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

Father Dave receives a call from a listener asking for advice on how he can continue to be strong in his faith while he is experiencing difficult times without a strong community around to help. Father Dave offers some thoughts on finding spiritual support. (Original Air 10-10-17)

Direct download: 10-10-17_FA_Being_Part_Of_Community.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04am EST

A mother calls Father Dave asking for advice on how to help her daughter. Her daughter attends a Baptist high school, and some of her classmates told her she was going to Hell because she is not Baptist. Her daughter was hurt and upset by the comment, and the caller wonders what she can do. (Original Air 10-10-17)

Direct download: 10-10-17_FA_Girl_Bullied.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

On the Feast of St. Francis, a caller asks why some Franciscan orders refer to the feast day as the "Transitus of St. Francis." Father Dave explains the significance of this terminology. (Original Air 10-04-17)

Direct download: 10-04-17_Francis_Called_Transitus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

Have you ever wondered what role relics play in our faith, and why? A Protestant listener who finds the concept odd asks Father Dave to explain the importance of relics in Catholicism. (Original Air 10-03-17)

Direct download: 10-03-17_Email_About_Relics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Have you ever felt guilty about not donating to an organization? A caller explains that she's hesitant to donate to some organizations out of fear that the group may misappropriate her gift. Father Dave recognizes her concerns and tries to encourage to overcome some of her reluctance when it comes to charitable giving. (Original Air 08-30-17)

Direct download: 08-30-17_Guilt_About_Donating.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

A woman calls looking for Fatherly Advice on how to handle feeling betrayed by a past boss. The caller left her past job to pursue other opportunities, and recently found out that her old boss, who she considered a supportive friend, has been telling everyone that she was fired. Father Dave offers some advice on the situation. (Original Air 08-24-17)

Direct download: 08-24-17_Fatherly_Advice_Boss_Fired.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EST

A caller wonders if living with debt, or spending money you don't have, is sinful against God. Father Dave sheds some light on how we can view debt and fiscal responsibility as Catholics. (Original Air 08-29-17)

Direct download: 08-29-17_Sin_In_Debt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am EST

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

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