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What’s With the Timing of the Sign of Peace?

A listener named Sam asks why we exchange the sign of peace during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.Original Air 8-08-19

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Martha & Mary Debunked

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel reading about Martha and Mary. He provides context to explain why Mary chose the better role in this instance by sitting at the feet of Jesus instead of keeping busy. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-21-19

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Archbishop Lori on Social Media and Overcoming Division Online

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore sits down with Father Dave at the 137th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Minneapolis, Minnesota to discuss the work of the Knights and the importance of treating others with charity.

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I Will Give You Rest

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches about today’s Gospel reading in which Jesus promises to come to our aid. Father Dave reminds us to always turn to God, especially in difficult times. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-18-19

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Fatherly Advice: Struggling With Chastity in a Relationship

  A listener named Tom asks for Fatherly Advice. Tom explains that he was married for 21 years and is in the process of annulment,…

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Our Brand Name is The Lord

Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave reflects on how we value certain brands in our lives. He suggests making today’s psalm, “Our help is in the name of the Lord,” our brand. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-15-19

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Is Smoking a Sin?

A caller named Cat asks if smoking is a sin and if so, do we have to go to Confession? Father Dave explains that The Church doesn’t explicitly say that smoking is a sin, but points out that we could make an argument that any way in which we intentionally abuse our bodies is sinful. Original Air 12-16-14

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How Do I Stay Focused When I’m Waiting to Receive Communion?

Father Dave receives a tweet on #TwitterTuesday from a listener looking for advice on how she can stay focused while she’s waiting in line to receive communion. She feels guilty because sometimes her mind starts to wander to something other than the Eucharist. Father Dave and Brett discuss how she might be able to center herself and why this might not always be a bad thing. (Original Air 05-02-17)

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Is It Okay to Have a Funeral Mass for Someone Who Didn’t Request One?

A caller named Mary Lou asks Father Dave if it’s okay to have a funeral Mass for someone who didn’t request one before their passing.

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Ten Times Bolder

Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches near the tomb of Saint Peter. He explains that certain things, like visiting Saint Peter’s tomb, can inspire awe in us and call us to be bolder. Father Dave challenges us to become bolder in our lives of faith so as to inspire awe in others. Preached at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy on 7-05-19

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