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.

Is abstaining from eating meat on Fridays during Lent supposed to be viewed as a sacrifice for God? Father Dave explains why we don't eat meat on Fridays, and the intention behind performing this practice as Catholics. (Original Air 03-01-17)

Direct download: Fridays_No_Meat_Sacrifice.mp3
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A caller asks for advice on how she can apply a Christian attitude towards people who she doesn't get along with. Father Dave shares some tips for thoughtfully managing these relationships in the future. (Original Air 03-03-17)

Direct download: Treating_People_Well_I_Dont_Like.mp3
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Have you ever noticed a symbol in church that looks like a P with an X overlay, and wondered what it stood for? Father Dave explains what the Chi-Rho symbol means, and how it originated. (Original Air 02-15-17)

Direct download: What_Is_The_PX_Symbol.mp3
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A concerned mother calls Father Dave wondering how she can help her daughter who has been struggling with mental health issues. Father Dave shares fatherly advice on how she can help her daughter through this difficult time, and talks about the patron saint of mental health.(Original Air 02-06-17)

Direct download: Helping_Depressed_Daughter.mp3
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An Angelican Catholic woman wonders if she can go to Confession, even though she is not Roman Catholic, and has not received the sacrament of Reconciliation. She is familiar with the Sacrament after attending Catholic school for most of her life. Father Dave shares his thoughts. For more information on how to prepare for Reconciliation, watch our video on Confession. (Original Air 02-08-17)

Direct download: Confession_As_A_Catholic.mp3
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Father Dave receives an email from a listener who serves as a Eucharistic Minister at her parish. She says that she has a tendency to smile as she is serving, because distributing the Eucharist to others gives her great joy. She wonders if smiling is frowned upon, or might make others feel like she's not reverent enough. Father Dave explains that we should all channel a joyful spirit when we are distributing or receiving the Host. (Original Air 02-10-17)

Direct download: Similing_EM.mp3
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Pope Francis recently spoke about the importance of giving to the homeless without judgement or worry about how they might spend it. Inspired by the pope's message, Mike makes a Lenten promise to donate money to every homeless person he encounters on the street, while also looking the person in the eye. (Original Air 03-02-17)

Direct download: 03-02-17_Helping_Homeless.mp3
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A caller participating in Lent for the first time after converting to Catholicism wonders if he is required to give something up, take something on, or both. Father Dave explains why we make these efforts during Lent, and what our actions represent as we lead up to Easter. (Original Air 02-28-17)

Direct download: 02-28-17_Lent_Give_Up_Or_Do.mp3
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A listener calls Father Dave over a disagreement about eating meat. The caller believes we should abstain from eating meat on all Fridays of the year, while her husband believes that abstaining from meat on Fridays only applies during Lent. Father Dave shares his thoughts. (Original Air 02-13-17)

Direct download: 02-13-17_Eating_Meat_on_Fridays.mp3
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During "Mass Class Wednesday," a caller asks Father Dave about the meaning behind the phrase, "May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands." When this is spoken during Mass, is the congregation giving the priest permission to continue with the blessing of the Body and Blood? Father Dave explains importance of these words in the context of the Mass.(Original Air 02-08-17)

Direct download: 02-08-17_Words_At_Mass.mp3
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Father Dave hears from a caller who hasn't been to Confession since her first Reconciliation more than 40 years ago. The caller explains that she had a bad first experience, and has been scared to return ever since. Father Dave shares his own bad first confession story, and offers some advice and encouragement for returning to the Sacrament. (Original Air 02-08-17)

Direct download: 02-09-17_Going_Back_To_Reconciliation.mp3
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Bishop Robert Barron from "Word on Fire" joins Father Dave and Team Busted Halo at L.A. Congress. Bishop Barron speaks about the importance defending our faith with facts. Father Dave and Bishop Barron also talk about the importance of Catholic media in today's world. (Original Air 02-25-17)

Direct download: 02-25-17_Bishop_Robert_Barron.mp3
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What, exactly, is The Catechism of the Catholic Church? What is the historical significance of this book? Is it ever revised or updated? A woman calls Father Dave wondering about the details of The Catechism. Father Dave explains the historical significance of the Catechism, and why it remains a practical and important part of our Church. (Original Air 02-02-17)

Direct download: 02-08-17_Catechism.mp3
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Can the Catholic Church do a better job helping those who are grieving? A woman shares how her church helps people cope with the loss of loved ones. Father Dave reflects on his grieving experience following the death of his father, and considers how Catholics might explore more methods when it comes to mourning the loss of a loved one. (Original Air 02-07-17)

Direct download: 02-07-17_Grief_Counseling.mp3
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Father Dave talks with a woman who is upset at the change in music at her parish's children's Mass. In an effort to make the Mass more reverent, her pastor has switched the music from upbeat, modern songs to classic Catholic hymns. Father Dave suggests we be more open to trying different things to encourage people to come back, especially when dealing with kids, and music selection is one way to do that. (Original Air 02-06-17)

Direct download: 02-06-17_FA_Music_At_Childrens_Mass.mp3
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