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.

Jack Levison, Chair of Old Testament Interpretation at at Perkins School of Theology, and Dr. Robert Fine, a palliative care physician, stop by the studio to discuss the spirituality of end of life care, and what ancient texts can teach us about pain and suffering. Original Air 5-15-18

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With the help of Busted Halo intern Larissa, Father Dave answers a question of faith from a listener asking why we call Mary "the Mother of God." Didn't God create Mary? Father Dave explains why we use this title for Mary. (Original Air 10-25-17)

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Father Dave receives a call from a listener asking for advice on how he can continue to be strong in his faith while he is experiencing difficult times without a strong community around to help. Father Dave offers some thoughts on finding spiritual support. (Original Air 10-10-17)

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A mother calls Father Dave asking for advice on how to help her daughter. Her daughter attends a Baptist high school, and some of her classmates told her she was going to Hell because she is not Baptist. Her daughter was hurt and upset by the comment, and the caller wonders what she can do. (Original Air 10-10-17)

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On the Feast of St. Francis, a caller asks why some Franciscan orders refer to the feast day as the "Transitus of St. Francis." Father Dave explains the significance of this terminology. (Original Air 10-04-17)

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Have you ever wondered what role relics play in our faith, and why? A Protestant listener who finds the concept odd asks Father Dave to explain the importance of relics in Catholicism. (Original Air 10-03-17)

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Have you ever felt guilty about not donating to an organization? A caller explains that she's hesitant to donate to some organizations out of fear that the group may misappropriate her gift. Father Dave recognizes her concerns and tries to encourage to overcome some of her reluctance when it comes to charitable giving. (Original Air 08-30-17)

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A woman calls looking for Fatherly Advice on how to handle feeling betrayed by a past boss. The caller left her past job to pursue other opportunities, and recently found out that her old boss, who she considered a supportive friend, has been telling everyone that she was fired. Father Dave offers some advice on the situation. (Original Air 08-24-17)

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A caller wonders if living with debt, or spending money you don't have, is sinful against God. Father Dave sheds some light on how we can view debt and fiscal responsibility as Catholics. (Original Air 08-29-17)

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A Protestant calls Father Dave looking to understand why Catholics have such a deep devotion to Mary. The caller wonders why we don't just go straight to God instead of praying to Mary/ Father Dave explains why Catholics are devoted to Mary, and what role she plays in our prayer lives. (Original Air 08-15-17)

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If God is all-knowing, then why do we pray for the intercessions of saints? A man asks why we need the saints to intervene, and the impact that intercession can have on our prayer lives. Father Dave shares different resources on why Catholics believe that the intercession of saints is a powerful exercise in our faith life. (Original Air 08-24-17)

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Father Dave responds to the most recent criticism and smear campaign that Fr. James Martin, SJ, has faced in response to his latest book "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.” Most recently, a few notable Catholic institutions rescinded invitations for Fr. Martin address them in person. Father Dave defends Fr. Martin’s work and approach, adding that the Church needs to engage in challenging conversations with charity and respect. (Original Air 09-20-17)

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During Mass, we say the phrase "But only say the word and my soul shall be healed," before we receive Communion. A caller wonders what "the word" actually is. Father Dave explains the meaning behind this phrase. (Original Air 08-24-17)

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Have you heard that Pope Francis is changing the Mass translation? Father Dave explains the recent news of Pope Francis' "Motu Proprio" and why it may or may not affect you. (Original Air 09-14-17)

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Father Dave speaks with a caller who has a difficult time looking at priests as regular people. She says she's unsure of what to say or how to act around them. Father Dave shares his thoughts on becoming comfortable engaging with clergy. (Original Air 08-09-17)

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Father Dave receives a couple of calls about the Precious Blood at Mass. The first caller asks why it is okay to run out of wine at Mass, but not the Host? The second caller asks what happens if there is left over wine after communion. (Original Air 08-22-17)

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Father Dave shares his thoughts on the president's decision to eliminate the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, and explains why eliminating this program is completely against Catholic Social Teaching. Father Dave references the recent statement released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opposing the elimination of DACA. Father Dave also responds to Steve Bannon's comments about the Catholic Church and Immigration on "60 Minutes."

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Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss some of helpful practices when it comes to confessing your sins, and offer advice for setting up a meeting with your priest to ask questions or seek spiritual guidance. (Original Air 08-17-17)

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Mike and Christina have a conversation about their dating habits and what they look for in a significant other. The two talk about the differences in how they weigh a first impressions. Mike says he likes to keep an open mind when dating someone, and is willing to give just about anybody a chance, even if his first impression of someone isn't strong. Christina, on the other hand, thinks first impressions are strong indicators of attraction, and that accepting just any date is a waste of time. (Original Air 08-16-17)

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Former RNC chairman Michael Steele joins Father Dave to talk about politics, racism, and the rights to free speech and protest in the wake of the Charlottesville, Virginia violence. Steele was the first African American chair of the RNC, and the current co-host of Steele and Ungar on SiriusXM's political talk channel POTUS 124. (Original Air 08-18-17)

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Father Dave responds to the racist and violent events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Father Dave challenges all of us to look inward and examine what it means to be a human being, and what we as Catholics can do to prevent this from happening in the future. (Original Air 08-14-17)

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A caller tells Father Dave that he was recently fired from teaching CCD after he told his class that the Catholic Church does not believe that pets go to Heaven. He asks Father Dave if this is still theologically correct teaching, and what he should do now, since he would still like to teach. (Original Air 08-11-17)

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A caller asks Father Dave if God knows when a person will be born or die, and whether or not God has the ability to interfere with our deaths happening. Father Dave explains the traditional Catholic belief. (Original Air 07-26-17)

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Following an interview with an author who was told by doctors that she only had three months to live; Team Busted Halo has an interesting hypothetical discussion about what they would do if they were told the same. Would you travel? Get married or have kids? Who would you tell? (Original Air 07-21-17)

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Father Dave receives a email from a listener wondering why priests don't break the Host during the part of the Mass where they mention Jesus breaking the bread at the Last Supper. Instead, the bread is usually broken right before the Eucharist is distributed. Doesn't it make sense to break it at the exact moment that Jesus says those words? (Original Air 07-19-17)

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This is the continuation of "Difficult Teen Faith Issues, part 1", an ongoing discussion regarding challenges in the world of teens and faith.

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Father Dave and Team Busted Halo talk to a caller about the not always agrred-upon concept of when and what we are allowed to eat before/after receiving the eucharist and/or or even just attending mass. The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, Sirius 159, and XM 117, Monday through Friday, 7:00pm to 10:00pm EST. Give us a call with your questions and comments: 1-888-3-CATHOLIC, or at bustedhalo@thecatholicchannel.org. Go to www.sirius.com orwww.xmradio.com to get subscription information.

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Fr. Dave answers two very similar questions of faith about people who have died and may not have been in community with the Lord.  Dispositions of souls and the power of God's grace are discussed.

 

The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, Sirius 159, and XM 117, Monday through Friday, 7:00pm to 10:00pm EST. Give us a call with your questions and comments: 1-888-3-CATHOLIC, or at bustedhalo@thecatholicchannel.org. Go to www.sirius.comor www.xmradio.com to get subscription information.)

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Robyn sparks a fascinating discussion about what to do when someone asks you to pray for something you'd rather not pray for.  Calls are taken, Fr. Dave discusses 'prayer wars' and we learn a crucial aspect of prayer.

 

 

 

The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, Sirius 159, and XM 117, Monday through Friday, 7:00pm to 10:00pm EST. Give us a call with your questions and comments: 1-888-3-CATHOLIC, or at bustedhalo@thecatholicchannel.org. Go to www.sirius.com or www.xmradio.com to get subscription information.)

 

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Fr. Sinclair Oubre, who is a member of the U.S. Merchant Marines and is President of the Apostleship of the Sea stops by to discuss the oil spill in the gulf.

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Robyn sparks a discussion about the practical aspects of confession, including a description of a confessional that Fr. Dave uses.  Other topics include anonymity, heat, and the scheduling of confession times.

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Fr. Dave got distracted by a hearing aid in the middle of his homily, so he and the cast play an excerpt from his homily and discuss his reaction.  

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Fr. Dave gets a caller who thinks he wants to become a priest, and gives him some steps to do so.

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Jimmy from Arkansas has an interesting question about why we must go to confession when there are times during the liturgy when we are forgiven for our sins.  He also has a follow up about what we say during the act of contrition.

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