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 talks to a listener about two very interesting questions regarding confession. The first is about the concept of certain standardized amounts of penance for certain sins. The second question (one that we get a lot) delves into the very nature of the Catholic form of reconciliation: why do I need the priest at all? Why can't I just confess my sins to God? (Originally aired: 01/29/10. 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 Go to to get subscription information.)

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