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.
During this weekly segment called "What Did You Hear?", Father Dave asks listeners to call in and tell us what they remember from mass. He also answers several intriguing questions of faith, and chats with Team Busted Halo about the Advent season and possible vocations for the staff. (Originally aired: 12/17/07)
Direct download: BH-WDYH.mp3
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Imagine spending an entire year living exactly by the rules and regulations of the Bible. Well, this guest on The Busted Halo Show did exactly that. Father Dave and the gang talk to author AJ Jacobs about his new book, "A Year of Living Biblically" which chronicles all of the tough challenges, hilarious stories, and moving lessons had by living biblically 24 hours a day for 365 days. (Originally aired: 12/13/07)
Direct download: AJJacobs_full-intv.mp3
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Team Busted Halo discusses the Advent traditions for candles and vestments, invites callers to talk about the significance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Father Dave answers the tricky question: "Are priests allowed to hate?" (Originally aired: 12/12/07)


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On this special segment of the show called Vocation Awareness Tuesday, Father Dave and all of Team Busted Halo talk to Father Leo Patalinghug, author of the book and new TV show "Grace Before Meals," about how he realized his "Godly purpose for food," the powerful lessons to be learned preparing and eating meals together, and how to get kids to eat their vegetables! (Originally aired: 11/27/07)
Direct download: LeoPatalinghug.mp3
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On this episode of The Busted Halo Show, Father Dave has special guest award-winning writer and speaker Gregory Pierce, author of "Spirituality at Work," to talk about his new book "The Mass Is Never Ended" and also handle some very intriguing and challenging mass class questions. (Originally aired: 12/05/07)
Direct download: Greg_Pierce.mp3
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Father Dave interviews four key members of the making of the critically-acclaimed movie "Beyond the Gates" (producer/co-writer David Belton, director Micahel Caton-Jones, co-star Hugh Dancy, and Rwandan genocide survivor and film crew member Jean-Pierre Sagahutu) about the challenges and rewards of creating such an emotional and difficult film about the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
Direct download: 01_Interview__Beyond_the_Gates.mp3
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This is an audio travelogue from Father Dave during his trip to Rome including a run-in with the very musical family man Greg Popcak, a segment of mass from St. Peter's Basilica, and also Father Dave's bad "timing" situation in a clock tower. Enjoy!
Direct download: RomanBell.mp3
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Father Dave and Jesuit Father Jim McDermott talk about Father Jim's role as editor of American magazine, the crossroads of faith and popular culture, and the theological significance of Mr. Roboto. (Originally aired: 10/10/07)
Direct download: McDermott.mp3
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Father Dave interviews Robert Fulghum, best-selling author of "All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten," about his new book of essays entitled "What On Earth Have I Done?"
Direct download: 01_RobertFulghum.mp3
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Father Dave interviews Christian comedian Bone Hampton about his calling to comedy, the challenges and rewards of being a "clean" comic, and his new DVD "Thou Shalt Laugh 2: The Duece." (Originally aired: 11/05/07)
Direct download: Interview__Bone_Hampton.mp3
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Father Dave interviews mulit-platinum artists Barenaked ladies to the Busted halo show to talk about their new live DVD/CD, "Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan." (aired: 10/26/07)
Direct download: 01_10-26-07_Barenaked_Ladies.mp3
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Father Dave invites Byzantine priest Father Michael O'Loughlin to both discuss the differences and diversity within the Catholic church, and to handle questions of fiath from the listening audience. (Originally aired: 10/24/07)
Direct download: 01_BH_-_10_24_07.mp3
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Father Dave interviews rock and country music legend, Charlie Daniels! (aired: 10/19/07)
Direct download: 10-19-07_Charlie_Daniels.mp3
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Tonight Father Dave talks to the Associate Director of the Office of Young Adult Ministries, Dr. Kate Devries, about her work with the successful summer speaker series Theology on Tap. (originally aired 08/20/07)
Direct download: KateDevries.mp3
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Rabbi Yossi Pollack is currently the rabbi of a vibrant Jewsih community at the Stanton Street Shul in the Lower East Side neighborhood in New York City. Tonight, Father Dave speaks with Rabbi Yossi as part of the Interfaith Vocation Awareness segment of the show. (Originally Aired: 07/31/07)
Direct download: RabbiYossi.mp3
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John Spalding, a contributing editor of the Busted Halo website (, the founder and editor of the religious culture magazine SOMA, and author of the book "A Pilgrim's Digress: My Religious Quest for the Celestial City" talks to Father dave this evening about John's newest book. (Originally aired: 07/23/07)
Direct download: JohnSpalding.mp3
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Award-winning journalist and senior correspondent for both CNN and NPR John R. Allen, Jr. speaks with Father Dave about his new book and about the "mega-trends that are shaping the global Catholic church." (Originially aired: 07/18/07)
Direct download: JohnAllen_copy_1.mp3
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Dr. Tom Beaudoin is an associate professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University. Father Dave talks to Dr. Beaudoin about his new book, "Consuming Faith: Integrating Who We Are with What We Buy," which examines the relationship between consumerism and religion and how we might develop an "economic spirituality." (Originally aired: 07/25/07)
Direct download: TomBeaudoin.mp3
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The senior senator from Kansas and candidate for the Republican party's nomination for President of the United States, Senator Brownback talks to Father Dave about his conversion to Catholicism, his staunchly conservative position on abortion, raising his hand when asked at the candidate debate who didn't believe in evolution, and his bus trip through Iowa. Originally aired: (6/22/07)
Direct download: Brownback_interview.mp3
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American Idol 2007 runner-up, Blake Lewis, talks to Father Dave in-studio about beatboxing, his courageous musical choices, where he finds inspiration, and succeeding while bucking the popular trends. Originally aired: 6/12/07
Direct download: Blake_Lewis.mp3
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Fr. Dave and Fr. Jude Siciliano, OP, talk about the process of preparing to preach a homily, and give up a preview of the Scripture readings for Trinity Sunday, explaining a bit about the Holy Spirit along the way. originally aired 6/1/07.
Direct download: ComingAttr_06-03-07.mp3
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Renowned spiritual master Deepak Chopra talks about his latest book, "Buddha," and going to Catholic School as a kid. Originially aired 5/04/07.
Direct download: Deepak_Chopra.mp3
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In the wake of the tragic shooting at Virgina Tech, The Busted Halo Show highlighted the many positive things happening on college campuses across North America. Dr. Micahel Galligan-Stierle is Vice President of the National Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Washington DC. Originally aired: 4-18-07.
Direct download: Michael_Galligan-Stierle_intv.mp3
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Kevin Kostic is the University Program Coordinator for Cathoilc Relief Services. (4-20-07)
Direct download: KevinKostic.mp3
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Yes, as in "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." He won a Grammy Award for that, you know. He talked in studio about his Gospel music albums, his first time attending Catholic Mass (in Iraq), and his "Soapbox" blog at (4/13/07)
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Questions on: the Sunday obligation, which parts of Mass are different during Lent, chatting before Mass, standing after communion, altar relics, life in an Abbey, "liturgy" vs. passive entertainment, why we ring bells during Mass, how to receive communion, where did the altar rail go?
Direct download: MassClass-Ciferni_3-7.mp3
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Questions on what to do when hosts are dropped, consuming more than one host, the transcendent vs. immanent at Mass, taking a break for the Lenten promise for one day, what to do with those who come forward in the communion line but do not receive.
Direct download: MassQs-2b.mp3
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Vocation Awareness Tuesdays (VAT!) brings on this seminarian from the Diocese of Rochester, NY.
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The day after Ash Wednesday, we answer a listener's question of faith: What if the ashes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday offend other people?
Direct download: Offensive_Ashes.mp3
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Director of the Austrailian Catholic film office, Fr. Leonard talks about how to find value in popular films, and helps us with our Oscar picks. (2/22/07)
Direct download: Richard_Leonard_intv.mp3
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Michele Castle is a former Director of Young Adult Ministry for the diocese of Raleigh, NC. Now she's a life fitness coach and sales rep for Isagenix products that can help you cleanse your body of harmful toxins.
Direct download: MicheleCastle_01-08-07.mp3
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