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Homilies preached by Father Dave Dwyer, CSP. Father Dave is a Catholic priest, member of the Paulist Fathers, and Executive Director of Busted Halo Ministries. He is also host of the popular show, “The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer” on The Catholic Channel, SiriusXM, channel 129. He most o…

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP


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    Saints Peter and Paul

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 5:32

    Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Father Dave explains why Saints Peter and Paul share a solemnity, and highlights their impact on the church. Despite our shortcomings, God uses all of us to help grow the kingdom of heaven. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 06-29-22

    Let Freedom Ring

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 11:48

    13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Following the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, Father Dave discusses Paul's definition of freedom in Sunday's Gospel. He reminds us that our priority is to live God's commands, and that we are called to put our selfishness aside to love and serve one another. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 06-26-22

    Let the Word Convict Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 5:54

    Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on how news stories can stir passionate change in us, and connects this to those in the Old Testament who were convicted by the Word of God. He also challenges us to use Scripture to change our lives for the better. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 06-22-22

    Be a Eucharistic People

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 14:35

    Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on how news stories can stir passionate change in us, and connects this to those in the Old Testament who were convicted by the Word of God. He also challenges us to use Scripture to change our lives for the better. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 06-22-22

    Courage of a Convert

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 7:44

    Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the conversion of Saint Paul and how much courage it must take to commit to conversion. He encourages us to keep our eyes on the Lord and have the courage to practice our faith even when it is not the popular thing to do. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-04-22

    Accomplish the Works of God

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 7:33

    Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave reflects on the saints who accomplished God's work by relying on their faith. He encourages us to have that same fire of faith in order to accomplish God's plans. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-02-22

    Do You Love Me? Serve My Flock

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 10:58

    How Much Do You Love Me, God?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 7:05

    Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter. Father Dave shares a recent encounter with a friend in which he shared that his child asked how much he loved him when refusing to buy her a stuffed animal. Father Dave points out that we ask God the same question when we don't get what we want. He encourages us to trust that God's love for us is unwavering even when we don't understand why things don't always go to plan in our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-27-22

    He is Risen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 7:23

    Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave points out that while there are people who have sacrificed their lives for others, Jesus is the only one who rose from the dead. He encourages us to believe in the power of the resurrection and what that means for our own lives. Preached in the Holy Land at The Holy Sepulchre on 04-09-22

    Suffering & Healing

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 8:36

    Zacchaeus: A Model for Us

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 13:50

    Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave compares the story of Zacchaeus to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Zacchaeus made a living by extorting others. After Jesus approached Zacchaeus, he was made aware of his need to repent and to give back whatever he had stolen from others. Father Dave points out the power behind an encounter with God's mercy and encourages us not to be afraid to approach God's merciful heart. Preached in the Holy Land on 04-06-22

    Bread of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 10:54

    Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave discusses the mystery of the Eucharist. He points out that while the Host may look like bread, Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, waiting to transform us at every Mass. Preached in The Holy Land at Capernaum on 04-05-22

    Annunciation Yes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 5:54

    An Attitude of Change

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 13:09

    Awareness of Our Sin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 5:07

    Pray and Work

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 5:22

    Thursday of the First Week in Lent. Father Dave reflects on the three pillars of Lent. He encourages us to pray as if everything depended upon God. As well as to take action when we are called to. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-10-22

    Why Are You Here?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 8:54

    Ash Wednesday. Father Dave encourages us to look at the intentions of our hearts when performing good deeds or praying in public. He points out that Jesus' challenge to us in today's Gospel is to act for the right reason and not for our own gain. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 03-02-22

    It Starts With Us

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 12:32

    Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave speaks to the tragedy of the war in Ukraine. He points out that change begins with us. If we treat our neighbor with respect and dignity, we can change the hearts of many. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-27-22

    Extra Credit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 13:55

    Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches that Jesus gives us many opportunities to live the right way. Jesus supplies us with the grace to do the right thing and love our neighbor. We only have to respond to his invitation. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-20-22

    Blessed Are You

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 12:08

    Blessed Are You

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 12:08

    No to Some Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 4:22

    Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin. Father Dave discusses the story of Solomon who faced temptation and gave in. He points out that while we all face temptation on a daily basis, our duty is to say no to things that take us away from God. He calls us to say a whole-hearted "yes" to God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-10-22

    Jesus is Healing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 4:57

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 13:31

    Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's Gospel reading which spotlights crowds who are angered at Jesus' words. Jesus knew who he was and what he was about, so he continued to preach the truth. Father Dave encourages us to know our identity in Christ and to continue to spread the Gospel even if it is difficult. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-30-22

    It Might Catch Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 5:40

    A Unifying Saint

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 6:16

    Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales. Father Dave discusses today's readings about unity between nations. He points out that Saint Francis de Sales lived during the Protestant Reformation. He spent the majority of his life preaching and educating Catholics on their faith and the importance of unity. Father Dave encourages us to be agents of unity in our own lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-24-22

    Hope in the Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 11:23

    The Epiphany of the Lord. Father Dave reflects on the hope that a new year can bring. He points out that in our current times, it can be hard to be optimistic and to hope for new beginnings. He reminds us that our hope must always be in the Lord and not in the world. Otherwise, we will continue to find ourselves disappointed. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-02-22

    Juan Diego: The Least Likely

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 5:16

    I Can't Wait

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 9:08

    Second Sunday of Advent. Father Dave discusses the virtue of patience in seasons of waiting. He encourages us to look to Jesus with longing while waiting and to allow it to stretch us so that it may create more room for hope. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-05-21

    People Who Risked It All

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 4:51

    Your 15 Rupees

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 12:43

    Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave shares a story about St. Teresa of Calcutta encountering a poor man. The poor man offered her 15 rupees. The offer meant that he would not be able to eat that night, but he was so joyful at being able to offer it to Mother Teresa. Father Dave points out that God looks not at the greatness of our work, but at the love with which it is performed. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-07-21

    Not A Green Pass

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 5:26

    It's All About God

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 4:04

    Let it Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 12:44

    Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's gospel in which the rich young man went away sad because he was too attached to his wealth. Father Dave points out that while we're not all rich, we all have attachments that keep us from the Kingdom of God. He encourages us to give everything over to God and put him first. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-10-21

    Like a Gerbil in a Wheel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 4:49

    Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest. Father Dave discusses today's reading from the prophet Haggai in which God asks the people to slow down. He points out that the people in this reading were so busy that they were missing out on doing God's work. Father Dave encourages us to slow down and spend time with God in prayer in order to fulfill his plans for our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-23-21

    Put That in the Vocation Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 12:13

    Do We Want the Best for Others?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 3:59

    Playing a Part

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 4:59

    Expect the Unexpected

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 9:43

    Yeti Coolers With Food for the Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 9:22

    Don't Give Up So Easily

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 5:39

    Speak to God Face-to-Face

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 3:12

    Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's first reading in which Moses has an encounter with God while praying in his tent. Father Dave relates this to our experience in the Eucharist and encourages us to meet God face-to-face when we receive communion. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church on 7-27-21

    It's Always Been Worth It

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 5:03

    Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. Father Dave discusses the important role of women in our Church and how we can look to female saints throughout history to see the influence and impact of women in Catholicism. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-22-21

    Stillness Lets Us Be Close

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 12:33

    Why Does God Need Us?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 11:47

    Joseph Made Them Share

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 5:34

    Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis. He points out that during the famine, Joseph encouraged the people to share their resources with those in need. Father Dave relates this to the pandemic and reflects on our duty to share hope with our neighbor. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-07-21

    Don't Beg Jesus to Go Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 3:37

    Darkness Before Covenant

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 5:46

    I Won't Fix It But I'll Be There

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 9:00

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's Gospel in which Jesus is asleep on the boat during the storm. The apostles were worried and wanted Jesus to wake up and help them. Father Dave relates this to the storms in our own lives and encourages us to trust that God is always with us, and will be in the boat with us. Preached at Saint Mary's on the Lake, Lake George, NY on 6-20-21

    Let's Be Patient With One Another

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 11:58

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