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What Is the Hypostatic Union?

A listener named Sue asks Father Dave to explain the “hypostatic union,” a technical term used in Christian theology, that she heard mentioned in a previous episode. 

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Confessing an Addiction

Father Dave hears from a caller battling addiction. The caller wonders about going to confession in the midst of coping with issues of addiction. (Original Air 03-09-17)

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Fratelli Tutti: Understanding Pope Francis’ Latest Encyclical

Theologian and author Monsignor Kevin Irwin breaks down Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti

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Dealing With Infertility

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, Father Dave speaks with Angelique Ruhi-Lopez, a writer whose own infertility journey motivated her to write “The Infertility Companion for Catholics: Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples.” Her book was the first authentically Catholic book of its kind to provide answers on the Church’s view on infertility, as well as support to couples walking this path. (Original Air 04-25-17)

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A Catholic Perspective on Palliative Care

Jack Levison, Chair of Old Testament Interpretation at at Perkins School of Theology, and Dr. Robert Fine, a palliative care physician, stop by the studio to discuss the spirituality of end of life care, and what ancient texts can teach us about pain and suffering. Original Air 5-15-18

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Bishop John Stowe on Catholic Voting

Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv discusses Catholic voting as addressed in the Paulist Press book, “Voting and Faithfulness: Catholic Perspectives on Politics.” He discusses his chapter, “The Interrelatedness of Pro-Life Issues.”

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Ruth Graham on the Healing Power of Forgiveness

Ruth Graham, daughter of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, talks about her new book “Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself: An Invitation to the Miracle of Forgiveness.

 

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Why Didn’t Jesus Write a Gospel?

A caller named Julie asks, “Why didn’t Jesus write a Gospel? The only time we hear about him writing is when the woman was caught in adultery, and he wrote in the sand.”

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Do I Always Have to Pray With an Intention?

A listener named Carol shares that she prays the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet daily, but sometimes doesn’t have specific intentions. She asks if we must have intentions each time we pray.

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Gospel Breakdown: Loving Your Neighbor When It’s Hard

Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss Luke 6:27-38, the passage in which Jesus tells us to love our enemies.

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