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Does Mary Hear Our Prayers Like God?

A Protestant calls Father Dave looking to understand why Catholics have such a deep devotion to Mary. The caller wonders why we don’t just go straight to God instead of praying to Mary/ Father Dave explains why Catholics are devoted to Mary, and what role she plays in our prayer lives. (Original Air 08-15-17)

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Fatherly Advice: Denied From Serving in the Navy

Father Dave shares some Fatherly Advice with a young man who was recently denied from serving in the Navy. The caller has had a desire to serve for a long time, and has worked extremely hard to put himself in the best possible position to succeed. After being denied, the caller finds himself questioning his faith. (Original Air 05-03-17)

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Why Do We Have Statues in the Church?

Father Dave hears from a caller whose Presbyterian friend asks her why Catholics have statues of saints, since the Bible says we should not worship statues. Father Dave explains the role that statues play in the Church and in our faith. (Original Air 08-10-17)

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Julianna Zobrist on Confidence and Courage

Singer, speaker, and author Julianna Zobrist stops by the studio to discuss her new book, “Pull it Off: Removing Your Fears and Putting on Confidence.” She chats with Father Dave about how to grow in confidence, exercise our courage, and be free to be the people God has created us to be. Original Air 9-17-18

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Dealing with Cancer, Struggling with Faith

A woman whose husband has cancer shares the difficulty of maintaining her faith life and her marriage throughout such a difficult time. Father Dave shares some encouraging words for this trying period in their lives. (Original Air 04-20-17)

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40 Days for Life

Shawn Carney, president and CEO of the pro-life advocacy group 40 Days for Life, stops by the studio to discuss the organization’s work and how it has changed lives. He explains how he was inspired to start 40 Days for Life, and God’s hand in all of it. 9-13-18

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What Does the Church Think About the Charismatic Renewal?

A listener named Beth asks about the Charismatic movement in the Catholic Church. Father Dave explains that the Church does not have any official teaching on the Charismatic Renewal. It is not suppressed by the Church, but we do not see it as often because it’s not the mainstream form of prayer and worship in many Catholic communities, and also because it has ties to certain cultures. Original Air 9-06-18

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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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Can You Skip Purgatory If You Receive Anointing of the Sick Before Death?

A listener named Kathy calls into the show and asks, “Are we able to skip purgatory if we receive the Anointing of the Sick before death?” Kathy shares that she was taught this, and Father Dave explains that it’s actually incorrect. He says that while our sins are forgiven by God, we still owe temporal punishment to purify ourselves. Original Air 9-18-18

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‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’

Three leading men from “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” stop by the studio to discuss the new film. Luke Zamperini, son of Louis Zamperini, Evangelist Will Graham, who plays his grandfather, Billy Graham, and actor Samuel Hunt share their experience working on the movie, which follows the story of Louis Zamperini’s return to the US after being a prisoner of war, and his journey to faith and healing. They each share how Louis’ story has inspired their own lives. Original Air 9-10-18

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