popular “Prayer to the Holy Spirit” and reflecting on the fruits of the Spirit listed in Saint Paul’s letter to the Galatians.” Original Air 1-09-19