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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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Make God Great Again

Wednesday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel reading in which Jesus asks us to proclaim the Kingdom of God. He explains that the first reading from Job is a plea to make God great again — to appreciate and respect the goodness of God and all of His creation. Preached at Ravenna Cathedral, Ravenna, Italy on 10-03-18

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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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Bring the Word of God With You

Wednesday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the gift of pilgrimage and the burden that comes along with it. He talks about the life of Saint Dominic and how his relentless preaching defeated heresies. We must be like Saint Dominic and in patience and stand up for the truths that God gives us. Preached at the Basilica of San Domenico, Bologna, Italy on 10-03-18

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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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Faith is a Gift Meant to Be Shared

Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time. Our faith isn’t meant to solely serve us as individuals, but meant to be shared among each other. Preached at St. Joseph’s Church in Cockeysville, MD on 10-25-16.

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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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Don’t Go Back and Forth

Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time. As much as it may be difficult, Father Dave reminds us to try not to go back and forth too much. (Preached on Thursday, October 09, 2014, St. Malachy’s Church, New York City)

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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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