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Catholic Comedian Judy McDonald on Humor in Difficult Times

Catholic comedian Judy McDonald stops by the studio with her service dog, Oprah, to discuss PTSD, comedy, and surviving breast cancer. She explains how her faith has influenced her comedy, and how the gift of humor has gotten her through difficult times. Original Air 10-25-18

Fatherly Advice: My Friend Left the Church Due to Scandal, Should I Support This?

A listener named Michelle calls into the show and shares that a good friend decided to leave the Catholic Church due to the clergy abuse scandals. Michelle understands her friend’s frustration but is upset to see her leave. Father Dave explains that there is nothing wrong with feeling upset that her friend left the Church, and we should be honest about how we feel, but not alienate anyone in the process. Original Air 10-23-18

How Do We Explain Sacramentals Without Sounding Superstitious?

A listener named Sean calls into the show with a question for Father Dave about sacramentals. Sean isn’t Catholic and asks Father Dave how and why sacramentals, things such as Rosaries and medals, are not superstitious. Father Dave explains that sacramentals are meant to be tangible reminders of the Divine in our lives. Original Air 10-22-18

Rabbi Brad on Jewish Holidays and Brett Kavanaugh

Friend of the show Rabbi Brad Hirschfield stops by to discuss upcoming Jewish holidays, Brett Kavanaugh, and Hurricane Michael, and how we can turn to God amidst everything happening in our world. Original Air 10-11-18

Julianna Zobrist on Confidence and Courage

Singer, speaker, and author Julianna Zobrist stops by the studio to discuss her new book, “Pull it Off: Removing Your Fears and Putting on Confidence.” She chats with Father Dave about how to grow in confidence, exercise our courage, and be free to be the people God has created us to be. Original Air 9-17-18

40 Days for Life

Shawn Carney, president and CEO of the pro-life advocacy group 40 Days for Life, stops by the studio to discuss the organization's work and how it has changed lives. He explains how he was inspired to start 40 Days for Life, and God's hand in all of it. 9-13-18

What Does the Church Think About the Charismatic Renewal?

A listener named Beth asks about the Charismatic movement in the Catholic Church. Father Dave explains that the Church does not have any official teaching on the Charismatic Renewal. It is not suppressed by the Church, but we do not see it as often because it's not the mainstream form of prayer and worship in many Catholic communities, and also because it has ties to certain cultures. Original Air 9-06-18

What is the Book of Life?

Julie emails the show and asks a question about the Book of Life, which has been discussed a few times in her apologetics class. Father Dave explains that we see references to the Book of Life in the Book of Revelation, but that a lot of the Book of Revelation uses metaphorical language and symbolism, which makes it difficult to conclude that there is an actual book that gets one into Heaven. Original Air 9-13-18

Can You Skip Purgatory If You Receive Anointing of the Sick Before Death?

A listener named Kathy calls into the show and asks, "Are we able to skip purgatory if we receive the Anointing of the Sick before death?" Kathy shares that she was taught this, and Father Dave explains that it's actually incorrect. He says that while our sins are forgiven by God, we still owe temporal punishment to purify ourselves. Original Air 9-18-18

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Three leading men from "Unbroken: Path to Redemption" stop by the studio to discuss the new film. Luke Zamperini, son of Louis Zamperini, Evangelist Will Graham, who plays his grandfather, Billy Graham, and actor Samuel Hunt share their experience working on the movie, which follows the story of Louis Zamperini’s return to the US after being a prisoner of war, and his journey to faith and healing. They each share how Louis' story has inspired their own lives. Original Air 9-10-18