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Why Don't Some Parishes Kneel?

A caller named Missy asks why some parishes don’t kneel during Mass. She explains that she recently moved to a new town and noticed that none of the parishes she has visited kneel. She wonders why this is the case.

Can Byzantine Catholic Kids Receive Communion?

A listener named Steven, who is Byzantine Catholic, asks if Byzantine Catholic children can receive Communion in the Roman Catholic Church. He explains that his children are younger than the age when Roman Catholic children traditionally make their First Communion, but have already received the Sacrament of Eucharist in the Byzantine rite. Original Air 9-04-19

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Sister Helen Prejean's Spiritual Journey

Friend of the show Sister Helen Prejean chats with Father Dave about her new memoir, “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.” Original Air 8-19-19

Tenth Avenue North Singer Shares How He Learned to Follow God’s Will

Mike Donehey, lead singer and songwriter of the contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North chats with Father Dave about his new book, “Finding God’s Life for My Will: His Presence is the Plan.”

What’s With the Timing of the Sign of Peace?

A listener named Sam asks why we exchange the sign of peace during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Archbishop Lori on Social Media and Overcoming Division Online

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore sits down with Father Dave at the 137th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Minneapolis, Minnesota to discuss the work of the Knights and the importance of treating others with charity. Original Air 8-06-19

Fatherly Advice: Struggling With Chastity in a Relationship

A listener named Tom asks for Fatherly Advice. Tom explains that he was married for 21 years and is in the process of annulment, however he has entered a new relationship. Tom shares that he’s discouraged over his struggles with chastity and inability to receive Communion, but he also doesn’t want to end his relationship with his girlfriend. 

Is It Okay to Have a Funeral Mass for Someone Who Didn't Request One?

A caller named Mary Lou asks Father Dave if it's okay to have a funeral Mass for someone who didn't request one before their passing.

Dealing With Loss: How One Woman’s Faith Helped Her Cope With the Death of Her Daughter

Father Dave chats with Jenifer Ramirez, a convert to Catholicism, wife, and mother of five, about her spiritual journey and how the death of her daughter Maggie impacted her faith. Original Air 7-24-19