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Sister Simone Campbell is the executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice and leader of the Nuns on the Bus campaign. Sister Campbell has extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on “Mend the Gap” issues like economic justice, immigration reform, and healthcare.

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Father Dave reads and responds to some of the recent comments made by several U.S. Bishops and Cardinals concerning the recent executive orders by President Trump regarding refugees. (Original Air 01-30-17)

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Can a person who is Christian, but not Catholic, receive the Eucharist? Father Dave explains. (Original Air 01-12-17)

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Have you ever had a difficult time finding the "right" words for a prayer? A caller explains her trouble composing personal prayers that accurately describe what she is trying to pray for. Father Dave offers some tips for improving our personal prayer lives. (Original Air 01-12-17)

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What is the proper way to receive the host during Communion? A caller shares a story of being told by a priest that he was receiving the Eucharist incorrectly, and asks Father Dave to explain the specific way to receive and consume The Body of Christ. For more information, check out our video "Sacraments 101: Eucharist (How We Receive)." (Original Air 01-12-17)

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A woman with a serious medical condition calls Father Dave seeking advice. She has a heart condition that could put her life in danger if she were to become pregnant. Her doctors are encouraging her to take birth control to prevent pregnancy with her condition, but she does not feel comfortable taking it, since it goes against the teachings of The Church. Father Dave offers guidance. (Original Air 01-10-17)

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Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time. Sometimes, we have hardened hearts towards particular people in our lives. A reflection on striving for a heart full of compassion, like Jesus had, so we can be more open and accepting towards others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 01-12-17.

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A caller asks, "What constitutes apostasy?" after watching "Silence," a Martin Scorsese film about two Christian missionaries searching for their missing mentor in Japan at a time when Christianity was outlawed. (Original Air 01-10-17)

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A caller is troubled that her adult children consider themselves Atheists, despite her many attempts to invite them back to the faith. Father Dave offers some encouraging words on gently approaching this difficult situation. (Original Air 01-10-17)

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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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