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Father Dave Responds to the Pope’s Guidelines for Reporting Clergy Abuse

  In this clip from the Busted Halo Show, Father Dave discusses Pope Francis’ new global standards for reporting clergy abuse. Three months after the…

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Steve Weidenkopf: ‘Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church’

Steve Weidenkopf, author and professor of church history at the graduate school of Christendom College, discusses his new book “Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church” with Father Dave. Weidenkopf takes a closer look at the historical context of major church events like the Crusades and the Protestant Reformation.

 

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God is Trustworthy, but Do You Trust Him?

Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave focuses on how difficult trusting in God can be. God is worthy of our trust, but we can block ourselves from trusting him. Father Dave challenges us to try harder to be confident in God this week. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-02-19

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Passing the Baton

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. Father Dave speaks about the crippled man asking for help in today’s reading from Acts of the Apostle. Father Dave points out that we are called to bring healing and reconciliation just as the apostles did after Jesus’ Resurrection. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-24-19

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Not Recognizing Jesus

Tuesday in the Octave of Easter. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Mary Magdalene doesn’t recognize Jesus after the Resurrection. Father Dave asks about how many times we struggle to recognize Jesus in our own lives and invites us to try harder to recognize Christ in our day-to-day. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-23-19

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Fatherly Advice: I Was Fired, How Do I Get Rid of Resentment?

A listener calls looking for some Fatherly Advice on how to handle feelings of resentment after being let go from her job with the Church.

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How Do I Explain to Others Why Confession Is Important?

A caller named Jennifer asks, “How do I explain to my non-Catholic family members that Confession is important?” She explains that her son is preparing for his first Reconciliation, and she wants to describe to her family why we have this Sacrament. Father Dave explains that sin is communal and it affects everyone, so Confession is a way for us to hold ourselves accountable and receive God’s mercy. Original Air 2-06-18

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The Tomb Cannot Contain Christ

Easter Sunday. Father Dave reflects on Jesus’ empty tomb and the power of the Resurrection. He points out that the tomb could not contain Jesus, and we too must resist the temptation to keep Jesus in a “container,” restricting him to one part of our lives. We must allow room for him in all aspects of our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-21-19

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What the Road to Emmaus Story Teaches Us About the Mass

In this clip from the Busted Halo show, Father Dave and Christina examine the story of Jesus’ appearance on the Road to Emmaus from Luke 24:13-35 and reflect on its message about the importance of the Mass.

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Fatherly Advice: My Prayer Life Feels Stagnant

A listener named Maria shares that she feels her prayer life is at a standstill. She asks Father Dave for advice on how to grow deeper in her relationship with Christ. Father Dave encourages her to keep praying and to add something new into her routine, like volunteer work. He also points out that just because we get bored or don’t always feel close to God, it doesn’t mean that God isn’t near. Original Air 1-23-18

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