Mike Donehey, lead singer and songwriter of the contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North chats with Father Dave about his new book, “Finding God’s Life for My Will: His Presence is the Plan.”
Guest host Fr. Stuart Wilson-Smith chats with Dr. Angela Gorrell about her new book, “The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found,” which reflects on finding joy in the midst of suffering.
These are excerpted segments from the special broadcasts Father Dave Dwyer recorded during his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land, alongside Lino Rulli, Brett Siddell, and several other American pilgrims. In this episode, you will hear Father Dave and Lino as they walk along the Garden of Gethsemane.
Father Dave answers special Holy Week and Easter “Mass Class” questions, including, “Why is the Passion read on Palm Sunday?” “Why do we visit seven churches after Mass on Holy Thursday?” And “When does our Lenten promise officially end?” (Original Air 04-12-17)
Guest host Fr. Stuart Wilson-Smith chats with theologian Brett Salkeld about how the Catholic Church’s relationship with vaccines has evolved over time, and the morality of the various COVID vaccines available today.
A listener named Tom asks for Fatherly Advice. Tom explains that he was married for 21 years and is in the process of annulment,…
We hear about the many people in attendance at Jesus’ crucifixion, including His mother Mary and many of the disciples, but one person who isn’t mentioned is Jesus’ own father, Joseph. A listener emails Father Dave wondering why Joseph wouldn’t be present at his own son’s death. Father Dave explains. If you have a question or comment for Father Dave you can email it to BustedHalo@TheCatholicChannel.org. (Original Air 05-04-17)
In the Apostles’ Creed, why do we say “suffered under Pontius Pilate,” since the Jews were the ones who put Jesus on trial? Father Dave explains the meaning behind this phrase in The Creed. (Original Air 04-25-17)
Christina shares that her nephew will soon be baptized, but she heard that baptisms should not be performed during Lent. She asks Father Dave if this is true, and if so, why. Father Dave explains that Lent is a time for Catholics to prepare for the baptismal waters of the Resurrection, therefore, baptisms are not usually performed during Lent, however it is usually up to the parish. He also points out that there are exceptions for emergencies. Original Air 01-04-18.
A listener named Dan asks, “Why would the Holy Spirit lead Jesus to be tempted in the desert?” Father Dave explains that while Jesus is fully divine, He is also fully human, and experienced everything that we experience, including temptation So, it could be part of the divine plan that Jesus experienced all that is humanity. Original Air 3-09-17