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Jim Wahlberg on Faith, Mother Teresa, and Overcoming Addiction

Jim Wahlberg, director, producer, and Executive Director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, chats with Father Dave about his upcoming autobiography and short film, and the role Mother Teresa played in his faith. 

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Fatherly Advice: Facing Pressure to Convert

A teenage listener feels that her Grandmother is trying to pressure her into converting to Episcopalian, and asks Father Dave for advice. She doesn’t know how to tell her Grandmother that she doesn’t want to convert without upsetting her. Father Dave shares his thoughts on how to handle the situation. (Original Air 02-02-17)

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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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What is the Difference Between Catholic and Protestant Bibles?

A caller named Jackie asks if the Catholic Bible should be interpreted differently from the Protestant Bible. She points out that she knows that the Catholic Bible has more books, but wonders if the meanings of the words change as well.

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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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Singer Florence LaRue on Aging Gracefully

Florence LaRue, founding member and lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning group The Fifth Dimension, chats with Father Dave about her new book, “Grace in Your Second Act: A Guide to Aging Gracefully.”

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Why Are People Granted Dispensation to Marry Outside of the Church?

In today’s podcast, a listener named Tina who works with engaged couples wonders why certain people are granted dispensations to marry outside of a Catholic Church.

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How to Find a Spiritual Director

Claire Dwyer, editor of spiritualdirection.com, discusses how to find a spiritual director.

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Why Are Relics So Important?

Have you ever wondered what role relics play in our faith, and why? A Protestant listener who finds the concept odd asks Father Dave to explain the importance of relics in Catholicism. (Original Air 10-03-17)

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