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

During Mass, we say the phrase "But only say the word and my soul shall be healed," before we receive Communion. A caller wonders what "the word" actually is. Father Dave explains the meaning behind this phrase. (Original Air 08-24-17)

Direct download: 08-24-17_What_Is_The_Word.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Have you heard that Pope Francis is changing the Mass translation? Father Dave explains the recent news of Pope Francis' "Motu Proprio" and why it may or may not affect you. (Original Air 09-14-17)

Direct download: 09-14-17_Pope_Francis_Mass_Translation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

A listener asks Father Dave for his thoughts on the recent congressional hearing where judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett was questioned by Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin about about whether or not her Catholic faith would impact her decisions. Father Dave talks about how much of a role our faith should play when making decisions that affect the general public. (Original Air 09-12-17)

Direct download: 09-12-17_Public_Service_and_Faith.mp3
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Father Dave speaks with a caller who has a difficult time looking at priests as regular people. She says she's unsure of what to say or how to act around them. Father Dave shares his thoughts on becoming comfortable engaging with clergy. (Original Air 08-09-17)

Direct download: 08-09-17_FA_Comfrotable_Around_Priests.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

The Bible mentions that the sky went dark during Jesus' death. The recent solar eclipse prompts one caller to wonder if the biblical darkness was actually caused by an eclipse. (Original Air 08-23-17)

Direct download: 08-23-17_Eclipse_On_Good_Friday.mp3
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Father Dave receives a couple of calls about the Precious Blood at Mass. The first caller asks why it is okay to run out of wine at Mass, but not the Host? The second caller asks what happens if there is left over wine after communion. (Original Air 08-22-17)

Direct download: 08-22-17_Wine_At_The_Mass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

Father Dave shares his thoughts on the president's decision to eliminate the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, and explains why eliminating this program is completely against Catholic Social Teaching. Father Dave references the recent statement released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opposing the elimination of DACA. Father Dave also responds to Steve Bannon's comments about the Catholic Church and Immigration on "60 Minutes."

Direct download: 09-07-17_DACA_And_Catholic_Response.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

A caller asks for Fatherly Advice on how to know if God is trying to tell him something, and how he can interpret certain signs that he believes God is sending him. (Original Air 08-09-17)

Direct download: 08-09-17_FA_Seeing_Signs_From_God.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss some of helpful practices when it comes to confessing your sins, and offer advice for setting up a meeting with your priest to ask questions or seek spiritual guidance. (Original Air 08-17-17)

Direct download: 08-17-17_Confession_Story_and_Conversation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

Father Dave hears from a caller whose Presbyterian friend asks her why Catholics have statues of saints, since the Bible says we should not worship statues. Father Dave explains the role that statues play in the Church and in our faith. (Original Air 08-10-17)

Direct download: 08-10-17_Why_We_Have_Statues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT