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.

A caller named Leah asks for Fatherly Advice. She shares that she is having a difficult time accepting her daughter's religious vocation because she won't see her as often when she's a nun. Father Dave encourages her to speak to parents who have had similar experiences, and to be honest with her daughter about how she feels. Original Air 1-16-18

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A listener named Maria shares that she feels her prayer life is at a standstill. She asks Father Dave for advice on how to grow deeper in her relationship with Christ. Father Dave encourages her to keep praying and to add something new into her routine, like volunteer work. He also points out that just because we get bored or don't always feel close to God, it doesn't mean that God isn't near. Original Air 1-23-18

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A caller named Mary Lou tells Father Dave that she wants to bow respectfully, but doesn't know when the correct time to bow is, since she sees people bowing at many different times during Mass. Father Dave explains that we only bow during the Eucharist prayer if we are standing during the elevation of the Eucharist, but most parishes kneel. He said it is appropriate to bow towards the altar, however it depends on the local custom. He also explains the difference between the simple bow and the profound bow. Original Air 11-01-17

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A caller named Susan asks, "Why don't Catholics smile at Mass?" Susan explains that she is Lutheran, but recently attended a Catholic Mass and noticed that nobody was smiling. Father Dave points out that we don't need to have smiles on our faces to experience joy. He also explains the theological distinction between the transcendence of God and the imminence of God, and how some people express their joy in different ways. Original air 1-17-18

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A listener named Sherri calls into the show wondering why her parish priest says Mass with his back facing the people. Father Dave tells her that today we are used to the ordinary form of the Mass, but there is also an extraordinary rite of the Mass that was celebrated more regularly before the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council were put into effect. Original Air 01-08-18

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A listener named Jim calls in and asks, "Why is there an age limit to become a priest?" Jim explains that he applied to seminary, but was told that men have to be ordained before they turn 50 years old. Father Dave explains that age restrictions vary depending upon the diocese, but typically occur because priests would likely retire shortly after being ordained at an older age. Sometimes, however, bishops will make an exception. Original Air 07-11-17

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A caller named Chris asks, "What is the responsibility of people with money?" He refers to the passage in Scripture where Jesus says that it is difficult for a rich man to get to Heaven. Father Dave explains that there is nothing wrong with having money, but it should not become the focal point of our lives. We should always put God first and not turn money or anything else into an idol. Original Air 1-16-18

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A listener named Sarah calls in and asks, "Why do we believe that Mary was assumed into heaven if there is no biblical evidence of it?" Father Dave explains that Catholics believe that there are three sources of revelation: scripture, sacred tradition, and the Magisterium of the Church. Original Air 8-10-17

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A listener named Jesus calls in and asks, "How do I know if I'm praying reverently?" Father Dave explains that reverence comes in many different forms. He says that he would define reverence with the question, "Is your heart in it?" Reverence is not the absence of joy, and we should focus on what is going on in our hearts and if our prayer is sincere. Original Air 11-29-177

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Does a person have to be Catholic to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick? A caller named Josh explains that his mother is in the hospital, but isn't Catholic. Father Dave points out that any baptized Christian can receive Anointing of the Sick, and the Sacrament is traditionally used for members of the faithful who begin to be endangered due to sickness or old age. Original Air 7-20-17

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Team Busted Halo reenacts the life of Saint Januarius, also known as San Genarro, on Mike's last day of the show. Original Air 11-30-17

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A listener named Maggie wonders how many different rites of the Church exist. Father Dave explains that there are many due to different liturgical and ritual origins. Original Air 11-29-17

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A listener named Amy asks Father Dave to explain the relationship between forgiveness and justice. Can we forgive someone and still desire justice? Father Dave explains that we are called to both, but the two are not mutually exclusive. Original Air 12-28-17

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A listener named Donya calls in and explains that her parish asked her to wash the altar cloths. She asks Father Dave if there is a proper way to wash them, and if there are certain prayers that should be said. (Original Air 12-27-17)

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Father Dave interviews Hollywood filmmaker and producer Leo Severino about his new book, "Going Deeper: A Reasoned Explanation of God and Truth." Leo explains the philosophical arguments for the proof of God and touches on big questions like "Why does God allow evil to happen?" (Original Air 12-18-17)

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