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.

Voting for the best candidate in an election is not always as cut-and-dry as we hope it to be. Father Dave explains how we, as Catholics, have a number of moral issues to consider before we head to the polls. He highlights issues at hand with the assistance of Busted Halo's "Voting Catholic" video, which summarizes the issues the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' guide to faithful citizenship. (Original Air 10-19-16)

Direct download: 10-31-16_Busted_Halo_Voting_Catholic.mp3
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While attending a music festival, Brett met a man who was going through some tough family issues. Brett shared his version of "Fatherly Advice" with the man, encouraging him to reconnect with his family. Brett asks Father Dave to review how he did, and prepares for his next conversation with his new friend. (Original Air 10-18-16)

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Can a priest get in trouble if he gives election advice that doesn't align with the teachings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops? Father Dave answers a #TwitterTuesday question, explaining why Catholic priests around the world are never supposed to publicly endorse a specific candidate for office, but instead help form a person's conscience so that they can make an informed decision. (Original Air 10-18-16)

Direct download: 10-18-16_Twitter_Tuesday_Voting.mp3
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A listener is concerned about asking for time off from a new job to attend the funerals of extended family members, and worries that she is a "bad Catholic" if she misses them. (Original Air 10-14-16)

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In this segment of "My Wife Thinks I'm Wrong," a disagreement about Confession. A woman believes her husband shouldn't receive the Eucharist if hasn't gone to confession in a long time, while her husband believes he doesn't have to go to confession if he is truly sorry for his sins. Father Dave shares his take. (Original Air 10-06-16)

Direct download: 10-05-16_My_Wife_Thinks_Im_Wrong_Confession.mp3
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Unsolicited advice from friends can trigger many complex feelings, and when the advice comes a friend who also happens to be seminarian, it can get even more complicated! A newlywed woman asks Father Dave about accepting unsought marriage advice. (Original Air 09-28-16)

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Father Dave discusses Pope Francis' recent comments about how Catholics have to do a better job of "accompanying," accepting, and welcoming transgender people. Then, he takes a call from a woman struggling to accept her husband who views himself as female. (Original Air 10-04-16)

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Is it a sin to miss Confirmation class? A caller questions what a religious education director told his twin daughters preparing for the sacrament. Plus, Father Dave shares a special message for people who teach religious education classes of any form. (Original Air 09-29-16)

Direct download: 09-29-16_Teaching_The_Faith.mp3
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Father Dave receives a call from a woman who is having trouble with loving her neighbor when it comes to those of the Islamic faith. Father Dave offers some words of advice, along with another caller who summarizes a homily he heard from a Paulist Father about loving your neighbor. (Original Air 09-26-16)

Direct download: 09-29-16_How_Do_We_Love_Our_Neighbor.mp3
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Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, founder and CEO of Mary's Meals, joins the show to talk about ending world hunger among children. Mary's Meals provides assistance to families around the globe by working to ensure every child receives one daily meal in their place of education. (Original Air 09-23-16)

Direct download: 09-23-16_Marys_Meals.mp3
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Does Mass formally end after communion? After the priest's final blessing? Or once the concluding song is complete? Father Dave and a caller discuss exactly when the Mass comes to a close. (Original Air 09-22-16)

Direct download: 09-22-16_When_Does_Mass_End.mp3
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A listener is concerned that her husband would rather going golfing on Sunday mornings and attend Mass later in the day instead of attending Mass with his family in the morning. Father Dave gives advice on how she and her husband may come to a compromise. (Original Air 09-28-16)

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Dr. James Ellor joins Father Dave to talk about the impact that Alzheimer's can have on the family and friends of a person diagnosed with the disease, and how faith and patience can make everyone's experience a little bit easier. (Original Air 09-21-16)

Direct download: 09-21-16_James_Ellor.mp3
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