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Is Being Pro-Choice a Mortal Sin?

Father Dave answers a question from a listener who's wondering if being pro-choice is a mortal sin. Father Dave explains the different degrees of culpability in order to consider something a grave sin.

Fatherly Advice: Relating to Mary

A listener named Amy messages on Facebook asking how to view Mary as a mother when artwork makes her look so solemn. She shares that she would love to connect with Our Lady, but doesn’t find prayers such as the Rosary to be very approachable. Father Dave and Christina offer some advice.

What is an Apostolic Church?

Fr. Dave explains what is meant when we pray that we are an "Apostolic Church" in the creed. He points out that the Church was started by apostles and explains apostolic succession, the line of priesthood that has been unbroken since the time of the Twelve Apostles.

What is an Apostolic Church?

Fr. Dave explains what is meant when we pray that we are an "Apostolic Church" in the creed. He points out that the Church was started by apostles and explains apostolic succession, the line of priesthood that has been unbroken since the time of the Twelve Apostles.

Dr. Josh Packard Talks Loneliness and Isolation Among Young Adults

Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute, discusses research on loneliness and isolation among young adults, and how social distancing has been agitating those feelings. 

Why Do Priests Bow During the Consecration?

A listener asks why priests bow during the words of consecration. Father Dave explains that this is typically generational due to Vatican II, and while a slight bow is in the rubrics of the Roman Missal, it is open to interpretation.

Father Dave Answers Kids’ Questions About Heaven!

Father Dave answers questions about heaven sent in from kids on Facebook

Can a Host Placed in Front of the TV Be Consecrated?

A listener asks Father Dave about consecration at home. The listener explains that while watching livestreamed Mass at home, one of his family members has been placing an unconsecrated host in front of the TV to be consecrated by the priest. He wonders if this is valid, or if it’s wrong to do so. 

What's the Significance of a Bishop's Hat?

Father Dave explains why a bishop wears a mitre and what it represents. He also explains why the bishop takes off the mitre at different times during the Mass.

Dr. Scott Hahn on the Resurrection of the Body

Theologian and author Dr. Scott Hahn chats with Father Dave about his new book, “Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body.”