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

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
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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
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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
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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
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Father Dave shares his thoughts on the president's decision to eliminate the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, and explains why eliminating this program is completely against Catholic Social Teaching. Father Dave references the recent statement released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opposing the elimination of DACA. Father Dave also responds to Steve Bannon's comments about the Catholic Church and Immigration on "60 Minutes."

Direct download: 09-07-17_DACA_And_Catholic_Response.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss some of helpful practices when it comes to confessing your sins, and offer advice for setting up a meeting with your priest to ask questions or seek spiritual guidance. (Original Air 08-17-17)

Direct download: 08-17-17_Confession_Story_and_Conversation.mp3
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Mike and Christina have a conversation about their dating habits and what they look for in a significant other. The two talk about the differences in how they weigh a first impressions. Mike says he likes to keep an open mind when dating someone, and is willing to give just about anybody a chance, even if his first impression of someone isn't strong. Christina, on the other hand, thinks first impressions are strong indicators of attraction, and that accepting just any date is a waste of time. (Original Air 08-16-17)

Direct download: 08-17-17_Mike_And_Christina_On_Dating.mp3
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Former RNC chairman Michael Steele joins Father Dave to talk about politics, racism, and the rights to free speech and protest in the wake of the Charlottesville, Virginia violence. Steele was the first African American chair of the RNC, and the current co-host of Steele and Ungar on SiriusXM's political talk channel POTUS 124. (Original Air 08-18-17)

Direct download: Michael_Steele_08-18-17.mp3
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Father Dave responds to the racist and violent events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Father Dave challenges all of us to look inward and examine what it means to be a human being, and what we as Catholics can do to prevent this from happening in the future. (Original Air 08-14-17)

Direct download: 08-14-17_Father_Dave_Responds_To_Charlottesville.mp3
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A caller tells Father Dave that he was recently fired from teaching CCD after he told his class that the Catholic Church does not believe that pets go to Heaven. He asks Father Dave if this is still theologically correct teaching, and what he should do now, since he would still like to teach. (Original Air 08-11-17)

Direct download: 08-11-17_Fired_From_CCD.mp3
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