Bridging the Gap Radio Show

Hosted by David

Here is an archive of the 25 shows that featured some great names. Download and listen to them free below. "Through interviews, sermons, testimonies, and featured conference excerpts we will examine today’s challenges to the Church and to the faithful. We will also explore the lives of faithful men and women throughout history who overcame adversity to witness to the Faith."

"...Fantastic shows. I love them. the crisp sound, the vocal tones, good compression.great mikes and a great little studio, excellent use of music, the guests are first rate.tremendous content, a huge addition to the station, and a valuable recording to post to internet sites for iPods."

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April 9th
BTG-1
Fr. Bob's personal encounter with Christ David interviews Father Bob Bedard. Fr. Bob is the founder of the “Companions of the Cross”, which is a new community of priests that are spreading out across Canada and into the United States. He is the author of 7 books, including “Reflections of a Veteran Priest”, and is the host of the popular TV series “Food for Life” which shows on stations across North America. In this interview, Fr. Bob will give the testimony of his personal encounter with the Lord and how that has affected the way he ministers as a Priest.
Sept. 10
BTG-17
Pro Life, the greatest human rights movement of the 21st century

David will interview Father Frank Pavone, from New York City, director of Priests for Life. He is the leading advocate for Pro-Life in North America. David will also speak with Elaine Zettle, a 22 year old student from McMaster University, who co-founded "McMaster Lifeline," a pro-life movement on campus.

August 27
BTG-15
Healing and Suffering

David interviews Fr. Bob Bedard who will speak about physical healing and the role of suffering in the lives of the faithful. Why does God sometimes heal and sometimes allow suffering. How can we put suffering to good use? What disposes us to the healing power of Jesus?

August 20
BTG-14
Net Ministries
Quebec City Interviews

David interviews young people Any Horner and Hannah Barret who have turned back to God after getting involved in the traps that popular culture has laid out for youth. These impressive young people will talk about the trouble they got into and how they overcame and returned to the Lord and began a clean lifestyle. They are now part of the National Evangelization Team, and are traveling across Canada, thre US and Ireland telling their stories.

July 2
BTG-13
Cardinal Oulette and the Quebec Church

David interviews Cardinal Oulette, who was appointed by Pope JPII to lead the people of Quebec into a new evangelization. He will speak about the International Eucharistic Conference in 2008 that will attract 200,000 people to Quebec City from around the world including Pope Benedict XVI. David will ask the Cardinal what it felt like to be in the Sistine Chapel in 2005 and participate in the election of the new Pope. David will also speak with Debra Violette, assistant youth director for the conference, about the state of the youth in Quebec.

June 25th
BTG-12
Fr. Bob and the Companions of the Cross David interviews Fr. Bob Bedard who describes how the Lord moved through a small group of Priests, to create one of the fastest growing orders of priest in North America. Fr. Bob is the Host for “Food for Life”, a popular Catholic TV program and also the writer of 7 books including the popular “Reflections of a Veteran Priest”.
June 18th
BTG-11
Priests for Life David presents Fr. Frank Pavone who is the Director of Priests for Life in New York. Fr. Pavone was with Terry Schiavo right up until a few minutes before she died. He will talk about the unity that is found among Christians in the Pro Life movement.
June 11th
BTG-10

Cardinal Arinze,

Cale Clark

The Da Vinci Code

David presents an interview with Cardinal Francis Arinze at the Vatican conducted by Rob Alaert. The Cardinal was considered a leader to become the next Pope. The Cardinal will respond to the "Da VInci Code." David interviews Cale Clake of Toronto, who will discuss the “Gospel of Judas” and its background in Gnosticsm. We will examine the early Church and how it viewed Gnosticism.
June 4th
BTG-9
Fr. Bob
St. Mary's Church turn around
David interviews Father Bob Bedard who describes how St. Mary’s Church in Ottawa, went from a parish of a few dozen members in a fading congregation, to a vibrant Spirit filled Church full of people and joyous music, after he “gave the Lord permission” to move. Fr. Bob is the Host for Food For Life, a popular Catholic TV program and also the writer of 7 books including the popular “Reflections of a Veteran Priest”.
May 28
BTG-8
Gé La and the garbage city in Peru The “garbage city” in Peru, mud slides in Guatemala. Los Angeles based Spanish performer Gé La recounts her trips through Peru and Guatemala where Mother Theresa’s order of sisters rescue disabled babies from garbage dumps after they are left to die by their families. Is faith greater than adversity? Gé La web site www.gelaproductions.net
May 21
BTG-7
Surgical Missionaries in Guatemala David will interview with a Canadian priest who has left everything to serve the poor in a Guatemala city that has 16 murders a day. He will be joined by Spanish seminarians who discuss their call and their personal relationship with Jesus. This show will also feature an interview with Dr. “Z” (as he is affectionately known) and his surgical team. Dr. Zielinski is a Spirit filled Catholic Surgeon from Georgia who performs free surgeries in the some of the most impoverished areas of the 3rd world as a form of Evangelization and as a response to Jesus call to be our brother’s keeper.
May 7th
BTG-4

Dr. Janet Smith

Contraception, why not?

David will interview Dr. Janet Smith from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Smith’s lecture “Contraception Why Not?” has over 1 million recordings in circulation. She is at the forefront of many of the social and moral issues around Christian issues surrounding sexuality. This show will also include an interview with popular talk show host Michael Coren
April 23
BTG-3

Ge La in Guatemala

Cured of Throat Cancer

David talks about his recent trip to Guatemala and interviews Ge La, who is a popular Spanish Catholic singer who travels all over the United States, Latin America and Europe giving testimony and song about her healing from throat cancer and from emotional healing from growing up in a family where here father was an alcoholic who beat her mother and finally deserted them. We will also speak with Orlando Coronado who is the founder of Eventos Catolicos, an organization that puts on an annual Catholic conference that attracts 75,000 each year. Order a copy of the show.
April 16
BTG-2

Stephanie Gray

The Case for Pro Life

David interviews Stephanie Gray, president of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform (CCBR). She is a young woman who is a gifted speaker and defender of life. Stephanie will talk about her formation as a Christian and how her response to this experience drove her into getting socially active in one of the most controversial political issues of our age - abortion. She explores the tragedy of abortion, and our challenges as Christians. She will provide insightful responses to popular defenses of abortion. In the course of this interview David will also share his experience with abortion.  In this show, Fr. John Jillions will examine the life of the 2nd century martyr, Polycarp who would not compromise his Christian principles.
Sept 24
BTG-19
The history of Church music David interviews Uwe Leiflander, a German conductor who lives in Toronto and led the 500 voice choir at World Youth Day 2002, for 60,000,000 people. He will speak about the origins of music in the Church and the role of Classical Music in the Liturgy. He is a dynamic speaker and a “must hear” those interested in Church Music.


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Dec. 22
BTG-25
Christmas- families, society, and music

David interviews Fr. Lindsay Harrison, Francesca Bailey, music director and Organist at St. Pat's Basilica, and Peter Edwards, communications director for St. Pat's Choir. We will cover many aspects of Christmas. We begin speaking about music and choirs, then to Christmas music, Christmas in society, Evangelization within out families, and the trend to secularize Christmas, Family difficulties during Christmas, and lonely people at Christmas. We offer suggestions on how to get the most out of Christmas.

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Dec. 6
BTG-24
Carleton University Student Association prohibits pro life group membership David interviews Garnett Genuis VP external of the Carleton Debating society regarding Carleton University Students Association's (CUSA) recent decision to expel from membership any organization that seeks to limit or remove a woman's right to choose her options in the case of pregnancy. This landmark decision is limiting the free speech and limiting a group's ability to assemble. Download

Nov. 6
BTG-23

Barbados Missionaries David interviews Rosmary Scott, a missionary in the Barbados who has dedicated her life for 17 years as a celebate member of a religious community. Download
Oct. 29
BTG-22
Barbados and St. Lucia Missionary David interviews Fr. Clair Watrin, a Basilian Missionary Priest in St. Lucia. They discuss missionary work among the poor and Fr. Clair's battle with cancer. David also interviews Derrick Fields, a Catholic Singer in the Barbados who wrote and performed the hit "Mighty Rock". Download
Oct. 22
BTG-21
Peter Mason and Toronto NET David interviews Peter Mason, a Catholic singer and missionary who set out on a 40 day pilgrimage across the country on a mission to bring Christ back as king of Canada. He relied on the good will of Catholics and was able to perform in CHurches right across the country. David also interviews youth from a recent concert that David gave in Toronto. Download

Oct 8
BTG-20

Marriage and annulment in the Catholic Church David interviews Pete Vere, a Canon lawyer who served on a Catholic marriage tribunal for 7 years. Pete will discuss the meaning of Marriage in the Church and the process of annulments, diverse, and also what Pete has seen regarding Marriage in Canada. They will speak about many characteristics of troubled relationships including pornography, alcoholism, abuse, and blocks to intimacy. Download
Sept 24
BTG-19
The history of Church music David interviews Uwe Leiflander, a German conductor who lives in Toronto and led the 500 voice choir at World Youth Day 2002, for 60,000,000 people. He will speak about the origins of music in the Church and the role of Classical Music in the Liturgy. He is a dynamic speaker and a “must hear” those interested in Church Music. Download
Sept 17
BTG-18
Private schools and home schools David will speak about private Catholic School. Why do some parents choose Catholic private schools rather than Catholic separate Schools? He will also speak with home schoolers, Mike and Suzanne Staples Download
Sept. 10
BTG-17
Pro Life, the greatest human rights movement of the 21st century

David will interview Father Frank Pavone, from New York City, director of Priests for Life. He is the leading advocate for Pro-Life in North America. David will also speak with Elaine Zettle, a 22 year old student from McMaster University, who co-founded "McMaster Lifeline," a pro-life movement on campus.

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Sept. 3
BTG-16

Healing Cancer David will speak with a Father Girard Therrien, a Servite priest in Quebec City who was diagnosed with 6 cm cancerous tumor, which has shrunk to less than the size of a pea. He talks about the value of faith when we are faced with a seemingly impossible diagnosis. David will also speak with Gé Là, a Spanish singer from Los Angeles who was completely cured of cancer in her throat miraculously in 10 minutes. Download
August 27
BTG-15
Healing and Suffering

David interviews Fr. Bob Bedard who will speak about physical healing and the role of suffering in the lives of the faithful. Why does God sometimes heal and sometimes allow suffering. How can we put suffering to good use? What disposes us to the healing power of Jesus?

Download
August 20
BTG-14
Net Ministries
Quebec City Interviews

David interviews young people Any Horner and Hannah Barret who have turned back to God after getting involved in the traps that popular culture has laid out for youth. These impressive young people will talk about the trouble they got into and how they overcame and returned to the Lord and began a clean lifestyle. They are now part of the National Evangelization Team, and are traveling across Canada, thre US and Ireland telling their stories.

Download
July 2
BTG-13
Cardinal Oulette and the Quebec Church

David interviews Cardinal Oulette, who was appointed by Pope JPII to lead the people of Quebec into a new evangelization. He will speak about the International Eucharistic Conference in 2008 that will attract 200,000 people to Quebec City from around the world including Pope Benedict XVI. David will ask the Cardinal what it felt like to be in the Sistine Chapel in 2005 and participate in the election of the new Pope. David will also speak with Debra Violette, assistant youth director for the conference, about the state of the youth in Quebec.

Download
June 25th
BTG-12
Fr. Bob and the Companions of the Cross David interviews Fr. Bob Bedard who describes how the Lord moved through a small group of Priests, to create one of the fastest growing orders of priest in North America. Fr. Bob is the Host for “Food for Life”, a popular Catholic TV program and also the writer of 7 books including the popular “Reflections of a Veteran Priest”.
June 18th
BTG-11
Priests for Life David presents Fr. Frank Pavone who is the Director of Priests for Life in New York. Fr. Pavone was with Terry Schiavo right up until a few minutes before she died. He will talk about the unity that is found among Christians in the Pro Life movement.
June 11th
BTG-10

Cardinal Arinze,

Cale Clark

The Da Vinci Code

David presents an interview with Cardinal Francis Arinze at the Vatican conducted by Rob Alaert. The Cardinal was considered a leader to become the next Pope. The Cardinal will respond to the "Da VInci Code." David interviews Cale Clake of Toronto, who will discuss the “Gospel of Judas” and its background in Gnosticsm. We will examine the early Church and how it viewed Gnosticism.
June 4th
BTG-9
Fr. Bob
St. Mary's Church turn around
David interviews Father Bob Bedard who describes how St. Mary’s Church in Ottawa, went from a parish of a few dozen members in a fading congregation, to a vibrant Spirit filled Church full of people and joyous music, after he “gave the Lord permission” to move. Fr. Bob is the Host for Food For Life, a popular Catholic TV program and also the writer of 7 books including the popular “Reflections of a Veteran Priest”.
May 28
BTG-8
Gé La and the garbage city in Peru The “garbage city” in Peru, mud slides in Guatemala. Los Angeles based Spanish performer Gé La recounts her trips through Peru and Guatemala where Mother Theresa’s order of sisters rescue disabled babies from garbage dumps after they are left to die by their families. Is faith greater than adversity? Gé La web site www.gelaproductions.net
May 21
BTG-7
Surgical Missionaries in Guatemala David will interview with a Canadian priest who has left everything to serve the poor in a Guatemala city that has 16 murders a day. He will be joined by Spanish seminarians who discuss their call and their personal relationship with Jesus. This show will also feature an interview with Dr. “Z” (as he is affectionately known) and his surgical team. Dr. Zielinski is a Spirit filled Catholic Surgeon from Georgia who performs free surgeries in the some of the most impoverished areas of the 3rd world as a form of Evangelization and as a response to Jesus call to be our brother’s keeper.
May 14
BTG-6

Janelle and Mark Mallet

Catholic Contemporary Music

David interviews two well know Catholic Music Ministers who are both touring across North America. Janelle is a Catholic artist who won New Artist of the Year at the CGMA Covenant Awards and the Vibe Awards. www.janelle.cc . Mark Mallet travels in an RV with his wife and 7 children! He is an internationally recognized Catholic singer and Evangelist who has won numerous awards including Canadian Gospel Music Association, Country Gospel Album of the Year. www.markmallet.com
May 7th
BTG-5
Canada's March for Life David interviews Jim Hughes, the Executive Director of Campaign Life Coalition in Toronto, and Aidan Reid, director of the Ottawa Office, which is the lead organization in the political fight against abortion in Canada. They will be talking about the upcoming March for Life on Parliament Hill which will be a gathering of over 5,000 people that begins Thursday May 11th at 12 noon on Canada’s Parliament Hill. www.lifesite.net The Humane Vitae Conference is at www.therosarium.ca
May 7th
BTG-4

Dr. Janet Smith

Contraception, why not?

David will interview Dr. Janet Smith from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Smith’s lecture “Contraception Why Not?” has over 1 million recordings in circulation. She is at the forefront of many of the social and moral issues around Christian issues surrounding sexuality. This show will also include an interview with popular talk show host Michael Coren
April 23
BTG-3

Ge La in Guatemala

Cured of Throat Cancer

David talks about his recent trip to Guatemala and interviews Ge La, who is a popular Spanish Catholic singer who travels all over the United States, Latin America and Europe giving testimony and song about her healing from throat cancer and from emotional healing from growing up in a family where here father was an alcoholic who beat her mother and finally deserted them. We will also speak with Orlando Coronado who is the founder of Eventos Catolicos, an organization that puts on an annual Catholic conference that attracts 75,000 each year. Order a copy of the show.
April 16
BTG-2

Stephanie Gray

The Case for Pro Life

David interviews Stephanie Gray, president of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform (CCBR). She is a young woman who is a gifted speaker and defender of life. Stephanie will talk about her formation as a Christian and how her response to this experience drove her into getting socially active in one of the most controversial political issues of our age - abortion. She explores the tragedy of abortion, and our challenges as Christians. She will provide insightful responses to popular defenses of abortion. In the course of this interview David will also share his experience with abortion.  In this show, Fr. John Jillions will examine the life of the 2nd century martyr, Polycarp who would not compromise his Christian principles.
April 9th
BTG-1
Fr. Bob's personal encounter with Christ David interviews Father Bob Bedard. Fr. Bob is the founder of the “Companions of the Cross”, which is a new community of priests that are spreading out across Canada and into the United States. He is the author of 7 books, including “Reflections of a Veteran Priest”, and is the host of the popular TV series “Food for Life” which shows on stations across North America. In this interview, Fr. Bob will give the testimony of his personal encounter with the Lord and how that has affected the way he ministers as a Priest.