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Award-winning website and radio show. Tune in to The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer, weekdays 6 pm - 8 pm ET on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM channel 129

Mission: Our vision is for a more joyful and meaningful experience of Catholicism that positively impacts people's lives.

Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven! There are often many questions when it...
08/14/2020
Understanding and Celebrating the Feast of the Assumption | Busted Halo

Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven! There are often many questions when it comes to what, exactly, the Assumption is (“What’s the difference between the Assumption and the Ascension?”) and how we can make the day special. If you’re looking for answers, check out this article.

What the heck is the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven? Here are some facts about this Holy Day of Obligation and ideas to celebrate.

“I dropped out of school, got kicked out of a foreign country... I went to two drug and rehab centers and got thrown in ...
08/13/2020
Father Donald Calloway: 10 Wonders of the Rosary

“I dropped out of school, got kicked out of a foreign country... I went to two drug and rehab centers and got thrown in jail when I was 18… and now I’ve been a priest for almost 16 years.” Tune into today’s podcast to hear Fr. Donald Calloway’s amazing story about how the Rosary completely turned his life around:

Father Donald Calloway, Vocation Director for the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, chats with Father Dave about his book, “10 Wonders of the Rosary.” He shares his journey to the Catholic Church and stories about the power of the Rosary.

08/13/2020
Answering your question about Mary, our Blessed Mother

Answering your question about Mary, our Blessed Mother

2:20: What is the difference between the Dormition and the Assumption?

24:00: Father Dave… can you tell us about the Marian apparition in Wisconsin?

36:50: Was Mary a widow at the time of the crucifixion?

44:21: What do you say when a noncatholic is continually harassing you for praying the rosary?

Do you have questions about Mary or the Catholic faith? Get your questions of faith answered LIVE this Thursday at 12pm ...
08/12/2020

Do you have questions about Mary or the Catholic faith? Get your questions of faith answered LIVE this Thursday at 12pm ET by Father Dave!

This Saturday, August 15, is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. If you’re looking for a way to honor the Blessed Mothe...
08/12/2020
A Morning Rosary and a Mother’s Influence | Busted Halo

This Saturday, August 15, is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. If you’re looking for a way to honor the Blessed Mother, try a morning rosary practice. Read one man’s experience with praying the Rosary everyday for a month before his wedding and what he learned about Mary’s influence on his own faith.

Getting to God's side is quite easy: Ask Mary to bring you, pray the Rosary, and you will find that when we bring our needs to her, she never fails in bringing us to him.

Uncomfortable with confessing your sins from six feet apart? Tune into today’s podcast to hear how you and your church c...
08/11/2020
How Can I Be Brave About Confession My Sins Out Loud?

Uncomfortable with confessing your sins from six feet apart? Tune into today’s podcast to hear how you and your church community can adapt to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep this sacrament in your spiritual life:

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.

While this back-to-school season may look a little different than most, prayer is still a great way to prepare. Whether ...
08/10/2020
9-Day Back-to-School Prayer Challenge: A Novena for the Start of the School Year | Busted Halo

While this back-to-school season may look a little different than most, prayer is still a great way to prepare. Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or just someone who wants to pray for our children and our schools, this novena from writer and mother of two Jessica Gapasin Dennis is a good place to start.

Set aside time each day to pray for our children and our schools and for God to give us the vision to be who God is calling us to be in a broken world.

"During these past few months, there have been days when every news story is worse than the next, when the baby won’t na...
08/09/2020
Want to Raise Little Saints? Tell the Saints’ Stories | Busted Halo

"During these past few months, there have been days when every news story is worse than the next, when the baby won’t nap, and the waffles burn in the toaster. There are days when everyone needs me all at once and everything seems too much and I am never enough. On these days, I am glad to have the saints for both me and my children, to learn by, to live by, and to show us the true meaning of love."

It wasn't until I became a mother that I realized how important it is to teach our children both the saintly and human qualities of the saints.

As the pandemic drags on and we continue to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 virus on our nation and world. We h...
08/08/2020
Keeping the Faith During the Time of Coronavirus | Busted Halo

As the pandemic drags on and we continue to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 virus on our nation and world. We hope that Busted Halo can help you navigate this time of uncertainty with a spirit of calm, hope, and faith. https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/keeping-the-faith-during-the-time-of-coronavirus

At Busted Halo, we recognize the fear and anxiety in the air as we all continue to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 virus on our nation and world. We hope that Busted Halo can help you navigate this time of uncertainty with a spirit of calm, hope, and faith.

“Servant leaders approach every situation by listening first and really beginning to understand what the other person is...
08/06/2020
How Practicing Servant Leadership Helps Us Thrive

“Servant leaders approach every situation by listening first and really beginning to understand what the other person is dealing with.” In today’s podcast, CEO Pat Falotico shares what it means to be a servant leader and how it an integral part of the journey to success: https://bit.ly/3klqvyc

Pat Falotico, CEO of the Robert K Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, stops by the show to talk about servant leadership and how following this approach can help us all be better leaders.

08/06/2020
Fr. Dave answers your August questions of faith!

Fr. Dave answers your August questions of faith! Here's what we answered:

How is the decision made to close a church? My parish has been struggling, and I don't see our current priest being able to change it or make it grow.

My husband/father of my children is not Catholic but we all are. He attends church and supports us all. What can be said when my children ask what will happen to their dad when he dies if he’s not Catholic?

If a parent baptized a baby with water because of virus and was fearful something would happen to baby & now wants to have a Church baptism, can they?

We live in an archdiocese in which we are able to attend mass, thankfully! However, the archbishop continues the dispensation to allow people to watch mass at home if needed. This past Sunday my husband was sick and since we have 4 young kids and we need all hands on deck at mass, we stayed home and watched on tv. However, since I was not sick, does this meet my Sunday obligation or do I need to go to confession before I receive communion again. Feels like this is a grey area and I don’t want to receive communion if I shouldn’t be.

Please explain the Act of Spiritual Communion prayer. I am attending Sunday mass, in person, at my local parish. I also listen to the daily mass on the radio on my way to work. Is it still appropriate to say this prayer ?

The saints’ stories tell tales of amazing heroes who suffered, sacrificed, and loved greatly for God. However, they also...
08/05/2020
Want to Raise Little Saints? Tell the Saints’ Stories | Busted Halo

The saints’ stories tell tales of amazing heroes who suffered, sacrificed, and loved greatly for God. However, they also tell the stories of everyday, real people who made mistakes. It’s important to share both sides of the saints’ stories with our children. Here are some resources to find all the wonderful, yet human, stories of the saints:

It wasn't until I became a mother that I realized how important it is to teach our children both the saintly and human qualities of the saints.

08/05/2020

Leave your questions of faith here!

“The best advice I ever heard is about finding your purpose. That is, having something to love, something to do, and som...
08/04/2020
Karen Duffy on Chaplaincy and Living With Chronic Pain

“The best advice I ever heard is about finding your purpose. That is, having something to love, something to do, and something to look forward to.” Check out today’s podcast as Karen Duffy discusses life as a hospital chaplain, and how living with chronic pain influences her work.

Actress and best-selling author Karen Duffy discusses her work as a hospital chaplain and her experience living with chronic pain.

“Intergenerational friendships, which allow us to learn from people who have experienced more of life than us, and other...
08/03/2020
Intergenerational Friendships: 3 Tips for Stepping Outside Your Age Bracket When Making Friends | Busted Halo

“Intergenerational friendships, which allow us to learn from people who have experienced more of life than us, and others who are seeing the world with fresh eyes, make life richer for all parties involved.” Here are a few ways to start cultivating friendships across ages:

Not only does Ruth and Naomi’s relationship paint a picture of abiding loyalty and devotion, it also tenderly depicts the fruitfulness of intergenerational friendship.

For many Catholics, practicing social distancing often felt like spiritual distancing due to public Masses being closed....
08/02/2020
Coming Home: Returning to the Sacraments Amidst COVID-19 | Busted Halo

For many Catholics, practicing social distancing often felt like spiritual distancing due to public Masses being closed. Read one man’s experience as he was finally reunited with the Sacraments.

Returning to Confession and Communion after being separated from the Sacraments for months was an emotional experience. Here’s what I learned.

08/02/2020

Join Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, for a special livestream Mass on Sunday, August 2, 10:00am eastern time, as he concelebrates with his two ordination classmates in honor of their twentieth anniversary of priesthood. Watch live at: St. Mary's of the Lake page.

In times of grief, surrounding ourselves with supportive family and friends is vital. Author and Emmy Award-winning news...
08/01/2020
‘You Can’t Do It Alone’: Maria Quiban Whitesell on Grief

In times of grief, surrounding ourselves with supportive family and friends is vital. Author and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Marie Quiban Whitesell shares how she relied on the love of those around her while coping with her husband’s cancer diagnosis. Listen to the podcast here:

Emmy Award-winning news anchor Maria Quiban Whitesell discusses her book, “You Can't Do It Alone: A Widow's Journey through Loss, Grief, and Life After.”

Today is the Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola! St. Ignatius founded the Jesuits, an all-male religious order, over 500 yea...
07/31/2020
Meeting God Through Ignatian Spirituality | Busted Halo

Today is the Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola! St. Ignatius founded the Jesuits, an all-male religious order, over 500 years ago, with a spirituality focused on prayerful discernment and putting faith into action. If you’re not already familiar with Ignatian spirituality, you may be wondering how to apply this to life in the 21st century… Read today’s post on how “daughter of Ignatius” Becky Eldridge uses seven guiding principles in her daily life.

How 500-year-old spirituality guides my life in the 21st century and tips for making Ignatian spirituality a part of your day-to-day life as well.

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Hello! I was looking for a link to your interview with Fr. Gregory. A friend of mine wrote a post about the death of his ego. (It reminded me of when Fr. G was talking about first transitioning into the seminary, and how he wasn't getting the external validation he had become accustomed. ) I thought it might be a good resource for my friend. Can you help me out? Thank you!
Please pray for my son Joe he is 34 years old and was in accident he has severe brain trauma I need a miracle to say the least!!!!
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Hi Fr. Dave! I know I am really late to the game, but there is a good reason for it. I really wanted to call during your "live" broadcast, however, with the kiddos, it wasn't possible. I am Marcos (formally known as Cage-Fighting Marcos) and through my "look back" feed, I realized that 10 years ago, I met you and the older crew of the Busted Halo Show. I also, got to see you, cost-to-cost at the LA Religious Ed congress in So-Cal and had the honor of driving you all around for a bit. I just wanted to wish you a happy (belated) 20 years of priesthood. Thank you, not only for your yes to God through your priesthood, but also for your yes to being in this media. You were very instrumental, not only in my avocation as a missionary, but also in my actual vocation of Marriage. I was one of those "eternal-discerners" who was constantly "discerning" my life/vocation/calling, etc. One of the last interactions that we had (on the phone) was where you basically gave me the advice of "getting off the fence", and that's just what I ended up doing. I felt called to Mission work and ended up spending 3 years as a Missionary in Bolivia, South America. It was a very transformative experiences in my life and then later helped me discern Marriage with my now wife (also a missionary heart) and we live and work in a Parish in Wisconsin. Thank you for all the ways you not only teach, but live the faith so well and in a relatable way. I pray God grants you many more years of serving His people through your ministry! I offered Mass (in person) for you and your continued service as a Priest, spiritual guide and pillar of the community. Thanks for keeping us laughing and learning. Greetings to Brett and Christina too!
Hello, I have a quick question. I've never done a novena before (I know, I know... But I'm trying to turn over a new leaf here and become more involved in my faith). I want to do a novena to St Joseph, but I see so many different ones, I don't know which one is "correct". Can you point me to the correct link to use, that will give me the prayers, and tell me how to do it? Thank you in advance!
Happy Pentecost!
Happy Anniversary, Fr. Dave!! God Bless you for hearing and answering the call to the priesthood.
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Congrats Fr. Dave Did you attend the seminary at Mt Paul in NJ? I pass there every day and always wondered. We attended an Antioch retreat there some years ago
The Benedictines at St. Procopius Abbey have a special new candidate in discernment, and I thought you might enjoy the story: https://www.facebook.com/StProcopiusAbbey/posts/1830079820477998
You spoke of a person who lived in Italy and did Pilgrimages in Italy. Would please let me know of the name of the person, Please and thank you
Pray warriors! My daughter's friend(14 yrs old) is in icu. Please pray!