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What Is the Hypostatic Union?

A listener named Sue asks Father Dave to explain the “hypostatic union,” a technical term used in Christian theology, that she heard mentioned in a previous episode. 

Fratelli Tutti: Understanding Pope Francis’ Latest Encyclical

Theologian and author Monsignor Kevin Irwin breaks down Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.

Bishop John Stowe on Catholic Voting

Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv discusses Catholic voting as addressed in the Paulist Press book, “Voting and Faithfulness: Catholic Perspectives on Politics.” He discusses his chapter, “The Interrelatedness of Pro-Life Issues.”

Why Didn't Jesus Write a Gospel?

A caller named Julie asks, “Why didn’t Jesus write a Gospel? The only time we hear about him writing is when the woman was caught in adultery, and he wrote in the sand.”

Do I Always Have to Pray With an Intention?

A listener named Carol shares that she prays the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet daily, but sometimes doesn’t have specific intentions. She asks if we must have intentions each time we pray.

Gospel Breakdown: Loving Your Neighbor When It's Hard

Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss Luke 6:27-38, the passage in which Jesus tells us to love our enemies.

Fatherly Advice: Dealing With Political Division

A listener named Lydia shares that she is seeing a lot of division within Catholic circles surrounding the upcoming presidential election. She has seen Catholics tear each other down and judge the faith of the other based on who they are voting for. Lydia asks Father Dave why this is happening and how to tackle it.

Dispensation and the Ten Commandments

A listener named Robert asks if the Ten Commandments are considered dogma, and if so, how bishops can give a dispensation for the obligation to attend Sunday Mass due to the pandemic

Gospel Breakdown: Forgiving 77 Times

Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss Matthew 18:22 in which Jesus tells us to forgive 77 times.

How Can I Be Brave About Confessing My Sins Out Loud?

An anonymous listener asks how to stay brave when confessing sins from six feet apart. They explain that they usually whisper in Confession because they are too afraid to speak their sins out loud.