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

A Protestant calls Father Dave looking to understand why Catholics have such a deep devotion to Mary. The caller wonders why we don't just go straight to God instead of praying to Mary/ Father Dave explains why Catholics are devoted to Mary, and what role she plays in our prayer lives. (Original Air 08-15-17)

Direct download: 08-15-17_Mary_Hear_All_Our_Prayers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

A woman who is twelve weeks pregnant shares her anxiety over her pregnancy, and worry about what the future holds for her and her soon-to-be family. She wonders if this is normal, and if she should offer up her worrying to God. Father Dave tries to ease some of her worries by explaining that Jesus is here to help. (Original Air 08-24-17)

Direct download: 08-24-17_Fatherly_Advice_Worrying.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

If God is all-knowing, then why do we pray for the intercessions of saints? A man asks why we need the saints to intervene, and the impact that intercession can have on our prayer lives. Father Dave shares different resources on why Catholics believe that the intercession of saints is a powerful exercise in our faith life. (Original Air 08-24-17)

Direct download: 08-24-17_Intercession_Of_Saints.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Father Dave responds to the most recent criticism and smear campaign that Fr. James Martin, SJ, has faced in response to his latest book "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.” Most recently, a few notable Catholic institutions rescinded invitations for Fr. Martin address them in person. Father Dave defends Fr. Martin’s work and approach, adding that the Church needs to engage in challenging conversations with charity and respect. (Original Air 09-20-17)

Direct download: 09-20-17_Father_Dave_Response_To_Father_Jim_Martin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

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 EST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

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 EST