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Is There Any Way Anglicans and Catholics Can Be in Communion?

A listener named Al asks, "Is it possible for Anglicans and Catholics to be in communion?" Father Dave explains that, under Pope Benedict, we made efforts to provide an avenue for those who wish to return to being in communion with the Catholic Church to do so. Pope Benedict gave the option for those in the Anglican community to come into full communion with the Church but still be able to use their common book of prayer and some other Anglican traditions. Original Air 9-18-18

What Does 'Amen' Mean? And How Do We Pronounce It?

A listener named Robert writes into the show to ask about the proper pronunciation of "amen." This turns into a follow-up discussion with Team Busted Halo about the meaning of amen. Christina mentions that she was taught in school that amen means, "I believe." Father Dave explains that amen is a way to respond to three different things, and that this teaching comes from Saint Augustine. Original Air 9-17-18

Ben Malcolmson Discusses Football, Faith, and Purpose

Ben Malcolmson, Assistant to Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll, joins us to discuss his new book, "Walk On: From Pee Wee Dropout to the NFL Sidelines-- My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose, and Following an Amazing God." Ben shares his story of a seemingly failed attempt at evangelization, and the remarkable way that God showed him years later that He uses all of our efforts. Original Air 9-06-18

How Do I Explain Church Scandal to My Kids?

A caller named Cindy shares her experience explaining the Church scandal to her teens. Cindy explained to them that Jesus is always at the center of our faith, even if people sin; and that not all priests are bad. She asks Father Dave if this was the right way to address it. Father Dave affirms Cindy and says that while we don't make excuses for this behavior, our faith is in Jesus, who has entrusted the Church to humans who are not perfect. Original Air 9-04-18

Does Canon Law Prevent Lay People From Decision Making?

A caller named Sharon asks if Canon Law prohibits the laity from making decisions in the Church (besides doctrine). Father Dave explains that while there are certain decisions that fall only under the bishops' jurisdiction, there are many areas where the laity has a say in decision-making, like the National Review Board. Original Air 9-12-18

Did My Priest Break the Seal of Confession?

A listener named Sean shares that he went to Confession, and then his wife went in after him to the same priest. He explains that the priest told his wife some things Sean had said in Confession, but not his sins. He asks Father Dave if this is breaking the Seal of Confession. Father Dave explains the technicalities of the Seal of Confession, and explains that in this case, there was no violation. Original Air 9-05-18

Jonathan Merritt Talks About Sacred Language

Jonathan Merritt, senior columnist for Religion News Service and contributing writer to The Atlantic, joins us to discuss his new book, "Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing and How We Can Revive Them." He explains that words shape our culture and our habits, and it is important to go bring back the language of faith. Original Air 8-21-18

Fatherly Advice: How Can I Forgive Someone Who Won't Admit They're Wrong?

A listener emails the show, explaining that he was abused for several years, and his abuser won't acknowledge the wrongdoing. He asks Father Dave how he can find forgiveness in his heart if this person won’t admit their offense, and wonders if forgiveness is dependent upon another person being willing to repent. Father Dave explains that we are called to forgive even if someone won't admit that they are wrong, and that forgiveness also helps us heal.
Original Air 8-13-18

Returning to Confession

Brett shares that he returned to Confession after being away for a few years, and talks about his experience. Father Dave and Christina also share what the Sacrament of Reconciliation has meant to their faith lives. Original Air 8-14-18

NFL Hall-of-Famer Tony Dungy Talks About His Faith

NFL Hall-of-Famer and New York Times best-selling author, Tony Dungy and his wife, early childhood educational specialist, Lauren Dungy stop by the studio to discuss their new children’s books, “Maria Finds Courage” and “Austin Plays Fair.” They also talk about how their faith influences every aspect of their lives. Original Air 8-8-18