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.
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Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave compares life before and after conversion. He explains that there should be a difference in the way we live after we encounter Christ. He encourages us to be a witness of our "before and after" for others. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-24-19

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A listener named Katrine asks, “Why do we bless ourselves during Mass?” She’s noticed people making the sign of the cross during certain parts of the Mass, and wonders if we’re required to do so at specific times.

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Author, speaker and pro-life advocate J.C. Beichner discusses her book, “Grace in Progress: Prayers for the Beautifully Broken.” J.C. shares her experience with abortion and offers encouragement to those who have suffered through it.

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A listener named Terry asks, “Why isn’t the Eucharist mentioned in the Creed?” She explains that her Catechism students were wondering why such an important part of our faith isn’t mentioned.

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Kathryn Whitaker stops by the studio to discuss her new book, “Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real with Barbecue, Sweet Tea, and A Whole Lotta Jesus.” 

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Bonnie Engstrom, popular Catholic speaker and blogger,discusses her new book, “61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and the True Story of The Impossible,” which chronicles how the  intercession of Archbishop Fulton Sheen saved her newborn son’s life

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A listener named Pat calls into the show with a question about Saint Paul’s letters.  Pat’s noticed that most of the second readings at Mass are read from Paul’s writings. He wonders why we don’t read letters from other saints or other books of the Bible more often at Mass. Original Air 9-18-19

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A caller named Missy asks why some parishes don’t kneel during Mass. She explains that she recently moved to a new town and noticed that none of the parishes she has visited kneel. She wonders why this is the case.

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A listener named Steven, who is Byzantine Catholic, asks if Byzantine Catholic children can receive Communion in the Roman Catholic Church. He explains that his children are younger than the age when Roman Catholic children traditionally make their First Communion, but have already received the Sacrament of Eucharist in the Byzantine rite. Original Air 9-04-19

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Friend of the show Sister Helen Prejean chats with Father Dave about her new memoir, “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.” Original Air 8-19-19

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Mike Donehey, lead singer and songwriter of the contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North chats with Father Dave about his new book, “Finding God’s Life for My Will: His Presence is the Plan.”

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A listener named Sam asks why we exchange the sign of peace during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore sits down with Father Dave at the 137th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Minneapolis, Minnesota to discuss the work of the Knights and the importance of treating others with charity. Original Air 8-06-19

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A listener named Tom asks for Fatherly Advice. Tom explains that he was married for 21 years and is in the process of annulment, however he has entered a new relationship. Tom shares that he’s discouraged over his struggles with chastity and inability to receive Communion, but he also doesn’t want to end his relationship with his girlfriend. 

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A caller named Mary Lou asks Father Dave if it's okay to have a funeral Mass for someone who didn't request one before their passing.

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Father Dave chats with Jenifer Ramirez, a convert to Catholicism, wife, and mother of five, about her spiritual journey and how the death of her daughter Maggie impacted her faith. Original Air 7-24-19

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In this podcast, a caller asks if it’s okay to dispose of sacramentals she receives in the mail.

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In today’s podcast from the Busted Halo Show, Brett asks for some fatherly advice from Father Dave about an unwanted houseguest. Father Dave, Brett, and Christina talk about the boundaries of good deeds and learning when to say no.



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Father Dave sits down with husband-wife duo Chris and Emily Norton, the authors of “The Seven Longest Yards: Our Love Story of Pushing the Limits while Leaning on Each Other.” 



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What is considered gossip? What’s the difference between gossiping and just venting to a friend? In today’s podcast, a caller asking for some fatherly advice sparks a conversation about one of the most common sins.

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Father Dave discusses the power of forgiveness with Brian Ivie, Pastor Dimas Salaberrios, and Rose Simmons, all of whom were involved in the making of “Emanuel,” a documentary film about the 2015 shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.




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In this segment from the Busted Halo Show, a listener asks a question about the Sacraments. “Which sacraments can only be done by a priest?” she asks. “By a deacon?” Father Dave explains “who can do what” when it comes to the seven sacraments.

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Father Dave interviews author, journalist, and former presidential speechwriter, Colleen Carroll Campbell, who discusses her newest book about the saints and perfectionism.

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Father Dave offers some fatherly advice to a caller asking an age-old question: Why would a good God allow us to suffer?



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Father Dave talks with Brother Malachy, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal and soon-to-be priest, about his life-changing encounter with God, which inspired him to become a friar who serves others.

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A caller named Mark asks Father Dave about intercession, which is something he doesn’t completely understand.

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Katie Linendoll, Emmy Award-winning TV personality and global technology consultant, joins Father Dave to talk about her passion for her Catholic faith.

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In this clip from the Busted Halo show, Father Dave and Christina examine the story of Jesus’ appearance on the Road to Emmaus from Luke 24:13-35 and reflect on its message about the importance of the Mass.

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DeVon Franklin, a producer of the new film “Breakthrough,” talks with Father Dave about the movie, faith, and the power of prayer and surrender.

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Are relics scientific? Are science and faith at odds? How can a faithful Catholic reconcile the Big Bang Theory with the book of Genesis? Father Robert Spitzer, Jesuit priest and president of the Magis Center, discusses these burning questions with Father Dave and Brett from the Tower of Hope on the Christ Cathedral Campus in Orange, California.

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From the 2019 Los Angeles Religious Education Conference, Father Dave talks with Bishop Robert Barron about his upcoming projects, reaching out to young people, and the clerical response to the sexual abuse crisis. Original Air 3-21-19

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Kathryn Whitaker, long-time listener, friend, and author of “Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real With BBQ, Sweet Tea, and a Whole Lotta Jesus,” joins Father Dave for a conversation about how parishioners can support their priests during a busy time in the Church.

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Father Dave discusses Pope Francis’ homily from the recent bishops’ summit on clergy abuse and explains the policies and procedures of the Dallas Charter.

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Mike McDonnell, clergy sex abuse survivor, shares his experience with the Catholic Church, his journey as a victim, and what he would like to see out of the Bishops' summit on the protection of minors in the Church being held this week at the Vatican. (Original Air 2-20-19)

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Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti joins us to discuss his new book, “The Priestly Blessing: Rediscovering the Gift.” He looks at our faith's rich history of blessings and encourages his brother priests to embrace the gifts of this practice. Original Air 2-5-19

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Author, theologian, and friend of the show Father Jeff Kirby chats with Father Dave about his new book, “God’s Search for Us: Five Truths from a Missing Coin.” He explains the how a commonly overlooked parable relays the message of God's search for his people, and offers insights into our celebration of the Mass.

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August Turak, author and friend of the show, stops by to discuss his new book, “Brother John: A Monk, A Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life.” August explains how an encounter with a Trappist monk changed his life and inspired him to seek a deeper understanding of his purpose. Original Air 1-23-19

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Two listeners named Donna and Pat ask Father Dave to explain chapel veils, if Vatican II discouraged use of them, and if it is still okay to wear them to Mass. Father Dave explains that veils are devotional and are not discouraged by the Church, but are no longer required. Original Air 1-10-19

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Monday after Epiphany. Father Dave discusses John's letter from today's readings, which describes the Christian life as keeping God's commandment to believe in Christ and to love one another. Father Dave points out that sometimes both faith and loving others can be difficult, but God can provide us with the grace to live out our call. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-07-19

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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.

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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 Paul's letter to the Galatians." Original Air 1-09-19

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During a Team Busted Halo chat on the air, Brett shares that he has been feeling overwhelmed lately, but feels unworthy to ask God for what he wants. He explains that he asked God for a sign to confirm that God is listening, and God delivered! Father Dave also offers some encouraging words for all who struggle with asking God for help. Original Air 1-07-19

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