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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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Can a Priest Tell Me Who to Vote For?

Can a priest get in trouble if he gives election advice that doesn’t align with the teachings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops? Father Dave answers a #TwitterTuesday question, explaining why Catholic priests around the world are never supposed to publicly endorse a specific candidate for office, but instead help form a person’s conscience so that they can make an informed decision. And be sure to watch Busted Halo’s “Voting Catholic” video, which Father Dave mentions in the podcast, to learn more about the political responsibilities of Catholics and the issues that are important to the Church. (Original Air 10-18-16)

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Fatherly Advice: Dealing With Political Division

A listener named Lidia shares that she is seeing a lot of division within Catholic circles surrounding the upcoming presidential election. She has seen Catholics tear each other down and judge the faith of the other based on who they are voting for. Lidia asks Father Dave why this is happening and how to tackle it.

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What Are Guardian Angels?

Where did Catholics come up with the idea that we have guardian angels? Are they mentioned in the Bible? Father Dave provides some history and context when it comes to those watching over us. (Original Air 03-08-17)

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Did My Priest Break the Seal of Confession?

A listener named Sean shares that he went to Confession, and then his wife went in after him to the same priest. He explains that the priest told his wife some things Sean had said in Confession, but not his sins. He asks Father Dave if this is breaking the Seal of Confession. Father Dave explains the technicalities of the Seal of Confession, and explains that in this case, there was no violation. Original Air 9-05-18

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Sister Bethany Madonna on the Gift of Vocation

Sister Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life sits down with Father Dave at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis to discuss vocations and what she has learned about responding to God’s love. 

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Dispensation and the Ten Commandments

A listener named Robert asks if the Ten Commandments are considered dogma, and if so, how bishops can give a dispensation for the obligation to attend Sunday Mass due to the pandemic

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Gospel Breakdown: Forgiving 77 Times

Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss Matthew 18:22 in which Jesus tells us to forgive 77 times.

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Fatherly Advice: I’m Struggling With My Daughter’s Decision to Become a Nun

A caller named Leah asks for Fatherly Advice. She shares that she is having a difficult time accepting her daughter’s religious vocation because she won’t see her as often when she’s a nun. Father Dave encourages her to speak to parents who have had similar experiences, and to be honest with her daughter about how she feels. Original Air 1-16-18

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