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

Is it a sin to wear religious items like rosary beads, or clothing items featuring the images of saints? A woman calls Father Dave wondering if she can give her boyfriend a pair of socks with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on them. She's not sure if this is appropriate because she was taught that wearing religious items such as rosary beads was a sin, but she points out that her boyfriend does have a deep devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Dave gives her some insight on when it is acceptable to wear such clothing. (Original Air 12-20-16)

Direct download: 12-20-16_Wearing_Religious_Items.mp3
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What's the protocol on giving money to a parish that you don't normally attend? A caller who has recently been traveling and attending different churches asks Father Dave if she should give money on the road or support her hometown parish. Father Dave explains the importance of tithing. (Original Air 12-21-16)

Direct download: Tithing_at_Another_Parish.mp3
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A woman asks Father Dave how she can convince her fiancé to get married in the Catholic Church. Her fiance was married twice previously, and does not want to go through the annulment process. Father Dave shares some words of encouragement and offers advice on having an honest conversation about marriage. (Original Air 11-16-16)

Direct download: 11-16-16_Fatherly_Advice_Marriage.mp3
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Is it appropriate to decorate for Christmas during advent? A woman calls Father Dave saying that her family starts decorating their house on Christmas day and never before that. But she is wondering why almost everyone puts up Christmas decorations during the Advent season. Father Dave explains to her the history of putting up Christmas decorations and how it changed after Vatican II. (Original Air 12-21-16)

Direct download: 12-21-16_Decorating_on_Christmas.mp3
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What is a Eucharistic miracle? How does the Catholic Church confirm whether or not a miracle has actually occurred? Father Dave explains how The Vatican received word of a potential Eucharistic miracle, and The Catholic Church's process of authenticating it. (Original Air 12-13-16)

Direct download: 12-13-16_Eucharistic_Miracles.mp3
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When a priest passes away, are there special traditions that happen at his wake or funeral? Father Dave talks about the recent passing of Paulist Father Lionel DeSilva, and explains the customs that occur when honoring an ordained person who passes away. (Original Air 12-12-16)

Direct download: 12-12-16_Paulist_Fathers_Wake.mp3
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Why are bells rung during Mass? A caller wonders if there's a special meaning behind the ringing. Father Dave explains the significance of bells and how they can even help us spiritually. (Original Air 11-15-16)

Direct download: 11-15-16_Bells_At_Mass.mp3
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Team Busted Halo asks callers what they saw, heard, and experienced at Mass this past weekend, and asks listeners to consider the impact that the first Advent Mass will have on their lives during this special season of waiting. (Original Air 11-28-16)

Direct download: 11-29-16_Advent_What-Did-You-Hear.mp3
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A man calls Father Dave upset about a fight he is having with his brother over the results of the election. His brother is gay, and feels that anyone who voted for Trump supports hate and bigotry. The caller feels uncomfortable fighting with his brother because he loves him and doesn't want an argument to permanently harm their relationship. Father Dave shares some advice on working through this difficult situation. (Original Air 11-16-16)

Direct download: 11-16-16_Fatherly_Advice_Post_Election_and_Brother.mp3
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Have you ever noticed that Advent calendars always are dated from December 1st through December 25th even though Advent doesn't always start on the 1st? A listener writes to Father Dave wondering why Advent calendars are set up this way. Father Dave provides an in depth look into the intricacies of the Advent calendar within The Church and how it changes from year to year. (Original Air 11-28-16)

Direct download: 11-28-16_Advent_questions.mp3
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