Along "The Way"

Casual Conversions with Interesting People.
Hosted by Down the Hall Dave

“Along the Way” is a different approach to typical Catholic podcasting. How?  Most Catholic media are talking heads looking to instruct people how to live, act and worship. I am a simple guy with a simple but growing theology, rooted in the mantra of Divine Mercy, Jesus I trust in You.  My reversion back to the Catholic faith lead me to ask God to introduce me to His friends. That's what this show is! God puts people (His friends) in our lives for a reason! Each interview is casual conversation with interesting people that I meet along the way on the path of salvation. It’s my hope and prayer to gain a deeper understanding of my Catholic faith through these encounters. 

I hope you will join me Along the Way!


Host; Down The Hall Dave

Producer; David Imhof

Cover Art; Shawn Kelly

Music written and performed by; Shawn Kelly

Photo Courtesy of Aaron Joseph

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Episode 81 Guest; Fr. Basil Cole

When Tan books reached out to me to talk to the author of one of their new titles, I jumped at the chance. Fr. Basil Cole is an academic that make Aquinas understandable to a common person such as myself. At the time of this interview I had not received my copy and I felt like I was at a bit of a disadvantage. That could not be further from the truth, this was a fascinating conversation.  In Father Coles new book  ”Angelic Virtues and Demonic Vices” he talks about a deeper understand of God through living a virtuous life and the viciousness of vice take that all away from us. Again making Aquinas understandable to a simple man with a simple theology; Me.

Eoisode 80 Guest; Dave Imhof, Jay Goodman, Eddie Trask, Pat King and Trace Chamberlain.

Discouragement, It may be a suggestion from the devil himself or It may come from the voice of someone else. Discouragement, it can even come from the self-talk we have with ourselves. Where ever this stumbling block to the journey God has called us upon it is important to have trusted friends that have your spiritual back. This episode is devoted to the guys that I call my Spiritual Band of Brothers. Joining me along the way is Dave Imhof, Jay Goodman, Eddie Trask, Pat King and the guy who became my friend in an hour of darkness and was a source of encouragement, Trace Chamberlain.

Episode 79 Guest Fr. Gabriel Burke

It’s no secret that I am proud of my Irish heritage. I close every episode with an old Irish blessing as a tribute to all of the wonderful things that the Irish have given the world. Poets and Scholars Ireland has delivered some of the best, and according to my guest only the best whiskey comes from Ireland.  So, as St Patrick’s day approaches and we celebrate everyone being Irish that day, I wanted to know more about the patron saint of Ireland. Joining me along the way is my good friend Fr. Gabriel Burke. In this casual conversation Father Burke dispels the myths that surround Saint Patrick only to reveal a man of such faith.

Episode 78 Guest; Christian Clifford

I am embarrassed to say that before I heard my guest talking about them, my knowledge of the California missions was only what I had seen in a John Wayne movie. After hearing the story of this part of American history that is under attack and in danger of being re-written, I am so intrigued to someday visit the Sunshine state.  As an American the history of California touches my heart, but as a Catholic it touches my soul.

In this episode, author of the book “Pilgrimage” joins me along the way to discuss the California Mission and his 800 mile journey to becoming a better husband and a better father. Please welcome Christian Clifford.

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Episode 77 Guest; Fr. Robert Nixon OSB

The Catholic faith is enormously rich in wisdom. For centuries sage men and woman have been sharing this wisdom, but as our culture moves away from the common language of the church these treasures of the faith risk getting lost. In this casual conversation I speak with a Roman Catholic priest about the work he is doing to translate these classic works. Along with Tan Books these treasures of wisdom are being preserved for a new generation. In this episode I talk with Fr. Robert Nixon OSB about his recent translation of a work that I was completely unaware of, Thomas A Kempis’s Meditations on Death. This conversation helped me the put meaning of death in a better perspective.

Episode 76 Guest; Andy Bull

I have always enjoyed seeing new places and meeting new people. That is really what this podcast is all about. I enjoy discovering a deeper faith through these simple conversations. In this episode, I talk with my new friend Andy Bull about the Walsingham Camino. This is a revived version of the ancient pilgrimage to one England’s most holy sites. This casual conversation has me adding one more thing to my life’s bucket list Joining me along the way is author Andy Bull.

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Episode 75 Guest; Pat King

Please don’t let the length of this episode scare you away. This is one of my favorite discussions on the mystery of suffering. I met my guest Pat King at a Knights of Columbus conference on evangelization in New Haven. I was fortunate to be assigned to the same table as Pat and had a chance to really get to know him. Pat is a guy that really understands what it means to be Along “The Way”, and he is joining me in this episode to be a witness to the value of suffering in hardships. Like I said, please don’t let the length of this episode scare you away.

Episode 74 Guest; Fr. Francis Adagyine 

Fr. Francis Adagyine is a Catholic Priest from Ghana Africa. He grew up as a Shepard, herding cattle to support his family. He also grew up in the Traditional African religion but a chance meeting with a group of Catholics set Father on a different course. This is a great story of how a Shepard of cattle becomes a Shepard of people.  And he does so, guided by the Holy Spirit. Without the walls of a church this humble man of God leads his flock to experience the Good, The Beautiful and The True in the simplest of ways.

The Knights of Columbus Council 3086 have been raising money to help Fr. Francis with some essentials. If you would like to help please check out their website at;

Episode 73 Guest; Sam Todzia

My guest in this episode has worn many hat in his life, studied many subjects, but most of all he has done what he has needed to do to support his family. In this episode I talk with Sam Todzia about his true passion in life…ministry. Sam is the founder of Red Barn Ministries, a Connecticut based ministry that provides children a solid Catholic confirmation retreat and a men’s ministry that “Meats and Greets” men where they are. This is the ministry that is Sam’s passion, the hat he would really like to wear.

To find out more about Sam Todzia and Red Barn Ministries go to;

Episode 72 Guest; Eddie Trask

Eddie Trask is the host of the popular podcast Catholic “Re.Con.”, seen on You Tube. Eddie has a great following because his show is genuine and honest. He also has a seemingly endless guest list because everyone has a story and in this episode that is what we discuss, telling your story. Joining me Along The Way is my new friend Eddie Trask.

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Episode 71 Guest; Sean Burlile

This episode is living proof to me that finding interesting people to have a casual conversation with can be found anywhere. My guest in this episode was a table mate at a recent conference that I attended. He is a self-proclaimed regular guy is how he sees himself but to those that meet him he far surpasses such a simple description. My guest in this episode is truly a gentle and caring soul and yet has a true warrior’s faith.  He is the author of the book “The Rosary For The Regular Guy or Girl” Sean Burlile.

Episode 70 Guest Deacon Ben LoCasto

Deacon Ben LoCasto has been a friend for a while. I have always know him to be a man with great focus especially when it come to the matters of spirituality. Many times he has been asked to join the Knights of Columbus or some other worthy organization, Deacon Ben certainly lends his support but always puts being a Deacon first. So when I heard that he not only joined a worldwide organization but represented its leadership in the New York region I had to find out more. So I made phone call to my dear friend and He  told me that he was now the Commander of the New York Commandery Of the Templar Knights. Honestly, I didn’t know what to think. I thought that the Templer Knights was some historical group that fought in the crusades and was disbanded by the church and would later be part of freemason folk lore. To my surprise the Templar Knights still around and still defend the Catholic way of life. Joining me along the way is Deacon Ben LoCasto to discuss the Knights role in a modern world.

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Episode 69Guest ; Damian O'Connor

It’s no secret that I am proud to be a member of the Knights  of Columbus and when my good friend David Imhof was asked to by our State Deputy to serve a newly created position within the State Council, I was so happy for him. Dave Imhof is one of the hardest working guys I know. Using the Knights of Columbus principals of “Charity, Unity and Fraternity along with an strong devotion to Fr. McGivney to evangelize the Gospel, Dave Imhof was the perfect choice to lead this new initiative by the supreme council.

Joining me along the way to discuss this game changing project is the man responsible for implementing this pilot program into twenty one different areas of the United States and Canada, The Vice President of Faith and Evangelization for the Knights of Columbus, Damian O’Connor.

Episode 68 Guest; Joe McGivney

Just because your name is McGivney, it’s not a given that putting faith first will come easy. For my guest Joe McGivney a distant relative of Blessed Michael McGivney holding on to the faith was not the It seems like the foundation that was given to him as a child growing up in South Chicago remained but on that foundation was a structure of anxiety and selfishness that led to a period of addiction that would eventually be almost life altering if it were not for an aunt, a wife and the intercession of Blessed McGivney himself. Joining me along the way is Joe McGivney to show me how he found a new direction in life.

Episode 67 Guests; Loe McClane and Jay Goodman

For me this casual conversation was truly eye opening.  I never really looked at the importance of penance to the advent season. It was my plan to release this episode in December, but the message is just too important. I hope and pray that you will get out of this episode as much as I did. Thank you as always to my good friend Dave Imhof, Jay Goodman and Joe McClane for the wisdom that has enlightened me to the true meaning of the season.

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Episode 66 Guest; Deacon Donald Predergast

In all things I love simplicity. Real genius can take the very complex and break it down into simple terms. All of St. Thomas Aquinas’s Suma can be broken down to simple terms, just look to The Little Flower. She demonstrated the power of simple living to the world and never left her convent. This is the power of simplicity. Joining me along the way is Deacon Donald Prendergast. He is former New York City police officer and member of the Catholic Cross Bearer’s Motorcycle ministry. Deacon Don is a wonderful speaker that uses social media to evangelize the message of the gospel simply without being simplistic.

Episode 65 Guest; Fr. John Wykes OVM

A good conversation always has a great take away. This casual conversation is no exception, in fact it has left me with a simple reminder, a new life maxim. Nunc Coepi. It is a simple and beautiful reminder to me to persevere in faith. This casual conversation begins by discussing life in Rome and delves into the spiritual teachings of Venerable Bruno Lanteri. Joining me from Rome is the writer and producer of the documentary about the 19th century founder of the Oblates of The Virgin Mary is Fr. John Wykes.

To watch the documentary Nunc Coepi

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Episode 64 Guest; Walter Finneran

I am amazed at the people that God has me meet along the way. This episode is the result of a chance meeting. In season six we are focusing on the importance of stories and how theycan have life changing effects. My guest in this episode titled “Homeless Like Me” spent nine day on the homeless streets of Connecticut. He did it not to prove a point but to understand the plight of so many unfortunate human being that just go unseen or worse…ignored. Joing me along the way is Walter Finneran CEO of the Brian O’Connell Homeless Project.

To find out more, and how you can help please visit

Episode 63 Guest; Glen Lewerenz

Glen Lewerenz is veteran radio guy that is one of the hosts of Relevant Radio’s “Morning Air”. Each morning Glen masterfully tells the stories of others, the news stories that affect us and asks the questions of this wonderful morning shows guests. However this episode Glen sits on the other side of the microphone and shares his personal stories and some advice Along The Way.

Episode 62 Guest; David Naglieri

In every generation God raises up saints. The brutal  twentieth century was no exception, with the likes of St. Faustina, Maximillian Kolbe, St John Paul and a humble Romanian sister that would make a great difference not only in the streets of Calcutta but around the world. In her lifetime Mother Teresa would be held as an Icon of God’s love and mercy as she carried out her mission with humility. Joining me along the way to discuss the importance this twenty first century saint is David Naglieri . David is the writer and director of the new documentary titled “No Greater Love”.

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Episode 61 Guest ; Fr. Gabriel Burke

On May 28th 2022, Men of the Knights of Columbus from Connecticut put on an “In to the Breach” day of reflection for the men of Whitechurch in County Cork Ireland. The day was an early one for the men from Connecticut, but it was rewarding being able to serve our brothers in Christ across the Atlantic Ocean. In this episode Fr. Gabriel Burke (one of the day of reflection organizers) joins me to discuss the importance of men’s group today.

Episode 60 Guest; Fr. David Michael Moses

My guest in this episode is Fr. David Michael Moses. I have been following him on Facebook for a while for the simple fact that he is so joyful. In fact his joy is so infectious that it reminds me to find joy in my own life.  Recently Father David Michael has been transferred to a new parish. Father took graciously took some time out of his busy schedule to share his expectations of his new assignment and more all the while sharing the joy that make him such a wonderful priest.  

Episode 59 Guest; Mark Houck

Being a man in this day and age certainly has its challenges, especially as real role models of the faith become harder and harder to find. Fortunately there is a group that exists and it is bringing both young and old together to mentor each other. I have known about this group for quite some time and to day I get to have a casual conversation with its founder Mark Houck. Mark is the founder of the Kings Men. To find out more about The Kings Men or any of the projects they are working on go to;

Episode 58 Guest; Down The Hall Dave

This Show is a bit different. It is hosted by my friend Jayson Goodman, host of the popular podcast “Talking with a Good Man. In this episode Jayson sits down with me to talk about some of the things I have learned Along The Way. That’s right I am the guest on my own show! Please welcome guest host Jayson Goodman.

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Episode 57 Guest; Fr. Skip Thompson

I never really thought that I would do a show on prolife issues. Because there are people out there that are more educated on the subject than I am I felt it would be better to leave it to them. Since the overturning of Roe vs. Wade many pro-life organization and missions have been celebrating this victory for life. I too am glad the side of life has taken the battlefield of ideas. However, I don’t feel that the Supreme Court’s decision has changed anyone’s mind if abortion is right or wrong. Honestly, the battle is not over! It is time to pray for a change of heart. It is time to stop making abortion a political issue and pray that it be seen as a human rights issue. When we change the hearts of people we will change the minds of politicians. Let us remain united in prayer for a change of heart.

Episode 56 Guest; Fr. Robert Spitzer

The world will tell you that they will believe in those things that they can see and measure. They question the existence of God even when the odds point to his existence as the only logical answer. At least I always thought that.  Joining me along the way to discuss where God is in science and reason is the founder of the Magis Center, Father Robert Spitzer.

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Episode 55 Guest; Fr. Skip Thompson

Suffering may be the hardest mystery to understand in all of Christianity. The secular world loves to ask believers the question, If there is a loving God how can he allow so much pain and suffering in the world? I must admit, I have asked myself that question at times as well. I have even stood on the side of a mountain yelling at God asking him how much more do You think I can take? We all suffer sadness, no one is immune to it. This episode is important to listen to and equally important to share. I hope you will pass this episode on to someone that may need to hear it.  I want to thank my friend Fr. Skip Thompson for sharing his story on suffering and the wisdom gained when in the midst of his tragedy he raised his sights to God.  

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Episode 54 Guest; Fr. Edward Looney

The Blessed mother was so important to my return back to the Catholic Church. Praying the Rosary in order to support someone else turn out to be the best thing I could have ever done. It was in those simple prayers that I asked Mary be my mother and to raise me as she had raise Jesus. From the public apparitions at Fatima, Lourdes, and Knock to the private graces of knowledge that Mary is active in our lives only to bring us closer to Jesus. Joining mealong the way is a Marian theologian Fr. Edward Looney.

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Episode 53 Guest; Joe Higgins

Ask any director or organizer of a Catholic conference, retreat or parish mission and they will all tell you that the most important part is getting good speakers. These events are judged by the quality of the speakers and they are not necessarily always the the most well known. Sure its great to have a headline speaker to draw in the crowds, but it is those diamond in the rough that really have a significant impact on attendee’s. Joining me Along The Way is the C.O.O. of the Catholic Speakers Organization Joe Higgins.

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Episode 52 Guest; Gary Zimak

Padre Pio said “That worry is useless. That may be so true, but it is real. So how can we avoid those sleepless nights and live our lives worry free. I don’t know but my friend Gary Zimak who is the author of a number of books on the subject of worry and anxiety joins me along the way to discuss some helpful strategies.

Gary is an author speaker and fellow podcaster. If you want to find out more about Gary Zimak’s ministry go to

Episode 51 Guest; Jay Goodman

Season 5 promises to have something for anyone that has struggled in life and faith. Hardships have the ability to break us or make us better. Joining me along the way to discuss how his Lenten sacrifice was both a hardship and the experience of a lifetime is my good friend Jay Goodman.

To Contact David Imhof about having a Day of Reflection at you parish Email him at

Episode 50 Guests; Patrick Campbell, Pat Gervais and Trace Chamberlain.

Welcome to a milestone episode of “Along The Way”! This is the 50th episode. I am relieved that I can finally present it to you. Although it is not the form that I originally envisioned, it is a wonderful show. I became so overwhelmed with the post production of this show I questioned if I could even do the work of post-production.  I guess when you talk about something as powerful as the Rosary some forces start to work against you. So I had to call in the Big Guns of the Rosary. The guys that fight those forces everyday using the power of the Rosary. Joining me and Dave Imhof along the way is from Joyful Hope TV, Patrick Campbell, From Iron Sharpens Iron, The Catholic Biker Pat Gervais and The International founder of the Oilfield Ironmen Motorcycle Ministry Trace “Big Gun’s Chamberlain.

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Episode 49 Guest; Kevin Nelson

Catholic TV began as a local ministry of the Diocese of Boston, but with the advancement of technology it has become a worldwide source of evangelization. Catholic TV’s message is truly Catholic in all it does it by being a source of both information and entertainment. It honestly has something for everyone. Though it is not on every cable system it is streamed across the world. I encourage you to check it out. When you do you will come across my guest Kevin Nelson, the hardest working man at Catholic TV. In this casual conversation Kevin and I talk about the media’s role in faith.

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Episode 48 Guest; Devin Schadt

This casual conversation with Author and speaker Devin Schadt was truly an eye opener for me. In this episode we discuss two of his many books. First “The Meaning and Mystery of Man” and  “Custos”. Certainly one led to the other and I think complimenting each brilliantly.  I have to say that this conversation has given me a lot to think about and has really helped me see the direction I need to go as I continue my Journey Along The Way.

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Episode 47 Guest; Fr. Anthony Federico

This is the forty seventh episode of Along The Way.  Each one of them has been very special to me. Dave Imhof and I have been fortunate to have great guests, and I am eternally grateful to every one of them. It is because of them that this show is growing in popularity.

 I have to say however this casual conversation to date is one of my favorite. My guest was so easy to talk to. I am searching for words to describe this interview, but they escape me. Please give this a listen as Father Anthony Federico shares his journey from his darkest moment with vulnerability and trust to where he is today.

Episode 46 Guest; David Dashiell

Is there a difference between Traditional Catholic and Catholic tradition? Is Catholic tradition the anchor or the sail of our faith? These are question I have been asking myself for years. I was never satisfied with the answers I got from those that represented Traditional Catholics I had met along my way. So when I hear that so many so many young people are drawn to the Traditional Latin mass, I was intrigued. In this episode I am joined by David Dashiell, the editor of the new book “Ever Ancient Ever New” to discuss the real meaning of the Traditional Latin Mass.

Episode 45 Guest; Jay Goodman

I was recently told about a new podcast by my good friend Pat Gervais. In this episode titled “A Casual Conversation, With a Good Man” I talk with my fellow podcaster and host of “Talking With a Good Man”, Jay Goodman.  We talk about what makes a good man and a lot more.

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Episode 44 Guest; Fr. George Elliot

From the beginning the Catholic Church has taught than the Eucharist is the body blood soul and divinity of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ. Sadly, the belief in that truth is on the decline and more and more people including Catholics are seeing the Eucharist as only a symbol. Nothing could be further from the truth. Believing in that falsehood has led to a declining in reverence for what is the summit of Catholicism, Communion with God by eating his flesh and drinking his blood. Joining me along the way is one of the authors of the book “Behold It Is I” Fr. George Elliot. In this episode we discuss the truth about the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist using scripture, tradition and science. In a world that has become more and more empirical, this book is very timely.

Episode 43 Guest; Bryan Mercier

In Part 1 ( Bryan Mercier)

We are all called at some level to defend our faith. Only through ones continuing education of the faith an active prayer life and God’s grace is salvation possible. These times we live in challenge our beliefs and it is hard to find places that teach the truth that is Jesus Christ. Fortunately, there is a place to go. My guest in this episode is the founder of the website The Catholic Truth .com, an amazing resource of Catholic apologetics, Bryan Mercier.

In Part 2 (Fr. Larry Barile)

Fr. Larry Barile Delivers a talk at the Blessed McGivney Pilgrimage Center in New Haven Connecticut. Fr. Larry talks about the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

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Episode 42 Guest; MattMcGrath

We have had a number of conversations along the way about Fr. McGivney. He is an amazing figure in American Catholic history. We have talked about his character as a man, his work ethic as a priest and the steps of his continuing journey towards sainthood. If Father McGivney was to be known for only one thing it would be his contribution of the Knights of Columbus. Through the lives of over two million members the founder’s legacy lives on today. Joining me along the way to talk about Father McGivney’s legacy is the Connecticut State Deputy for the Knights of Columbus and my friend Matt McGrath.

Episode 41 Guests; Fr. Larry Barile and Trace "Big Guns" Chamberlain. 2021 Wrap Up.

Hey lets face it 2021 was a continuation of 2020. However Down The Hall Dave and Dave Imhof continue to have some really great guests. In this episode both Fr. Larry Barile and Trace "Big Guns " Chamberlain sit in to discuss the take aways from this past years shows.

Episode 40 Guest; Mark Gadzik

I talk about going to the wilderness of prayer. Jesus did, many times in scripture. He went to the desert and fasted and prayed for forty days. He left crowds to find that needed solitude and he encouraged his disciples to do the same. It is important that we remove ourselves from the demands of the world to engage ourselves in spiritual exercises of a kind.

Sitting in as Co-host of this episode is Deacon Ben LoCosto. Our Guest is Mark Gadzik. Join us as we discuss the importance of a good retreat.

Episdode 39 Guest; Jayvee Mateo

We all have a little bit of Job in us. We have all suffered loss, we have all been afraid at times, but my guest in this episode has never lost sight of what was truly important.  His infectious sense of gratitude is amazing, and his sense of humor bears witness to the joy that overflows from his loving heart. Joining me along the way is my longtime friend Jayvee Mateo.

Episode 38 Guest; Noah Vertefeuille

I am honored to introduce you to a guy that I have called my friend for several years now. He comes from a great family. His father and mother are the rocks of his support system. But he has made the leaps of faith into God’s loving arms and has been an example to many of us on how to truly trust in God’s providence. Joining me along the way is the director of marketing for TAN books Noah Vertefeuille.

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Episode 37 Guest; Jim O'day

WARNING: The subject matter of this episode is not suitable for younger audience members. Pornography is a difficult subject matter to discuss. It is embarrassing, if is full of shame, guilt and at some level real loneliness. Joining me along the way is the Executive Director of Integrity Restored Jim O’Day.

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Episode 36 Guest; Fr. Chris Alar

This show for me is a departure from what I was always taught, that those that commit suicide are destined to be separated from God for this sin. The church has changed its opinion on this and leaves the final judgement to God. Suicide is such a terrible thing for all involved, There are no winners when suicide is involved.  If you are thinking about it please don’t. Help is available, please reach out, please!

In this episode Fr. Chris Alar joins me to talk about his book “After Suicide”.

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Episode 35 Guest; Peter Sonski

In the shadow of both New York and Boston sits New Haven Connecticut this port city known for one of the most predigest Universities in the world, Yale. But it is also the home of what Pope John Paul II called the strong right arm of the Catholic Church. New Haven is the world headquarters of the Knights of Columbus and id the home of the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage center. Formerly the Knights of Columbus museum, The Pilgrimage center is taking on a different role in the process of Fr. McGivney’s Cause for canonization. Joining me to talk about the change in roles is Director of Education for the Blessed McGivney pilgrimage center, Peter Sonski.

To find out more about the Blessed McGivney Pilgrimage center please go to their website at

Episode 34 Guest; Michael Renner

Service to others is the greatest form of evangelization.  Praying with them is, helping them to bear their cross. It is what we as Catholics are called to do. I am reminded of the example of Simon of Cyrene. How he helped our Blessed Lord up that hill helping him to bear that unbearable load. After meeting my guest Michael Renner I have a better understanding of what service to my neighbor means.

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Episode 33 Guest; Ralph Sarchie

The Devil exists! Demons are real and they invade our lives in so many ways.  My guest in this episode is a retired New York City police officer that uses his experience and training as an investigator into the field of demonology. Many questions get answered in this episode Like… who is called to perform the rite of exorcisms and how can we keep evil away from us and our family. Joining me Along The Way is Ralph Sarchie

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Episode 32 Guest; Deacon Ben LoCasto

Vocations, vocations, vocations! So often we get prayer request for vocations, and justifiably so, we need to always pray for an increase in the priesthood. But one of the most misunderstood roles of those that receive Holy Orders is that of the Deacon. These ordained minister fulfill an important role within the diocese. Joining me along the way to discuss the role of a Deacon not only in the parish but in the diocese is Deacon Ben LoCasto.

Episode 31 Guest; Fr. Gabriel Burke

One thing that I love about our church is that it has something beautiful for everyone.  But with Pope Francis forbidding the Traditional Latin Mass in his recent Moto Proprio I wondered why. Then I saw a meme that said “Stay Calm and celebrate the Latin Mass” . I was so confused I wanted some clarification so I reached out to the memes author, Father Gabriel Burke.

Episode 30 Guest; Aaron Joseph, St. Joseph Our Patron

In this year of St. Joseph, devotions have certainly increased to patron of the universal church. This is a great thing! St. Joseph is many things to many people, from a patron to workers to a terror of demons. My guest in this episode takes consecration to a new level one that includes changing his very name to include his devotion to St. Joseph.

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Episode 29 Guest; David Imhof

In this episode Down The Hall Dave and Producer David Imhof discuss what they learned during season two. Prayer has many different forms and we discuss what perspectives our different guest had from praying during suffering to prayers for miracles.

Episode 28 Guest; Fr. Michael Dolan

Many of the greatest personal stories of people returning back to the church contain a story of confession. Some go many years without having the weight of sin lifted off of them and the effect of sin goes beyond just an interior deterioration but making us feel removed from family and community. Though it is identified by the church as the sacrament of reconciliation it is a restoration to the state of grace and proof of a God that loves so much that he wants us to hear his words loud and clear “You are forgiven… go in peace”

Episode 27 Guest; Pat Gervais "The Catholic Biker"

Is it possible to be part of a sub-culture that is sometimes miss understood and be Catholic? Absolutely! It is called community. It is how we meet people where they are at. My guest this episode is Pat Gervais the Catholic Biker.  Pat is a self-proclaimed biker living the dream and the lifestyle. He is the real deal, but he also leads a Rosary ministry on Facebook. The two are not at odds with each other because it is who he is “The Catholic Biker”.

Pray the Rosary with Pat at 7:30 pm Monday through Friday at his facebook page  The Catholic Biker.

Episode 26 Guest; Johm Pridmore

How does someone go from a drug dealing gangster to a man truly committed to evangelizing the word of God. Well it is like the old saying says “Show me your friends and I will show you your future”. My guest in this episode is a powerful witness to the truth of that statement. I frequently recommend his books to anyone that thinks they are beyond God’s saving grasp of grace. Joining me along the way is author and community founder John Pridmore.

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Episode 25 Guest; Marek Rudak

This casual conversation was an eye opener for me. I learned from my guest that the journey from the head to the heart isn’t one that we make overnight. In fact sometimes there are nightmares along the way. I learned so much from my guest that it is hard to put it into a synopsis for these show notes. Suffice it to say things I have felt discouraged about I realize now are testing me and I should stay the course. Joining me Along the way is Marek Rudak Author of “The Love Driven Man”

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Episode 24 Guest; Bishop Fintan Monahan

In this episode we continue to discuss prayer. Specifically praying for unity, vocation and praying on a pilgrimage. Joining me, not just along the way but from” across the pond” as they say, is Bishop Bishop Fintan Monahan from The Diocese of Killaloe in Ireland. Bishop Monahan is an author and has produced many YouTube videos where his meditations are a warm invitation to explore the love of Christ.

Episode 23 Guest; Trace Chamberlain

Along “The Way” is a podcast that meets people where they are. Most guests are accomplished in their Catholicism, and share a take away that we can all learn from. My guest in this episode has just begun his journey towards the Catholic faith from a Southern Baptist background, but he has a fire in his belly for the Lord and moved by the Holy Spirit to help sharpen the constitution of other men. Joining me alog the way is the host of the You Tube Channel “Iron Sharpens Iron, Trace “Big Guns” Chamberlain.

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Episode 22 Guest; Michael Phelan

If you have followed this show for any time now, you know that Dave Imhof and I are proponents of Bishop Olmsted’s apostolic exhortation “Into the Breach”. We truly are in a man crisis and masculinity is under constant attack by the principalities and powers of this world. In this year dedicated to St. Joseph the patron and protector of the universal church the need for a powerful saint has been answered and authentic masculinity has its hero. Joining me along the way to discuss Bishop Olmsted’s clarion call to all men is Michael Phelan. Michael is with the office of Marriage and Respect for Life for the Diocese of Phoenix and has worked closely with Bishop Olmsted.

Episode 21 Guest;Fr. Joe Laramie SJ

Our spirituality affects the way we pray and conversely the way we pray affects our spirituality. What does that mean? I ask Father Joe Laramie SJ to help me understand how within a universal church there can be a wide variety of spiritualties.  Father Joe Laramie is the National Director of “Popes Worldwide Prayer Network” He is also the author of the book “Abide in the Heart of Christ” a 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Ignatius Loyola. This casual conversation covers some common sense approaches to praying and for me a chance to discuss a saint that I hold in high regards.

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Episode 20 Guest; David Lawrence-Hawley

Through triumph and tragedy our beliefs are formed challenged and reformed, sometimes leading to a complete shift in our paradigm.  These changes in belief can and do have the ability to change our future. Joining me “Along The Way”, is clinical social worker David Lawrence-Hawley. Join us as we discuss how beliefs are formed and changed.

Episode 19 Guest; Matt Lozano

Evil wants to bind you to your past, accuse you now and leave you hopeless in the future. Today’s casual conversation may be the starting point for someone’s walk with Christ or it may be the reminder of what being a follower of Jesus is really about.  Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ certainly opens up a world of possibilities for us.  That is if we are unbound to the lies that evil will have us believe not only about ourselves, but God too. Jesus is The Way The Truth and The Life, Trust in him and renouncing those beliefs about our sinful past will set us free, making us Unbound. Joining me Along The Way is Matt Lozano. Matt is the son of Neil Lozano, author of the book “Unbound”. Matt is currently the Director of training and leadership development for the Heart of the Father Ministries.  Please join us as we discuss those thing that can leave us feeling trapped and strategies of letting the Holy Spirit work miracles in our lives.

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Episode 18 Guest; Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Prayer is our interaction with the one living God that loves each of us beyond measure. Sometimes when we pray we feel like God hears us because the outcome of a situation turned out as we hoped. Sometimes though it seems like God doesn’t hear us and those that we pray for don’t recover by way of a miracle.

Joining me along the way is Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. The Dynamic Deacon helps me to understand how prayers are always heard and answered even when the outcome is different than we hoped for.

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Episode 17 Guest; Daniele Schachle

Miracles, they are everywhere. Because God is everywhere we should expect them. I have to say that sometimes I am so wrapped up in life that I miss the little everyday miracles. Then when I pray for a miracle it sometimes seems like God doesn’t hear my prayer. Honestly I have been mad at God because I did understand his decision. Helping me to understand better is Daniel Schachle. Daniel is a true man of faith that has experienced loss and miraculous intervention.

Episode 16 Guest; Ryan Tremblay

Trust is fundamental to faith and that measure of trust can be what transcends suffering, filling those that hold on to that trust with courage and hope. Joining me Along The Way is international recording artist Ryan Tremblay. Ryan and I talk about how his sister Erika became an example of trust in Ryan’s life. Her Example led Ryan to dedicate his song “Trust” to her.

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Episode 15 Guest; t Fr.  Ron Meyer

There are many different forms of prayer in our Catholic tradition. Some peoples prayer may be based in traditional methods such as the Rosary or the Liturgy of the Hours while some of the more charismatic prayers may take other forms, The question is not always how do you pray?, but do you pray?

Joining me to discuss what is prayer and how we pray is a beloved priest Father Ron Meyer O.M.I.

Episode 14 Guest; Jim Wahlberg

From the rough and tough streets of South Boston, to time spent behind the walls of Walpole state prison, Gods love has no bounds. What happens when a future saint dispels all the untruths you have believed about yourself and God, you find redemption.

Stories of redemption are best told by the redeemed themselves. Joining  me along the way is the CEO of Wahl Street Productions who’s busy schedule find him multitasking as a writer, director, producer and the  author of the book  “The Big Hustle” Jim Wahlberg.

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Episode 13; 2020 Recap

This episode is many things. It is a testament to my gratitude to all the men that have been a part of this dream coming to fruition.  For me it is a step forward as I trust God, believing that God doesn’t always call the qualified he qualifies the called. I have always wanted to do radio,  it has always been my passion, but Fear and uncertainty have always stopped me from realizing that dream. In a year that has been full of fear and uncertainty I decided to put my simple theology based in Divine Mercy and the mantra of “Jesus I Trust in You” to work. Soon the questions of how were answered and why became my inspiration and my motivation. For the love of Jesus and Mary and the glory of God this podcast comes to you.

This is a recap of the twelve guest that were able to join me along the during the COVID 19 pandemic of 2020 as we talked about manliness.

Episode 12 Guest; Fr. Lance W. Harlow

Fr. Lance W. Harlow is the author of the book “The Echo of God” a commentary on St. Louis De Montfort’s Treatise on the True Devotion to Mary. Farther Harlow Joins Down The Hall Dave and producer David Imhof in consecrating the Podcast to the Blessed Mother.

Episode 11 Guest; Terry Barber

Terry Barber has been involved with the media for years and has developed some strategies for sharing the faith. In this episode Terry shares from his years of experience and wisdom the Ten Commandments of Evangelization.

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Episode 10 Guest; Fr. Louis Cameli

Father Louis Cameli is a priest of the Arch Diocese of Chicago and the author of one of my favorite books. The Devil You Don't Know is not a Hollywood look at the devil but a day to day look at the enemies attempt to move people from God. This book is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that has been brought together through the years of Father Cameli's years in ministry. Fr. Cameli is the author of many books available through Ave Maria Press


Episode 9 Guest; Doug Barry

For eight years Doug Barry was the co-host of the television show Life On The Rock. He has since move on to Host EWTN's Battle Ready. This is gritty show, about preparing the mind body and spirit for the possible struggles ahead. Doug Talk with Down The Hall Dave about how to be ready to defend those we love.

Episode 8 Guest; Fr. Skip Thompson

There are two things that you do not talk about, religion and politics. well in this episode we break the rules and talk about them both. Father Skip Thompson Joins Down The Hall Dave in a street fight of truth and no punches are pulled. 

WARNING; The opinions expressed in this episode are those of Fr. Skip Thompson.

Episode 7Guest;  Fr. Donald Calloway

In this Conversation, I learn how important St. Joseph is to men, women and families. In these times he is needed more than ever.

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Episode 6 Guest; Leonardo Defilippis

My Guest today has answered many curtain calls as an award winning actor. But a choice to answer the call to use these talents for God led him into the roles of a lifetime. St. John Vianney and Maximillian Kolbe are only the beginning of the historic and heroic tellings of the Catholic saints. He is the founder and president of St. Luke Productions.  To find out more go to

Episode 5 Guest; Bear Woznick

Being a good man transcends being a nice guy, and EWTN's Bear Woznick rolls thunder Along "The Way" . He shows me how to stand up and be that protector I was called to be. This interview is about real manhood. I hope that you will enjoy listening to it as much as I did interviewing him. Honestly I was a bit nervous about interviewing him but a few minutes in, it truly became a casual  conversation with a real interesting person. Please Check out his website at to learn more

Episode 4 Guest; Brian Caulfield

May 27th 2020 the Vatican reported that Pope Francis has approved a medical miracle that is attributed to Father Michael J. McGivney’s intersession. Joining me for this episode is Brian Caulfield the Vice Postulator for the cause of canonization. We discuss Father McGivney’s heroic and virtuous life  then and the importance of his intersession now. We talk about the Father Michael J McGivney Guild and much more.

Producer Dave Imhof joins in the conversation.

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Episode 3 Guest; Joe McClane

Joe McClane , Also known to so many as "The Catholic Hack" , is the Guadalupe Radio Network Director of Mission Development. Joe is accomplished at many things as radio show host on GRN, a documentary film maker and a public speaker at conferences. It truly was a blessing to have this casual conversation with this interesting person. In this Episode, Joe helps me understand how to put Jesus first in my life and by doing so I become the man I was intended to be. Joe is such a wealth of Catholic teaching sorry to say we couldn't talk more. I hope to have him back. but if you want to find out more here are some resources online.

Episode 2 Guest; Marty Rotella

This interview with singer song writer Marty Rotella was conducted during the Covid 19 pandemic. But even in times that keep us apart we can still find ways to connect and inspire. Some editing had to be done our apologies.

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Episode 1 Guest Larry Barile

This is the pilot episode of Along "The Way". In this episode I am with my long time friend Larry Barile. Larry is a seminarian at  Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston Massachusetts. We discuss discernment as a topic

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