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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Syndication

A caller asks why the Church declares people saints. She also wonders why Catholics are the only canonized saints, and why good people from other faith denominations are not considered. Father Dave explains why and how we declare saints. (Original Air 09-12-17)

Direct download: 09-12-17_Why_Declare_Saints.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

A caller asks Father Dave if the Church requires us to contribute to welfare programs. He doesn't feel comfortable giving to government-funded agencies without knowing where the money is going. Father Dave speaks about the importance of following the laws set in place, while considering better ways of contributing to organizations in the future. (Original Air 09-12-17)

Direct download: 09-12-17_Welfare_Programs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

A caller asks for advice on approaching her mother-in-law about respecting her family's faith. Her mother-in-law is a recent convert to Mormonism and has tried to bring her granddaughter to her services in the Mormon Church, against the family's wishes. Father Dave shares some advice for handling a delicate situation. (Original Air 09-07-17)

Direct download: 09-07-17_FA_Family_And_Faith.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

A caller wonders why there is nothing in the Bible written by Peter, who Jesus designated the rock of the Church. (Original Air 09-06-17)

Direct download: 09-06-17_Peter_No_Gospel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

A listener calls in with a Mass Class question of faith. She asks Father Dave about the meaning behind the phrase, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." (Original Air 09-06-17)

Direct download: 09-06-17_Comes_In_Name_Of_Lord.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

A caller asks Father Dave how long baptisms were performed before Jesus was baptized. Father Dave shares some history about the origins of baptism. (Original Air 09-05-17)

Direct download: 09-05-17_Baptism_Exist.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

A caller asks If a priest is in a state of sin, does a Mass still count as valid? Father Dave explains. (Original Air 08-30-17)

Direct download: 08-30-17_Priest_Saying_Mass_Mortal_Sin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:23pm EDT

Father Dave receives an email from a listener who suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She describes how her PTSD caused her to do some regrettable things that hurt some people including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend doesn't fully understand what she was dealing with and is having a difficult time forgiving her for her past actions. Father Dave offers her some advice on how to handle this difficult situation. (Original Air 09-05-17)

Direct download: 09-05-17_FA_PTSD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

A caller who recently moved to a new part of the country is having a hard time finding a parish where she feels welcomed. Father Dave offers her some encouraging words about being persistent in her search for a spiritual home, and reflects the importance of feeling accepted in our faith lives.(Original Air 09-05-17)

Direct download: 09-05-17_Finding_A_New_Church.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

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)

Direct download: 08-30-17_Guilt_About_Donating.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

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)

Direct download: 08-24-17_Fatherly_Advice_Boss_Fired.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

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)

Direct download: 08-29-17_Sin_In_Debt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am EDT