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.

Actress and best-selling author Karen Duffy discusses her work as a hospital chaplain and her experience living with chronic pain.

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Emmy Award-winning news anchor Maria Quiban Whitesell discusses her book, “You Can't Do It Alone: A Widow's Journey through Loss, Grief, and Life After.”

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Dr. Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian for the Archdiocese of Regina Saskatchewan and podcast host, discusses conspiracy theory thinking and how it can be harmful to our faith.

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A caller named Jackie asks if the Catholic Bible should be interpreted differently from the Protestant Bible. She points out that she knows that the Catholic Bible has more books, but wonders if the meanings of the words change as well.

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Friend of the show, Father Gregory Pine, O.P., discusses the Thomistic Institute,“Godsplaining” podcast, and discernment.

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A listener named Kelly explains that her 18-year-old daughter has stopped attending Mass and youth group due to her anxiety. She asks how she can help her daughter in her faith life without triggering her anxiety.

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Physician, researcher, and speaker Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith discusses her book, "Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity."

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A listener named Amanda shares that she and her husband suffer from infertility as a result of her husband’s battle with cancer. She asks how they can fulfill their duty to God in upholding the Sacrament of Matrimony without children, and shares that she does not feel welcome in the Church because infertility is not discussed often.

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Father Dave answers two questions on marriage. A listener named Patricia shares that her daughter was supposed to be married in August, but her Pre-Cana marriage course was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and she is unable to be married without it.

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Popular Christian speaker and worship leader, Carlos Whittaker discusses his book “Enter Wild: Exchange a Mundane Faith Life for Life Wwith an Uncontainable God and shares how he is working to heal racial injustice in our country.

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Friend of the show Katie Prejean McGrady discusses the “Ave Explores” series on Catholic Social Teaching and how to better aid in the fight against racism. 

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Father Dave and Brett discuss the need to view each other as one family in light of the current civil unrest and racial injustices we see in our country.

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Father Steven Bell, CSP, shares his journey of faith as a convert to Catholicism, Paulist priest, and member of the Black Catholic community. He shares his perspective on how we can support our Black brothers and sisters in the Church.

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Father Dave answers a question about whether or not the Church supports the theory of evolution, and how evolution could still support the Creation story in Genesis.

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Father Dave answers a question about the Assumption of Mary and why we believe she was taken up to heaven at the end of her earthly life.

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Scholar-Activist Father Bryan Massingale discusses racism in America and how we can educate ourselves.

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Father Dave discusses how he ended up running Busted Halo, and reflects on the discernment process and being able to give your “yes” to God.

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Highlights from Father Dave's 20th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, featuring friends of the show Lino Rulli, Kathryn Whitaker, and more!

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A listener asks if receiving Communion on the hand is a sacrilege. Father Dave explains that the Church allows reception of Communion on the hand, therefore it is not a sacrilege. He provides history and context for why we're welcome to receive the Eucharist in the mouth or on the hand.

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Father Dave and Team Busted Halo offer some advice to a woman whose husband was unfaithful, and encourage her to continue to have hope in God's healing power.

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Jim Wahlberg, director, producer, and Executive Director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, chats with Father Dave about his upcoming autobiography and short film, and the role Mother Teresa played in his faith. 

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Father Dave answers a question from a listener who's wondering if being pro-choice is a mortal sin. Father Dave explains the different degrees of culpability in order to consider something a grave sin.

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A listener named Amy messages on Facebook asking how to view Mary as a mother when artwork makes her look so solemn. She shares that she would love to connect with Our Lady, but doesn’t find prayers such as the Rosary to be very approachable. Father Dave and Christina offer some advice.

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Fr. Dave explains what is meant when we pray that we are an "Apostolic Church" in the creed. He points out that the Church was started by apostles and explains apostolic succession, the line of priesthood that has been unbroken since the time of the Twelve Apostles.

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Fr. Dave explains what is meant when we pray that we are an "Apostolic Church" in the creed. He points out that the Church was started by apostles and explains apostolic succession, the line of priesthood that has been unbroken since the time of the Twelve Apostles.

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Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute, discusses research on loneliness and isolation among young adults, and how social distancing has been agitating those feelings. 

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A listener asks why priests bow during the words of consecration. Father Dave explains that this is typically generational due to Vatican II, and while a slight bow is in the rubrics of the Roman Missal, it is open to interpretation.

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Father Dave answers questions about heaven sent in from kids on Facebook

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A listener asks Father Dave about consecration at home. The listener explains that while watching livestreamed Mass at home, one of his family members has been placing an unconsecrated host in front of the TV to be consecrated by the priest. He wonders if this is valid, or if it’s wrong to do so. 

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Father Dave explains why a bishop wears a mitre and what it represents. He also explains why the bishop takes off the mitre at different times during the Mass.

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Theologian and author Dr. Scott Hahn chats with Father Dave about his new book, “Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body.”

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Father Dave answers a listener's question about why he wears a ring if he is not married, and discusses whether or not it is common for priests to wear rings similar to wedding bands.

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Friend of the show, Dr. Charles Camosy chats with Father Dave about end-of-life ethics as they relate to the Coronavirus pandemic, medical procedures, and abortion.

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Because of Covid-19, this Holy Week will be one like any other. Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss celebrating Holy Week at home and how to make it special.

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Friend of the show Rabbi Brad Hirschfield chats with Father Dave about the fears around Coronavirus and how we can find God during such a difficult time.

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Father Dave answers questions about practicing our faith while unable to attend Mass in person in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Christian music star Jeremy Camp discusses the new film, “I Still Believe,” based on his autobiography.

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Rebecca Bender discusses her new book, “In Pursuit of Love: One Woman’s Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant,” which shares her story of surviving six years of human trafficking and how her faith helped her find healing.

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Rabbi Brad Hirschfield chats with Father Dave and Christina about a recent homily preached by Pope Francis. 

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Sr. Marie Pappas, fellow Catholic Channel host and former Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York, chats with Father Dave about Catholic education during National Catholic Schools Week. 

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In a new segment called “Father Dave Convinces You,” a listener named Julie asks Father Dave to convince her why she should attend Mass on holy days of obligation. She explains that she understands why going to Mass on Sundays is important, but challenges that there is no biblical evidence for holy days.

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Film director, producer and screenwriter Fernando Meirelles sits down with Father Dave to discuss his new film, “The Two Popes,” which chronicles the friendship between Pope Benedict XVI and the future Pope Francis through a series of imagined conversations.

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NT Wright, award-winning author and New Testament scholar, stops by the show to discuss his new book, “The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians.”

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Catholic author and speaker Sonja Corbitt discusses her new book, “Exalted: How the Power of the Magnificat Can Transform Us.”

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