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Questions About the Feast of the Ascension

Was yesterday a Holy Day of Obligation for you? Did you go to mass? Why do some areas celebrate the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday and others celebrate it on Sunday?  Father Dave explains the reasoning behind this difference to a caller, which prompts Brett to ask more follow-up questions and to comment on Jesus’ effectiveness. (Original Air 05-05-16)

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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: Coping With a Broken Marriage

Father Dave and Team Busted Halo offer some advice to a woman whose husband was unfaithful, and encourage her to continue to have hope in God’s healing power.

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Is Being Pro-Choice a Mortal Sin?

Father Dave answers a question from a listener who’s wondering if being pro-choice is a mortal sin. Father Dave explains the different degrees of culpability in order to consider something a grave sin.

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Everything Goes Through Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Easter. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel about Jesus being the Good Shepherd. He explains that the Lord leads us, and it is important for us to fix our eyes on him and allow ourselves to be led. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-03-20

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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 an Apostolic Church?

Fr. Dave explains what is meant when we pray that we are an “Apostolic Church” in the creed. He points out that the Church was started by apostles and explains apostolic succession, the line of priesthood that has been unbroken since the time of the Twelve Apostles.

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Dr. Josh Packard Talks Loneliness and Isolation Among Young Adults

Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute, discusses research on loneliness and isolation among young adults, and how social distancing has been agitating those feelings.

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Is Mercy Like Grace?

Is grace always offered by God? Is it our responsibility to actively accept it? How is grace related to mercy? Father Dave talks all about God’s grace in response to a curious listener’s question. (Original Air 01-20-17)

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