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Father Dave answers our listeners’ #QuestionsOfFaith about marriage on today’s throwback podcast.
05/06/2021
Father Dave Answers Questions on Getting Married in the Catholic Church

Father Dave answers our listeners’ #QuestionsOfFaith about marriage on today’s throwback podcast.

Father Dave answers two questions on marriage. A listener named Patricia shares that her daughter was supposed to be married in August, but her Pre-Cana marriage course was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and she is unable to be married without it.

05/06/2021
Questions of faith about Mary!

Father Larry answers your question of faith live!

1:30 Why are there so many names for Mary?

6:10 Do you have a favorite Marian Apparition, Fr. Larry?

11:20 I have a friend who left the church years ago. She's still a faithful Christian. We were talking about the Catholic devotion to Mary, and she put forth that Mary was not sinless, and couldn't be because only Jesus was perfect, pure, and free from sin. I explained our belief that Mary was born free from sin, so she could be a pure vessel for Jesus. While she agreed to that, she insisted Mary was not forever free from sin, because then why would we need Jesus to be the savior? Mary could have been. I never thought that was the point! It wasn't a contest, Jesus was the Son of God, and the sacrifice. Can you please offer some clarification? This stumps me a little.

15:05 Do we know when and where Mary died?

21:21 Must we believe in the coronation of Mary, like the 5th Glorious Mystery?

28:30 My daughter fell asleep during a guided meditation by her campus ministry director. She is at a loss on how to meditate in an “alert” state. Any suggestions for meditative prayer?

Join us tomorrow, May 6th, for a Facebook Live event featuring Busted Halo Show guest host, Fr. Larry Rice! Drop your #q...
05/05/2021

Join us tomorrow, May 6th, for a Facebook Live event featuring Busted Halo Show guest host, Fr. Larry Rice! Drop your #questionsoffaith about Mary below, and we hope to see you there!

Join us tomorrow, May 6th, for a Facebook Live event featuring Busted Halo Show guest host, Fr. Larry Rice! Drop your #questionsoffaith about Mary below, and we hope to see you there!

“In the repetition of her prayers, Mary smooths out the wrinkles between me and God, pouring his grace into my life and ...
05/05/2021
Mary: The Background Music to My Spiritual Life | Busted Halo

“In the repetition of her prayers, Mary smooths out the wrinkles between me and God, pouring his grace into my life and carrying me — as a mother carries her child.”

Allowing Mary into our lives can be as fruitful as it is sweet. Watching Mary support Jesus from the background is a perfect parallel for how she supports us in our lives! Read about one mom’s realizations while rocking her child to sleep.

One mom shares how we can picture Mary as a loving mother rocking us to sleep. She is the background to our faith, always pointing us back to God.

Happy Cinco de Mayo from Busted Halo!
05/05/2021

Happy Cinco de Mayo from Busted Halo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo from Busted Halo!

What is papal infallibility? Are Catholics required to believe everything the Pope says? What’s the difference between a...
05/04/2021
What Is Papal Infallibility?

What is papal infallibility? Are Catholics required to believe everything the Pope says? What’s the difference between a formal infallible statement and a papal encyclical?

If you’ve ever wondered about the Church’s teachings on how Catholics should take in what the Holy Father says and incorporate it into their lives, today’s podcast is for you! Listen to guest host Father Larry Rice explain the history and theology behind papal infallibility.

Father Larry Rice explains papal infallibility and how it works.

May the 4th be with you!
05/04/2021

May the 4th be with you!

May the 4th be with you!

It’s officially May, which is when the Catholic Church dedicates the entire month to honor Our Blessed Mother Mary. Toda...
05/03/2021
Marian Consecration: The What, Why and How | Busted Halo

It’s officially May, which is when the Catholic Church dedicates the entire month to honor Our Blessed Mother Mary. Today’s writer explains a practice you might have heard of before that’s especially popular at this time: Marian consecration.

“If to consecrate means 'to set aside for a particular purpose,' what does it mean, exactly, when the term is applied to our relationship with Mary? Put simply, Marian consecration is an entrustment of oneself to Our Lady. But if that 'simple' idea still sounds vague and mystical, know that consecration involves the following concrete steps.”

Learn to deepen your faith through consecration to Mary. Through 33 days of prayer, allow Mary to help form you into a saint by her faithful example.

“The priest was making the sign of the cross on his head, lips, and heart. Then he started the Gospel proclamation... Th...
04/30/2021
Head, Lips and Heart: Learning About Unity Through the Three Cross Prayer | Busted Halo

“The priest was making the sign of the cross on his head, lips, and heart. Then he started the Gospel proclamation... The moment felt holy and magical. It drew me away from my solitary activity and into the communal experience of God’s presence.”

As Catholics, we are made to find God in community. The experience of the three cross prayer helped one Busted Halo writer deepen her faith and reconnect with her faith community.

The three cross prayer is a gesture unites me with my brothers and sisters in Christ across time and space.

“Mercy is going to be your friend. It’s really going to force you to take the high road, but it’s not going to let you d...
04/29/2021
How Do I Forgive My Sister?

“Mercy is going to be your friend. It’s really going to force you to take the high road, but it’s not going to let you do that by yourself.” -- Fr. Steven Bell

When it comes to family disagreements, forgiving those who have hurt us can be challenging. Fr. Steven offers some advice to a listener in that situation on today’s podcast.

A listener named Aida asks Father Steven Bell how to forgive her older sister who she hasn’t spoken to for years due to a conflict over their inheritance.

What do St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John Henry Newman, and St. Ignatius of Loyola all have in common? They can help you stud...
04/28/2021
With Finals Looming...Who Is the Patron Saint of Studying? | Busted Halo

What do St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John Henry Newman, and St. Ignatius of Loyola all have in common? They can help you study! With #finals season approaching, these scholarly saints are here to guide you on your studying journey.

I can offer three who would be good to pray with: 1) St. Thomas Aquinas — the official patron of scholars and a doctor of the…

04/28/2021

It's Mass Class Wednesday! Have a question of faith? Leave them below!

“I’m a big fan of people encountering God through art, the idea that people can find and experience God through truth, b...
04/27/2021
Can Faith and Magic Go Together? An Interview With ‘Catholic Magician’ Giancarlo Bernini The Catholic Magician

“I’m a big fan of people encountering God through art, the idea that people can find and experience God through truth, beauty, and goodness.”

Today’s podcast brings you a little bit of faith and a little bit of magic from the “Catholic Magician,” Giancarlo Bernini!

Giancarlo Bernini, Catholic Magician and speaker, discusses his unique career, his Catholic faith, and performs some tricks on-air!

“In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he asks us, ‘Am I trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God?’ (Gal 1:10)...
04/26/2021
Whose Approval Are We Seeking? How Staying True to Myself Brought Me Closer to God | Busted Halo

“In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he asks us, ‘Am I trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God?’ (Gal 1:10). It didn’t seem to me that I had a problem with the former, but was I really trying to impress God with everything I did? I didn’t think so. I was mostly floating along doing whatever made me happy.”

For a meaningful and relatable reflection on how to be true to yourself and focus on seeking God’s approval instead of the approval of others, read our latest article.

Read how one author learned to seek approval not from earthly things, but from her Father in heaven.

“I’m one to believe that our disagreements and points of contention are opportunities.” -- Fr. Steven BellFr. Steven Bel...
04/25/2021
Fr. Steven Bell on Pursuing Healing and Reconciliation in the Wake of the Chauvin Trial

“I’m one to believe that our disagreements and points of contention are opportunities.” -- Fr. Steven Bell

Fr. Steven Bell breaks down a few ways that we, as Catholics, can work towards healing as a country and a community after hearing the results of the Chauvin trial in our latest podcast.

Father Steven Bell and Team Busted Halo discuss working towards healing and reconciliation after the news of Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Looking for a way to pause and celebrate Earth Day? Download this virtual (and paperless) mini-retreat from our website,...
04/25/2021
Virtual Earth Day Retreat | Busted Halo

Looking for a way to pause and celebrate Earth Day? Download this virtual (and paperless) mini-retreat from our website, and find ways to grow in your faith and appreciation for God’s creation today!

Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? Try Busted Halo's virtual retreat and spend some time reflecting on the spiritual meaning of creation.

“I was worried that Adoration might only be for super holy people — ones who spend time with God in perfect, prayerful c...
04/23/2021
A Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration | Busted Halo

“I was worried that Adoration might only be for super holy people — ones who spend time with God in perfect, prayerful contentment. My mind is full of worldly concerns and distractions, so maybe Adoration wasn’t for me.”

Not sure how to approach Eucharistic Adoration? Sarah Zentner shares some tips to get you started. Adoration may be easier (and more fulfilling) than you ever thought.

Despite my years of doubts, I somehow found myself wanting to try Eucharistic Adoration again. Here are some things I that helped me commit to a weekly Adoration practice.

“There is a great crying out, for some real connection, for some real understanding, for some real justice. And love, no...
04/22/2021
Fr. Steven Bell on Pursuing Healing and Reconciliation in the Wake of the Chauvin Trial

“There is a great crying out, for some real connection, for some real understanding, for some real justice. And love, not the cutesy kind of love that feels good but a phenomenal kind of love that touches hearts and souls, a recognition of our humanity.” -- Fr. Steven Bell

On today’s podcast, Fr. Steve encourages us to seek communion in the wake of the Chauvin trial verdict.

Father Steven Bell and Team Busted Halo discuss working towards healing and reconciliation after the news of Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Happy Earth Day from Busted Halo!
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day from Busted Halo!

Happy Earth Day from Busted Halo!

Earth Day is tomorrow! As the seasons change, taking time to appreciate all that God’s creation on Earth does for you is...
04/21/2021
Virtual Earth Day Retreat | Busted Halo

Earth Day is tomorrow! As the seasons change, taking time to appreciate all that God’s creation on Earth does for you is a great way to be conscious of your impact on it. Reflect on passages from scripture while thinking about God’s creation in our virtual (and paperless) mini-retreat.

Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? Try Busted Halo's virtual retreat and spend some time reflecting on the spiritual meaning of creation.

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