Busted Halo

Busted Halo Busted Halo is a unique media resource that utilizes a relevant and accessible voice to help people understand the Catholic faith & share it with others.

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

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“Christ himself said they knew him in the breaking of bread. And didn’t he know human beings? He knew we love our food.....
12/30/2021
Heather King Talks Food and Faith

“Christ himself said they knew him in the breaking of bread. And didn’t he know human beings? He knew we love our food... It’s that part of life that goes on.” Listen to author Heather King talk food, faith, and community in today’s podcast: https://bit.ly/2Lc3PCU

Friend of the show Heather King stops by the studio to discuss her new book, "Famished: A Food Memoir with Recipes," and her other recent writing. Heather shares the inspiration for her column at Magnificat, and the great people she has met along her career journey. (Original Air 6-25-18)

18-year-old Chloe Howard says she vanquished her bullies with love from her family and faith. Listen to her story and le...
12/28/2021
Chloe Howard: Stand Beautiful

18-year-old Chloe Howard says she vanquished her bullies with love from her family and faith. Listen to her story and learn about her book “Stand Beautiful” on our podcast:

Chloe Howard stops by the studio to discuss her new book, "Stand Beautiful: A Story of Brokenness, Beauty, and Embracing it All." Original Air 6-25-18

“I’ll admit, when a new year rolls around, I start ‘should-ing’ myself -- I should do this, I should start that. And for...
12/27/2021
Before Making a Resolution, Make a Confession - Busted Halo

“I’ll admit, when a new year rolls around, I start ‘should-ing’ myself -- I should do this, I should start that. And for most of my life, Confession felt like one of those things I should do, without any real enthusiasm or true appreciation for it.”

Through his death and resurrection, Jesus freed us from sin. Period. The Sacrament of Reconciliation reaffirms this every time, and God offers his mercy...

“Christmas is a ray of light for all, because it reveals to us God’s love and makes us feel the presence of Jesus with e...
12/25/2021

“Christmas is a ray of light for all, because it reveals to us God’s love and makes us feel the presence of Jesus with everyone, especially with those who are suffering.” — Pope St. John Paul II

Merry Christmas from Busted Halo! May God bless you and your family, alleviating suffering to bring the joy and peace of Christ into the world.

“Christmas is a ray of light for all, because it reveals to us God’s love and makes us feel the presence of Jesus with everyone, especially with those who are suffering.” — Pope St. John Paul II

Merry Christmas from Busted Halo! May God bless you and your family, alleviating suffering to bring the joy and peace of Christ into the world.

Ever wondered why we go to midnight Mass on Christmas Eve? Mike Hayes has the answer!
12/24/2021
Why Do We Go to Midnight Mass on Christmas? - Busted Halo

Ever wondered why we go to midnight Mass on Christmas Eve? Mike Hayes has the answer!

Keeping vigil has always been a spiritual practice in Catholicism. This is what we are essentially doing by attending any "Vigil" Mass.

Father Dave uses St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians to explain to a caller how a person can deepen their connection with...
12/23/2021
How Do I Pray to the Holy Spirit?

Father Dave uses St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians to explain to a caller how a person can deepen their connection with the Holy Spirit. Listen to the podcast here:

A listener named Bob asks, "How do I pray to the Holy Spirit?" Bob explains that as he has gone deeper into his prayer life, he can't seem to connect to the Holy Spirit. Father Dave suggests praying the popular "Prayer to the Holy Spirit" and reflecting on the fruits of the Spirit listed in Saint Pa...

Did you know that we almost celebrated Christmas Day on March 25? Mike Hayes explains the history and scholarly thinking...
12/22/2021
How did December 25 get to be Christmas Day? - Busted Halo

Did you know that we almost celebrated Christmas Day on March 25? Mike Hayes explains the history and scholarly thinking behind how the Church chose which day to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Scholars attempted to calculate an exact date for the Nativity of the Lord, but it was deemed impossible. (There was/is not enough information available to determine…

In today’s throwback podcast, Father Dave answers a Question Of Faith about O Antiphons. For an explainer on what they a...
12/21/2021
What Are O Antiphons?

In today’s throwback podcast, Father Dave answers a Question Of Faith about O Antiphons. For an explainer on what they are, how they’re used, and where you may have heard them, listen here:

What are O Antiphons, and are they only used during Advent?

“In a season when the celebration boils down to a very simple birth, in a very simple setting, we sure tend to pull out ...
12/20/2021
‘When Overwhelmed, Break It Down’: The Motto That Applies to Advent and Arithmetic - Busted Halo

“In a season when the celebration boils down to a very simple birth, in a very simple setting, we sure tend to pull out all the stops to make it the most complicated time of year.” Read what a mom’s simple approach to solving a complicated math problem can teach us about our own approach to Advent and Christmastime:

How My Son’s Math Meltdown Helped Me Understand the Meaning of Christmas

Count down the final days until Christmas with Busted Halo’s Advent Calendar — celebrate the reason for the season with ...
12/19/2021
Busted Halo 2021 Advent Calendar

Count down the final days until Christmas with Busted Halo’s Advent Calendar — celebrate the reason for the season with our Advent daily jolts of inspiration:

Our digital twist on the traditional Advent calendar! Each day, the link will lead you to a special Advent-themed Daily Jolt and MicroChallenge.

“It’s all around us, the pressure to feel a certain way during the holidays. The one-word designs found on mugs, sweater...
12/19/2021
Can't Force the Feeling: How Letting Go of Expectations Helped Me Enjoy Christmas - Busted Halo

“It’s all around us, the pressure to feel a certain way during the holidays. The one-word designs found on mugs, sweaters, and Christmas cards can seem more like commands than celebrations: ‘Wonder.’ ‘Celebrate.’ ‘Rejoice.’”

It hits me at odd times throughout the year, in small, fleeing sparks: that feeling of perfect warmth and wonder that embodies Christmastime.

Help us continue to be a light in the darkness for those who need it the most! Your contribution to our annual Holiday F...
12/18/2021
Donate to Busted Halo

Help us continue to be a light in the darkness for those who need it the most! Your contribution to our annual Holiday Fund Drive will help us have a positive impact on Catholics for many years to come.

Our goal at Busted Halo is to make sure the Church doesn't forget about those who are searching for God’s love and mercy. Join us in sharing faith joyfully!

With the final week of Advent upon us, the holiday season can make patience hard to come by. In order to get in the mind...
12/18/2021
A Lesson in Waiting: An Advent Retreat - Busted Halo

With the final week of Advent upon us, the holiday season can make patience hard to come by. In order to get in the mindset for the coming of Christ, try out this virtual retreat:

Waiting is not, however, a passive action. It’s dynamic and transformative! This virtual retreat will help you reflect on ways to grow in faith, hope, and love while we wait for the coming of Christ this Advent.

“I’ve given up trying to force any prescribed feelings at Christmas. I’ve even tried to let go of requiring certain trad...
12/17/2021
Can't Force the Feeling: How Letting Go of Expectations Helped Me Enjoy Christmas - Busted Halo

“I’ve given up trying to force any prescribed feelings at Christmas. I’ve even tried to let go of requiring certain traditions to happen. Instead, I commit to looking for whatever is good in the season, acknowledging it, and giving thanks for it.”

It hits me at odd times throughout the year, in small, fleeing sparks: that feeling of perfect warmth and wonder that embodies Christmastime.

How do we cope with loss during the “happiest time of the year”? Father Dave offers advice about grieving loved ones dur...
12/16/2021
Fatherly Advice: Dealing with Grief Around the Holidays - Busted Halo

How do we cope with loss during the “happiest time of the year”? Father Dave offers advice about grieving loved ones during the Christmas season.

Father Dave consoles a couple who recently lost their son in an accident and are struggling with coping with their grief during the holidays.

Do you have a question for Father Dave about Advent or Christmas? Leave it in the comments below! Then, join us on Faceb...
12/14/2021

Do you have a question for Father Dave about Advent or Christmas? Leave it in the comments below! Then, join us on Facebook this Thursday at 2 p.m. ET to hear Father Dave answer your questions of faith live.

Do you have a question for Father Dave about Advent or Christmas? Leave it in the comments below! Then, join us on Facebook this Thursday at 2 p.m. ET to hear Father Dave answer your questions of faith live.

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"The truth is that when we commit a sin, no matter how minor or mortal, we not only break our bond with God, we break our bond with the entire community of faith that is the Body of Christ. So, when we participate in the Sacrament of Confession, we restore that bond between God and the community, since the priest both represents the community and acts as an intercessor between us and God..." Read more about this incredibly meaningful, special, and healing sacrament from Busted Halo's archived article, "Busted Halo's Guide to Confession": https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/busted-halos-guide-confession Don't miss out on this upcoming last Saturday of Advent to reconcile your heart and soul with God, as we head into the final week of the Advent season! Reconciliation times are after the 9 AM Mass this Saturday, 3-4:30 PM during Saturdays of the year (excluding Saturday, December 25th), and by appointment.
We pray that you and your loved ones are in the midst of a joyful third week of Advent! Our media ministry Busted Halo offers many great resources for this sacred season: https://bustedhalo.com/advent-resources
We pray that you and your loved ones are abundantly blessed during this second week of Advent! Our media ministry Busted Halo has many great resources for this sacred season. Check them out at: https://bustedhalo.com/advent-resources
▶️ WATCH: What is #Advent all about? How is Advent different than Christmas? Busted Halo explains the significance of this special season in the Church and why the experience of waiting, hope, and preparation is still so important in our lives today.
"I was a comfortable Catholic for years, and when I got there and just met the love of those who are living in extreme poverty, Christ lived so abundantly in those people, I met Christ face-to-face." - Leanna Holmes Thank you for the shout-out, Busted Halo ! 😇 https://bustedhalo.com/podcasts/box-of-joy
It's not too late to come up with a plan for reflecting on and renewing your relationship with Christ this Advent. If you still aren't sure how you want to "Draw Near to Christ" this year, don't miss this great article from the archives of Busted Halo. Is there something that piques your interest for this Advent? https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/10-meaningful-advent-traditions-to-try-this-year?fbclid=IwAR0PTLfp_mkpwxJcFZDMrIkpL1pcwltheK4X81Vx5bjuMytERhptkpmpnoc
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We pray that you and your loved ones are abundantly blessed during this first week of Advent! Don't miss this wonderful online Advent calendar from our media ministry Busted Halo: https://advent.bustedhalo.com/ For all of Busted Halo's Advent resources, please visit: https://bustedhalo.com/advent-resources