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Bishop Robert Barron

From the 2019 Los Angeles Religious Education Conference, Father Dave talks with Bishop Robert Barron about his upcoming projects, reaching out to young people, and the clerical response to the sexual abuse crisis. Original Air 3-21-19

What is the Best Way to Support a Priest?

Kathryn Whitaker, long-time listener, friend, and author of “Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real With BBQ, Sweet Tea, and a Whole Lotta Jesus,” joins Father Dave for a conversation about how parishioners can support their priests during a busy time in the Church.

Does Watching Mass on TV Fulfill My Sunday Obligation?

Father Dave on the Bishops' Summit and Dallas Charter

Father Dave discusses Pope Francis’ homily from the recent bishops’ summit on clergy abuse and explains the policies and procedures of the Dallas Charter.

A Conversation With a Survivor of Clergy Abuse

Mike McDonnell, clergy sex abuse survivor, shares his experience with the Catholic Church, his journey as a victim, and what he would like to see out of the Bishops' summit on the protection of minors in the Church being held this week at the Vatican. (Original Air 2-20-19)

Fr. Stephen Rossetti: The Significance of the Priestly Blessing

Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti joins us to discuss his new book, “The Priestly Blessing: Rediscovering the Gift.” He looks at our faith's rich history of blessings and encourages his brother priests to embrace the gifts of this practice. Original Air 2-5-19

The Woman and the Missing Coin

Author, theologian, and friend of the show Father Jeff Kirby chats with Father Dave about his new book, “God’s Search for Us: Five Truths from a Missing Coin.” He explains the how a commonly overlooked parable relays the message of God's search for his people, and offers insights into our celebration of the Mass.

August Turak: Brother John and the Purpose of Life

August Turak, author and friend of the show, stops by to discuss his new book, “Brother John: A Monk, A Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life.” August explains how an encounter with a Trappist monk changed his life and inspired him to seek a deeper understanding of his purpose. Original Air 1-23-19

Why Do Some Women Wear Veils During Mass?

Two listeners named Donna and Pat ask Father Dave to explain chapel veils, if Vatican II discouraged use of them, and if it is still okay to wear them to Mass. Father Dave explains that veils are devotional and are not discouraged by the Church, but are no longer required. Original Air 1-10-19

Believe and Love

Monday after Epiphany. Father Dave discusses John's letter from today's readings, which describes the Christian life as keeping God's commandment to believe in Christ and to love one another. Father Dave points out that sometimes both faith and loving others can be difficult, but God can provide us with the grace to live out our call. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-07-19