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

Is abstaining from eating meat on Fridays during Lent supposed to be viewed as a sacrifice for God? Father Dave explains why we don't eat meat on Fridays, and the intention behind performing this practice as Catholics. (Original Air 03-01-17)

Direct download: Fridays_No_Meat_Sacrifice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

A caller asks for advice on how she can apply a Christian attitude towards people who she doesn't get along with. Father Dave shares some tips for thoughtfully managing these relationships in the future. (Original Air 03-03-17)

Direct download: Treating_People_Well_I_Dont_Like.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm EST

Have you ever noticed a symbol in church that looks like a P with an X overlay, and wondered what it stood for? Father Dave explains what the Chi-Rho symbol means, and how it originated. (Original Air 02-15-17)

Direct download: What_Is_The_PX_Symbol.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

A concerned mother calls Father Dave wondering how she can help her daughter who has been struggling with mental health issues. Father Dave shares fatherly advice on how she can help her daughter through this difficult time, and talks about the patron saint of mental health.(Original Air 02-06-17)

Direct download: Helping_Depressed_Daughter.mp3
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An Angelican Catholic woman wonders if she can go to Confession, even though she is not Roman Catholic, and has not received the sacrament of Reconciliation. She is familiar with the Sacrament after attending Catholic school for most of her life. Father Dave shares his thoughts. For more information on how to prepare for Reconciliation, watch our video on Confession. (Original Air 02-08-17)

Direct download: Confession_As_A_Catholic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34am EST

Father Dave receives an email from a listener who serves as a Eucharistic Minister at her parish. She says that she has a tendency to smile as she is serving, because distributing the Eucharist to others gives her great joy. She wonders if smiling is frowned upon, or might make others feel like she's not reverent enough. Father Dave explains that we should all channel a joyful spirit when we are distributing or receiving the Host. (Original Air 02-10-17)

Direct download: Similing_EM.mp3
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Pope Francis recently spoke about the importance of giving to the homeless without judgement or worry about how they might spend it. Inspired by the pope's message, Mike makes a Lenten promise to donate money to every homeless person he encounters on the street, while also looking the person in the eye. (Original Air 03-02-17)

Direct download: 03-02-17_Helping_Homeless.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

A caller participating in Lent for the first time after converting to Catholicism wonders if he is required to give something up, take something on, or both. Father Dave explains why we make these efforts during Lent, and what our actions represent as we lead up to Easter. (Original Air 02-28-17)

Direct download: 02-28-17_Lent_Give_Up_Or_Do.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

A listener calls Father Dave over a disagreement about eating meat. The caller believes we should abstain from eating meat on all Fridays of the year, while her husband believes that abstaining from meat on Fridays only applies during Lent. Father Dave shares his thoughts. (Original Air 02-13-17)

Direct download: 02-13-17_Eating_Meat_on_Fridays.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

During "Mass Class Wednesday," a caller asks Father Dave about the meaning behind the phrase, "May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands." When this is spoken during Mass, is the congregation giving the priest permission to continue with the blessing of the Body and Blood? Father Dave explains importance of these words in the context of the Mass.(Original Air 02-08-17)

Direct download: 02-08-17_Words_At_Mass.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm EST