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Fatherly Advice: Forgiving Someone Who’s Hurt You Deeply

Father Dave gives advice to a woman who is having a difficult time forgiving people in her life who have sexually, physically, and mentally abused her for many years.  (Original Air 05-12-16)

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Is Salvation Possible for Everyone?

A listener named Kenny asks if salvation is possible for all people. He shares that his girlfriend is Catholic while he is Protestant. His girlfriend believes that the Catholic Church teaches that all people go to heaven, no matter their religion, as long as they are good people. Kenny asks if this is true.

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Saints of Our Lives: Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto

“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 lives of Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto!

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Courage of a Convert

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the conversion of Saint Paul and how much courage it must take to commit to conversion. He encourages us to keep our eyes on the Lord and have the courage to practice our faith even when it is not the popular thing to do. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-04-22Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the conversion of Saint Paul and how much courage it must take to commit to conversion. He encourages us to keep our eyes on the Lord and have the courage to practice our faith even when it is not the popular thing to do. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-04-22

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Dr. Angela Gorrell on Joy in the Midst of Grief

Guest host Fr. Stuart Wilson-Smith chats with Dr. Angela Gorrell about her new book, “The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found,” which reflects on finding joy in the midst of suffering.

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Mysteries of the Rosary, Explained

Are you looking for a new and different challenge during prayer that can help deepen your relationship with God? Did you know that there are specific days designated for praying The Mysteries of the Rosary? A rosary newbie asks Father Dave about rosary logistics. Father Dave offers insights into different prayer practices and shares some history behind the newest mystery added by Saint John Paul II. (Original Air 11-09-16)

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Accomplish the Works of God

Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave reflects on the saints who accomplished God’s work by relying on their faith. He encourages us to have that same fire of faith in order to accomplish God’s plans. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-02-22

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Fatherly Advice: Relating to Mary

A listener named Amy messages on Facebook asking how to view Mary as a mother when artwork makes her look so solemn. She shares that she would love to connect with Our Lady, but doesn’t find prayers such as the Rosary to be very approachable. Father Dave and Christina offer some advice.

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Do You Love Me? Serve My Flock

Third Sunday of Easter. Father Dave reflects on Jesus’ relationship with Peter. He points out how relatable this relationship is for all of us. We all have moments where we abandon God as well as moments when we show up for him. Father Dave points out that it is important for us to be reconciled and move forward rather than become discouraged and give up on our relationship with God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-01-22

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How Much Do You Love Me, God?

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter. Father Dave shares a recent encounter with a friend in which he shared that his child asked how much he loved him when refusing to buy her a stuffed animal. Father Dave points out that we ask God the same question when we don’t get what we want. He encourages us to trust that God’s love for us is unwavering even when we don’t understand why things don’t always go to plan in our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-27-22

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