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An Inside Look at the Knights of Columbus’ Work

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, chats with Father Dave about the organization’s work building communities for persecuted Christians, and spreading awareness throughout the U.S. with their new icon, Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians. Anderson also discusses the Ultrasound Initiative, which provides free ultrasound machines to pregnancy centers to help in the pro-life cause. Original Air 8-07-18

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FD30DC Featured Participant: Trisha

Today we feature a listener named Trisha, who’s participating in the Father Dave 30-Day Challenge. Trisha shares that she has decided to join Father Dave in losing 10 pounds, and talks about how her journey is going so far. Trisha shares that adding exercise into her routine is helping, and it allows her to spend more time with her kids outdoors. Father Dave encourages Trisha to keep up the good work. Original Air 8-02-18

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What Are the Benefits of Praying to Saints?

A listener named Craig asks, “What are the benefits of praying to saints?” Father Dave explains that asking for the intercession of saints is a great tool for helping us get in touch with God. Following the examples of the saints is helpful in living out our own lives of faith, and the saints can be a community of support for us as well. Original Air 7-26-18

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What Should Be Taken Literally in the Bible?

Dr. John Bergsma, scripture scholar and friend of the show, stops by the studio to help Father Dave answer questions of faith. A caller named Alan asks, “How do we know if Noah’s ark or any of the stories in the Bible are actual accounts, or if they are just metaphorical?” Dr. Bergsma explains that Pope Pius XII released an encyclical in the 1950s which explains a framework for interpreting scriptures, and that the Church can help us to better understand the Bible. Original Air 7-24-18

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A Catholic Perspective on Palliative Care

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

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Chloe Howard: ‘Stand Beautiful’

Chloe Howard stops by the studio to discuss her new book, “Stand Beautiful: A Story of Brokenness, Beauty, and Embracing it All.” Chloe shares that she was born with a club foot, and describes the bullying and assault she faced for her appearance. She shares how she overcame it all, and how she is using her story to inspire others. Original Air 6-25-18

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Scripture vs. Gospel

Father Dave answers a #TwitterTuesday question of faith from a listener trying to understand the difference between scripture and gospel. Remember to tweet your questions of faith to @BustedHalo and @FatherDaveDwyer! (Original Air 06-21-16)

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I Baptized My Grandson, Does It Count?

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel reading in which the hemorrhaging woman is healed by touching Jesus’ cloak. The story of the woman interrupts the narrative of Jairus’ daughter needing healing. Father Dave asks why Mark would interrupt the story in this way. He explains that the interruption is the story for us. It is a demonstration that God doesn’t only have time for the very important. He has time for all of us. Preached at Saint Boniface Church, Cold Spring, Minnesota, on 7-01-18

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Heather King Talks Food and Faith

Friend of the show Heather King stops by the studio to discuss her new book, “Famished: A Food Memoir with Recipes,” and her other recent writing. Heather shares the inspiration for her column at Magnificat, and the great people she has met along her career journey. (Original Air 6-25-18)

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Judas & God’s Plan

Jim emails the show and asks, “Was Judas’ betrayal part of God’s plan? And if so, why was he condemned?” Father Dave explains that while God did use Judas’ actions to fulfill the plan of salvation, it was not necessary for God’s plans. He points out that Judas had free will. He also explains that the Church has never claimed or taught that Judas is in hell. (Original Air 6-27-18)

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