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The Rosary and the Crying Out of Flesh and Blood

Fulfillment lies in surrender.

I'm Mad at the Church. How Can I Heal?

A listener named Margaret shares that she is angry with the Church because her oldest child was abused by a priest, and her grandson with special needs had to be removed from a Catholic school due to a lack of resources to assist him. She asks Father Dave how she can heal from the resentment she has toward the Church. Father Dave points out that she has valid reasons to be upset, and suggests being honest with God in prayer and finding a support group. Original Air 6-12-18

Road Trips and the Journey of the Mass

The liturgy is not a task to be done, an appointment to be checked off, but a rejuvenating spiritual journey.

The Anthropology of Grief

Grief raises the mundane to the sacred.

Is There a Correct Way to Pray?

A listener named Todd shares that he has recently returned to the Church after being away for 20 years. He asks, “What is the correct way to pray?” Todd explains that because there are so many different kinds of prayers, he often gets confused. Father Dave encourages him to try conversational prayer, but to also use prayerful resources of the Church, such as the Liturgy of the Hours. Original Air 6-06-18

Gloom in the Time of Oculus

Why, in the age of amazing technology like iPhones and virtual reality, do people feel so hopeless and sad?

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Tolle, lege!

Why Do You Have to Be in a State of Grace to Receive Communion?

A caller named Steve asks, "Why do you need to be in a state of grace to receive Communion?" If someone is not in a state of grace, wouldn't the Eucharist help them become closer to Christ? Father Dave explains that if we are not in a state of grace, it means that we are in state of mortal sin, which severs our relationship with God. He also highlights a passage from 1 Corinthians, in which St. Paul says that if we receive Communion unworthily we eat and drink judgement on ourselves. Original Air 6-06-18

Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and the Mysteries Before Us All

The mystery of suicide is intrinsically tied into mysteries of suffering and love.

Why Does Mass Language Seem Less Communal Lately?

A caller named Dan wonders if the language at Mass is becoming less community-focused. He cites the language shift from "we believe" to "I believe" in the Creed as an example. Father Dave explains that the new translation is a more literal translation of the Mass, and therefore more accurate. He also points out that the Latin word "credo" in the Creed, translates to "I believe" which is why we have corrected it in English. Original Air 6-04-18