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Fr. Chris Alar on Finding Hope After a Loved One’s Suicide

Marian priest Fr. Chris Alar, MIC shares the story behind his new book, “After Suicide: There’s Still Hope for Them and You.”

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The Dangers of Conspiracy Theory Thinking

Dr. Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian for the Archdiocese of Regina Saskatchewan and podcast host, discusses conspiracy theory thinking and how it can be harmful to our faith.

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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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A Good Tool for God

Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave reflects on today’s reading from Isaiah in which God uses tools as a metaphor for how he uses us as instruments of his love. We are called to be humble and allow God to use us for his glory. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, NYC on 7-15-20

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Father Gregory Pine on the Fruits of the Thomistic Tradition

Friend of the show, Father Gregory Pine, O.P., discusses the Thomistic Institute,“Godsplaining” podcast, and discernment.

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Searching for a New Parish

A caller who recently moved to a new part of the country is having a hard time finding a parish where she feels welcomed. Father Dave offers her some encouraging words about being persistent in her search for a spiritual home, and reflects the importance of feeling accepted in our faith lives.(Original Air 09-05-17)

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Can We Forgive Someone While Still Wanting Justice?

A listener named Amy asks Father Dave to explain the relationship between forgiveness and justice. Can we forgive someone and still desire justice? Father Dave explains that we are called to both, but the two are not mutually exclusive. Original Air 12-28-17

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Fatherly Advice: Helping a Loved One With Anxiety

A listener named Kelly explains that her 18-year-old daughter has stopped attending Mass and youth group due to her anxiety. She asks how she can help her daughter in her faith life without triggering her anxiety.

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We Are Not Done Dying

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave points out that the Christian life is a continual dying of self. We are called to die to sin and embrace the life that God desires for us. He explains that we have to choose dying to ourselves in order to serve others, especially during this time of racial tension in our country. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-28-20

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