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Who Can Receive Anointing of the Sick?

Does a person have to be Catholic to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick? A caller named Josh explains that his mother is in the hospital, but isn’t Catholic. Father Dave points out that any baptized Christian can receive Anointing of the Sick, and the Sacrament is traditionally used for members of the faithful who begin to be endangered due to sickness or old age. Original Air 7-20-17

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Saints of Our Lives: San Gennaro

Team Busted Halo reenacts the life of Saint Januarius, also known as San Gennaro, on Mike’s last day of the show. Original Air 11-30-17

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How Many Different Rites of the Church Exist?

A listener named Maggie wonders how many different rites of the Church exist. Father Dave explains that there are many due to different liturgical and ritual origins. Original Air 11-29-17

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Can We Forgive Someone While Still Wanting Justice?

A listener named Amy asks Father Dave to explain the relationship between forgiveness and justice. Can we forgive someone and still desire justice? Father Dave explains that we are called to both, but the two are not mutually exclusive. Original Air 12-28-17

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Is There a Proper Way to Wash Altar Cloths?

A listener named Donya calls in and explains that her parish asked her to wash the altar cloths. She asks Father Dave if there is a proper way to wash them, and if there are certain prayers that should be said. (Original Air 12-27-17)

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Interview: Filmmaker Leo Severino Talks Faith

Father Dave interviews Hollywood filmmaker and producer Leo Severino about his new book, “Going Deeper: A Reasoned Explanation of God and Truth.” Leo explains the philosophical arguments for the proof of God and touches on big questions like “Why does God allow evil to happen?” (Original Air 12-18-17)

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How Not to Be Afraid to Express Your Faith

Have you ever been a little embarrassed — or even afraid — to share your faith in public? Are you afraid of being judged? While he was doing a parish mission, Father Dave received a question of faith asking him for advice on how to be less afraid to express your faith in public or at work. In this podcast, Father Dave encourages us to be courageous when expressing our faith to others and explains how to feel more comfortable doing so. (Original Air 01-05-17)

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Do We Have to Go to Mass Twice on Christmas Eve?

Since Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year, do Catholics have to go to Mass twice on Christmas Eve? A caller named Josh asks Father Dave what’s required to fulfill both our Sunday obligation and our Christmas Mass obligation. (Original Air 12-15-17).

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Decorating on Christmas

Is it appropriate to decorate for Christmas during advent? A woman calls Father Dave saying that her family starts decorating their house on Christmas day and never before that. But she is wondering why almost everyone puts up Christmas decorations during the Advent season. Father Dave explains to her the history of putting up Christmas decorations and how it changed after Vatican II. (Original Air 12-21-16)

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Fatherly Advice: Dealing with Grief Around the Holidays

Father Dave receives an email from a couple who recently lost their son in an accident and are struggling with coping with their grief during the holiday season. Father Dave and Brett offer support and advice. (Original Air 11-16-17)

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