Select segments from the show on The Catholic Channel - SiriusXM ch. 129

Is it a sin to miss Mass while on vacation? Just in time for 4th of July weekend, Father Dave answers a question from a concerned listener. (Original Air 05-10-16)

Direct download: 05-10-16_Missing_Mass_on_Vacation.mp3
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The passing away of a loved one is always a difficult situation. Unfortunately, the burial process can be difficult too, especially when it deals with cremation and the placement of a person's ashes. A caller asks Father Dave if it is against Church teaching to spread ashes in a public place. (Original Air 05-10-16)

Direct download: 05-10-16_Questions_About_Cremation.mp3
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How do "Seinfeld's" George Costanza or "Star Trek's" Captain James Tiberius Kirk relate to our faith lives? They both constantly aspire to the highest pinnacles! Father Dave and Brett discuss how we often try to experience bigger and better faith moments than the last time, and the dangers of seeking to outdo. (Original Air 06-10-16)

Direct download: 06-10-16_Always_Trying_to_Achieve_the_Highest_Point.mp3
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How can the Catholic Church stay relevant? Father Dave looks back on his recent trip to the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, where he moderated a discussion on attracting new members to the faith. Father Dave and Brett talk more about what must be done to keep future generations interested in being Catholic. (Original Air 05-24-16)

Direct download: 05-24-16_Jacksonville_Conference.mp3
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Have you ever attended a mass where the priest had his back turned to the congregation? Father Dave explains an uncommon phenomenon that occasionally occurs, especially in European churches. (Original Air 06-01-16)

Direct download: 06-01-16_A_Backwards_Celebration.mp3
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Brett reflects on his experience participating in the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk to support suicide awareness, and shares some of the powerful conversations about mental health issues he had with fellow walkers along the way. (Original Air 06-06-16)

Direct download: 06-06-16_Brett_Recaps_The_Suicide_Awareness_Walk.mp3
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Following the Orlando tragedy Father Dave continues his discussion with the listeners. We take a call from a gay catholic who describes the difficulty and challenges he faces as a gay catholic. Father Dave also reads a message from another gay catholic who details how homophobia in The Church effected his life and how it caused him to contemplate suicide. (Original Air 06-15-16)

Direct download: 06-15-16_Two_Gay_Catholics_Tell_Their_Story.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT

Father Dave discusses the tragic shooting at a gay club in Orlando. In doing so, he addresses the responses by several bishops, and also the sad and unfortunate homophobia he finds in the Church. (Original Air 06-14-16)

Direct download: 06-14-16_Orlando_Shooting_and_Homophobia_In_The_Church.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

Brett reflects on the recent death of his grandmother, which leads to a conversation about the challenges that each generation faced while growing up, and how future generations might be affected by the decisions we make today. (Original Air 06-01-16)

Direct download: 06-01-16_Brett_Reflects_on_His_Life_After_He_Loses_His_Grandmother.mp3
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A mother calls into the show concerned about her daughter's desire to get married outdoors. Father Dave gives advice on how to approach the conversation, and explains the significance of getting married inside a Catholic Church. (Original Air 05-25-15)

Direct download: 05-25-15_Getting_Married_In_Outdoor_Wedding.mp3
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