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Father Dave Convinces You: Why Holy Days of Obligation are Important

In a new segment called “Father Dave Convinces You,” a listener named Julie asks Father Dave to convince her why she should attend Mass on holy days of obligation. She explains that she understands why going to Mass on Sundays is important, but challenges that there is no biblical evidence for holy days.

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Director Fernando Meirelles Talks ‘The Two Popes’

Film director, producer and screenwriter Fernando Meirelles sits down with Father Dave to discuss his new film, “The Two Popes,” which chronicles the friendship between Pope Benedict XVI and the future Pope Francis through a series of imagined conversations.

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Make Straight the Path

Father Dave reflects on today’s reading from Isaiah, which tells us to make straight the path of the Lord. He points out that there are ways in which we can sometimes make it difficult for the Lord to have access to our hearts, and encourages us to make a straight path directly for God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 12-10-19

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The Power of the Magnificat

Catholic author and speaker Sonja Corbitt discusses her new book, “Exalted: How the Power of the Magnificat Can Transform Us.”

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Will This Be on the Exam?

Father Dave encourages us to live out our faith in such a way that we are not picking and choosing what is important. He points out that all of the teachings of Christ are important, and we should not treat our faith as if we are studying for an exam. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 12-05-19

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Father Rob Galea: ‘Breakthrough’

Catholic priest and singer Father Rob Galea stops by the show to discuss his new book, “Breakthrough: A Journey from Desperation to Hope.” Father Rob shares stories of his troubled childhood during which he was involved with drugs and gangs, and explains how his life turned around when he found a relationship with Christ. Original Air 3-16-18

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Fatherly Advice: Talking to a Friend About Coming Back to Church

A listener asks for Fatherly Advice on talking to his son’s friend’s mother about coming back to Church. The friend of the family was a practicing Catholic before she met her new husband, and the listener suspects she has some interest in returning to the Church. (Original Air 10-17-17)

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Prayer Tips: Finding the Right Words

Have you ever had a difficult time finding the “right” words for a prayer? A caller explains her trouble composing personal prayers that accurately describe what she is trying to pray for. Father Dave offers some tips for improving our personal prayer lives. (Original Air 01-12-17)

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Mark Wahlberg on Faith and Film

Actor Mark Wahlberg discusses his new film, “Instant Family” with Father Dave. He also talks about the importance of his faith and the work of his charity, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. Original Air 10-31-18

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