The Busted Halo Show with Catholic priest Father Dave Dwyer, CSP, is an informative and entertaining take on the Catholic faith. Father Dave and team answer your questions of faith and tackle current issues in our world while having some laughs along the way! This podcast features excerpts from the show on The Catholic Channel -- SiriusXM, channel 129.
Father Dave explains to Team Busted Halo how there is in fact not just one Christmas, but five. (Originally aired: 12/29/09)
Direct download: 12-29-09_5Christmases.mp3
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We have been getting a lot of calls recently from people who are curious about the possible upcoming changes to mass that may happen soon. Father Dave tries to answer some of these questions in this segment from Mass Class Wednesday on the Busted Halo Show. (Originally aired: 10/07/09)
Direct download: 10-07-09_MassChanges.mp3
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In this newest installment of the Busted Halo Show feature “Real World Catholic Leaders,” Father Dave speaks with Geoffrey T. Boisi, chairman and chief executive officer of Roundtable Investment Partners LLC, and Chairman of the Board of The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Leadership - an organization of laity, religious, and clergy working together to promote excellence and best practices in the management, finances, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S. by greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity. Mr. Boisi is also the co-founder of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, which ranks as one of the top 100 charities in the U.S. and is leading the movement to connect America’s young people with caring adult mentors.  He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wharton School’s Joseph Wharton Award; the American Red Cross of Greater New York’s Humanitarian Award; the National Catholic Educational Association’s Elizabeth Seton Award; and he’s been honored by Pope John Paul II as a Steward of St. Peter.  Indeed, Geoff Boisi is a "Real World Catholic Leader." (Originally aired: 12/09/09)

Direct download: 12-09-09_GeoffBoisi.mp3
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Friends of the show, all the way from Ireland, Father Eugene O’Hagan, Father Martin O’Hagan and Father David Delargy are the singing trio known as “The Priests”.  Their new album Harmony is available now!  It’s been called one of the top three new Christmas albums to buy this year, and it’s a  beautiful collection of 15 brand new recordings of some of the most beloved songs of all time including “Amazing Grace,” “The Lords Prayer”, and “Silent Night." Here on the show to both talk to Father Dave about both their singing and pastoral careers, and also to perform songs from their latest album, The Priests.

Direct download: 12-02-09_ThePriests.mp3
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Shawn Raynond is co-founder of the U.S. Public Service Academy, which calls for the establishment of a public-service-oriented undergraduate school modeled on the U.S. military academies.  A bill before congress earned bi-partisan support this past year, and The Academy has earned endorsements from more than 90 college presidents, including three former superintendents of West Point. He is a partner at the law firm of Susman Godfrey LLP in Houston, Texas.  Earlier this year, he received an Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, given annually to one Houston attorney under the age of 38 who best represents professional excellence and service to clients, the community, and the Bar. (Originally aired: 10/28/09)

Direct download: Interview_ShawnRaymond.mp3
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A listener calls in with what is probably a common question, but one not often easily resolved: How do I get my kids to like church? (Originally aired: 10/15/09)
Direct download: 10-15-09_ChurchKids.mp3
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Father dave talks with the incredibly talented author, Anne Rice! One of America's most read and celebrated authors, Anne Rice is known for weaving the visible and supernatural worlds together in epic stories that both entertain and challenge readers. Her books are richly filled with history, belief, philosophy, religion, and compelling characters that examine and extend our physical world beyond the limits we perceive. After two volumes of her moving life of Jesus Christ (Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana) and her spiritual memoir Called Out of Darkness, her newest book, ANGEL TIME is a return to the rich imagination and compelling worlds of Anne's early novels, combined with the inspiration of her renewed faith. (Originally aired: 11/06/09)

Direct download: Interview_AnneRice.mp3
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Father Dave interviews Pastor Douglas Wilson from the new documentary entitled "Collision" which is based on the book and controversial debate between him and renowned atheist journalist Christopher Hitchens: Is Christianity Good For the World? (Originally aired: 10/27/09)
Direct download: Interview_DouglasWilson.mp3
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Father Dave talks with Vatican-certified, practicing exorcist Father Gary Thomas about what's true and what's not about exorcisms and demonic possession, and what this means in terms of our faith life. Father Gary is the subject of the new book "The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist," which chronicles Father Gary's own Vatican training to become an exorcist, and also gives readers an inside look of the church's use of the rite of exorcism, and its role in contemporary life. (Originally aired: 10/29/09)
Direct download: 10-29-09_FrGaryThomas.mp3
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Living with a disease like multiple sclerosis is something many of us cannot imagine, but for some is a part of their everyday life. For Michael Weiss, MS has been a part of his reality since being diagnosed with the disease in 2004. Facing the disease head-on, Mike has spent much of his time in the last five years fundraising and raising awareness for the disease around the country. He has been ambassador to the New Jersey MS Coast-the-Coast and Walk MS 2009, and has been selected to participate in the Tour of Champions for each of the last 5 years. Father Dave talks with Michael about both his struggles and achievements dealing with MS, and how he strives to inspire others who are going through similar experiences. (Originally aired: 10/19/09)

Direct download: Interview_MichaelWeiss.MP3
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