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What’s the Point of Intercessory Prayer?

A caller named Mark asks Father Dave about intercession, which is something he doesn’t completely understand.

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Home Blessings

What’s proper protocol when asking a priest to come and bless your home? A caller asks Father Dave about how house blessings work, and if she should make a donation once the blessing is complete. (Original Air 01-10-17)

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How to Discern Your Vocation

In honor of Vocation Awareness Week, Sr. Mara Grace, O.P., Vocations director for the Nashville Dominican Sisters, chats with Father Dave about vocational discernment. 

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Homily: Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough

  In this homily preached on the Solemnity of the Ascension, Father Dave begins by talking about the disciples receiving the gift of the Holy…

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Pentecost Sunday Homily: Unused Gift Cards Are Like the Holy Spirit

Pentecost Sunday. Father Dave begins by asking the congregation how many of them have unused gift cards sitting in a drawer somewhere. He uses this as an analogy for the Holy Spirit, which we hear about in today’s readings for the Feast of Pentecost. We sometimes think only other people—certain special people—have the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In fact, every baptized person has the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of them. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-9-19.

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Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on Pentecost, Holy Spirit, and Your Questions of Faith

Father Dave talks to noted rabbi and radio show host Brad Hirschfield about faith-related topics like Pentecost, and also takes questions from the listeners about questions about the Jewish faith.

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A Catholic Perspective on Palliative Care

Jack Levison, Chair of Old Testament Interpretation at at Perkins School of Theology, and Dr. Robert Fine, a palliative care physician, stop by the studio to discuss the spirituality of end of life care, and what ancient texts can teach us about pain and suffering. Original Air 5-15-18

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Dr. Charlie Camosy on Where the Pro-Life Movement Should Go Next

  Friend of the show Dr. Charles Camosy chats with Father Dave about where the Pro-Life movement should go if Roe v. Wade is overturned.…

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Fatherly Advice: Forgiving Someone Who’s Hurt You Deeply

Father Dave gives advice to a woman who is having a difficult time forgiving people in her life who have sexually, physically, and mentally abused her for many years.  (Original Air 05-12-16)

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Is Salvation Possible for Everyone?

A listener named Kenny asks if salvation is possible for all people. He shares that his girlfriend is Catholic while he is Protestant. His girlfriend believes that the Catholic Church teaches that all people go to heaven, no matter their religion, as long as they are good people. Kenny asks if this is true.

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