A listener named Sue asks Father Dave to explain the “hypostatic union,” a technical term used in Christian theology, that she heard mentioned in a previous episode.
Father Dave hears from a caller battling addiction. The caller wonders about going to confession in the midst of coping with issues of addiction. (Original Air 03-09-17)
Theologian and author Monsignor Kevin Irwin breaks down Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.
In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, Father Dave speaks with Angelique Ruhi-Lopez, a writer whose own infertility journey motivated her to write “The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples.” Her book was the first authentically Catholic book of its kind to provide answers on the Church’s view on infertility, as well as support to couples walking this path. (Original Air 04-25-17)
Jack Levison, Chair of Old Testament Interpretation at at Perkins School of Theology, and Dr. Robert Fine, a palliative care physician, stop by the studio to discuss the spirituality of end of life care, and what ancient texts can teach us about pain and suffering. Original Air 5-15-18
Ruth Graham, daughter of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, talks about her new book “Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself: An Invitation to the Miracle of Forgiveness.”
A caller named Julie asks, “Why didn’t Jesus write a Gospel? The only time we hear about him writing is when the woman was caught in adultery, and he wrote in the sand.”
A listener named Carol shares that she prays the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet daily, but sometimes doesn’t have specific intentions. She asks if we must have intentions each time we pray.
Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss Luke 6:27-38, the passage in which Jesus tells us to love our enemies.
Can a priest get in trouble if he gives election advice that doesn’t align with the teachings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops? Father Dave answers a #TwitterTuesday question, explaining why Catholic priests around the world are never supposed to publicly endorse a specific candidate for office, but instead help form a person’s conscience so that they can make an informed decision. And be sure to watch Busted Halo’s “Voting Catholic” video, which Father Dave mentions in the podcast, to learn more about the political responsibilities of Catholics and the issues that are important to the Church. (Original Air 10-18-16)