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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…

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP


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    Uniting the Body of Christ: Conversations About Race With the Authors of “Colorful Connections”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 19:15


    It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the divisions in our world, especially with issues regarding race. Friends of the Busted Halo Show Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Lori Stanley Roeleveld help Christians start to heal these wounds in our communities with their new book, “Colorful Connections: 12 Questions About Race That Open Healthy Conversations.”

    A Year In The Word: Journaling With the Bible With Meg Hunter-Kilmer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 14:15


    Many Catholics want to have a deeper understanding of the Bible, but are intimidated to just dive in. Father Dave welcomes back friend of the show Meg Hunter-Kilmer to discuss her method of reading the Bible in her new book, “A Year in the Word: Catholic Bible Journal.”

    Too Much of a Good Thing? Defining the Sin of Pride

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 6:54


    We all try to avoid sin, but sometimes it is hard to determine wrongdoing from healthy behavior.  A listener named Fred asks Father Dave, “I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the sin of pride…is [the sin] all pride or just too much pride?” Fred expresses his pride in his work and family, and wonders if that could be considered sinful.

    Actor and Producer Kirk Cameron Talks Adoption and Faith in New Movie ‘Lifemark'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 18:35


    Some listeners of a certain age may still best know Kirk Cameron as the charming Mike Seaver from the 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains.” But since then, he has invested his time and energy into faith and family-focused films, television shows, and live events. He joins the Busted Halo Show to discuss his latest movie called “Lifemark,” which centers on adoption. Cameron is an executive producer and plays the adoptive father in the film.

    Do You Need To Say the Act of Contrition During the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 12:51


    A listener named Ray has a question for Father Dave about a recent experience he had during the Sacrament of Reconciliation. He asks, “Lately when I go to Confession, the priest does not ask me to say the act of contrition. Is this new?” 

    Speaker and Author Kathryn Whitaker Interviews Father Dave

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 20:15


    While Father Dave normally interviews guests every night on the Busted Halo Show, guest co-host Kathryn Whitaker turns the tables! Kathryn is a Catholic speaker, author, and friend of the show, and Father Dave answers her questions along with ones she crowdsourced from social media.

    Everyone Belongs: Heather Avis Talks Inclusion This Back-to-School Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 15:33


    As we send kids back to school this fall, Heather Avis joins the show to help us share kindness with all those we encounter. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Different - A Great Thing to Be!” as well as the founder of The Lucky Few, a social awareness brand on a mission to make a more inclusive and loving world, with an emphasis on shifting the Down syndrome narrative. Her latest children's book, also focused on these themes, is called “Everyone Belongs.”

    Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, Shares Stories of Mercy in New Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 15:24


    Friend of the show Father Greg Boyle, S.J. shares stories and reflections on forgiveness in his new book, “Forgive Everyone Everything.” He has seen radical examples of mercy as the founder of Homeboy Industries, where he walks with ex-gang members looking to rebuild their lives.

    Highlights of Busted Halo's Passion Play Pilgrimage to Oberammergau, Germany

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 23:12


    After a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Father Dave and Lino Rulli from SiriusXM's The Catholic Channel recently led a pilgrimage of 85 listeners to Oberammergau, Germany.

    Connecting Faith and Family With Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 15:31


    Catholic families are always looking for ways to connect their kids to faith. Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak are ready to help with their recently-launched app CatholicHÔM, which stands for Households on Mission. It's a comprehensive digital platform dedicated to helping Catholic families encounter Christ in their homes.

    What's The Difference Between a Homily and a Sermon?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 11:20


    A listener named Robert asks a question about two words we might use interchangeably: homily and sermon. He wonders, “Why do we call the homily a homily? Other denominations call it a sermon, just curious if there's a difference.”

    Leah Darrow Talks Personal Development Through a Christian Lens

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 13:46


    When one hears of personal development programs, different stereotypes of self-help may come to mind. Leah Darrow joins the show to bring a Christian perspective to personal development through her new program called Power Made Perfect. She is a former model and current entrepreneur, Catholic speaker, author, and podcaster.

    Why Do Catholic Churches Have Votive Candles?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 7:33


    Sometimes questions of faith arise from simply walking into a church. A listener named Laura asks, “I'd like to learn about those candles that people light. Why do we have those little areas with racks of candles?” She continues that she knows they are for prayer intentions, but would like more information.

    Why Does the Word ‘Saint' Have Multiple Meanings in the Catholic Faith?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 8:29


    A Protestant listener named Sean asks Father Dave for some clarification about saints in the Catholic Church. “As I read the Epistles, Paul always mentions saints as living, breathing followers of Christ that are right there with him, and [Catholics] tend to talk about saints as first you have to die and then meet a couple other requirements…I'm hoping you can help me reconcile [that],” he asks.

    Dr. Timothy O'Malley Examines What It Means To Be a Eucharistic People

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 14:18


    As the American Church embarks on a three-year Eucharistic Revival, Dr. Timothy O'Malley joins the Busted Halo Show to discuss his new book “Becoming Eucharistic People: The Hope and Promise of Parish Life.” O'Malley is a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' executive planning team for the Revival, as well as director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy.

    Father Dave Explains Pope Francis' “Pilgrimage of Penance” to Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 10:57


    Pope Francis is visiting Canada this week, and Father Dave explains the significance of this particular trip on the Busted Halo Show as well as CNN and NewsNation.

    Why Do Some Epistles Start With “Brothers and Sisters” When Read at Mass?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 8:01


    A listener named Tim asks about a common phrase you may hear at Mass: Brothers and Sisters. After 40 years as a lector, he wonders why some readings from the epistles (or Paul's letters) begin with this phrase. He also has noticed it more after 2010's changes to the translation of the Roman Missal.

    Christian Pastor Rich Villodas on Healing Divisions in a Broken World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 14:10


    As we encounter division in our culture and communities, Father Dave welcomes award-winning author and Christian Pastor Rich Villodas for a timely conversation about his new book “Good and Beautiful and Kind: Becoming Whole in a Fractured World.”

    FIERCE Athlete Founder Samantha Kelley on Building a Bridge Between Sports and the Catholic Faith

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 15:07


    This year is the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX, the civil rights law that gave countless women and girls equal access to sports and education. Samantha Kelley joins the Busted Halo Show to discuss this milestone and her organization FIERCE Athlete.

    Everything You Need To Know About the Eucharistic Revival

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 10:00


    Since the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, you may have heard your church mention something about a national Eucharistic Revival. But what exactly is it and what does it entail?

    The Busted Halo Show Reacts to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 17:52


    What Do We Mean When We Say 'All the Sins of My Past Life' During Confession?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 7:51


    A listener named Nicki asks why we say, “I'm sorry for these sins and all of the sins of my past life” during Confession.

    Jason Jones on What It Means to Help the Most Vulnerable

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 16:36


    Jason Jones, Executive Director of the movie “Bella” and Founder of The Vulnerable People Project, chats with Father Dave about his work helping the most vulnerable, especially those currently fleeing Ukraine.

    Dr. Scott Hahn on Food and Fasting During Lent

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 20:14


    Friend of the show, Dr. Scott Hahn chats about his new book, “The Lenten Cookbook,” which features 75 recipes for the penitential season of Lent.

    The Stranger in the Lifeboat

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 12:22


    Best-selling author Mitch Albom (“Tuesdays With Morrie”) chats about his new book, “The Stranger in the Lifeboat.”

    Father Dave Explains What Makes a Baptism Valid

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 21:58


    Father Dave Explains What Makes a Baptism Valid

    Fr. Jim Martin on Prayer, Spiritual Direction, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 24:58


    Jesuit priest Father Jim Martin joins Team Busted Halo for a catch-up!

    Dr. Brant Pitre on Praying Like Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 21:01


    Dr. Brant Pitre chats with Father Dave about his new book, “Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus.”

    Was John the Baptist Immaculately Conceived?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 4:36


    A listener named Michael asks Father Dave if John the Baptist was immaculately conceived like Mary. He wonders if this is the case because Elizabeth was older and past childbearing years, and the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was pregnant with John the Baptist.

    Can I Become a Priest if My Marriage Was Annulled?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 10:05


    A listener named Jack asks Father Dave if it is possible for him to become a priest after having his marriage annulled. Jack explains that he had thoughts of becoming a priest before getting married, and now that his marriage is annulled, those thoughts have returned. He also shares that he has a son under the age of 18, and wonders if the Church would allow him to pursue priesthood at this time.

    Why Do We Sing the Same Songs During Advent?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 6:28


    A listener named Katie asks why the Catholic Church doesn't sing Christmas carols or hymns until Christmas Eve. She has noticed that we sing the same few songs during Advent (Like “O'Come O'Come Emmanuel”), but Christmas songs such as “Silent Night” or “O Holy Night” are not sung until Christmas Eve.

    How to Discern Your Vocation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 30:01


    In honor of Vocation Awareness Week, Sr. Mara Grace, O.P., Vocations director for the Nashville Dominican Sisters, chats with Father Dave about vocational discernment. 

    How Do I Know if God is Telling Me 'No'?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 8:24


    A listener named Lisa asks how to know if God's answer to a prayer is no. She shares that she has been trying to buy a new house for a year, but things keep falling through. She wonders if circumstances can tell us God's will.

    Professor David DeSteno on the Science Behind the Benefits of Religion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 21:03


    David DeSteno, Professor of psychology at Northeastern University discusses his new book, “How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion.”

    Singer Florence LaRue on Aging Gracefully

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 24:09


    Florence LaRue, founding member and lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning group The Fifth Dimension, chats with Father Dave about her new book, “Grace in Your Second Act: A Guide to Aging Gracefully.”

    Why Are People Granted Dispensation to Marry Outside of the Church?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 10:32


    In today's podcast, a listener named Tina who works with engaged couples wonders why certain people are granted dispensations to marry outside of a Catholic Church.

    How to Find a Spiritual Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 21:10


    Claire Dwyer, editor of spiritualdirection.com, discusses how to find a spiritual director.  

    Will the Church Grow After the Pandemic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 7:38


    A listener named Gordon asks Father Dave if the Church will grow after the pandemic is over. Gordon shares that his own faith has deepened as a result of the pandemic and having access to faith resources online.

    Theologian Brett Salkeld on COVID Vaccines and Religious Exemption

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 27:35


    With so much in the news about rising COVID-19 cases and vaccination efforts, Theologian Brett Salkeld stops by the show to discuss the ethics of vaccines, mandates, and religious exemptions in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

    Is Salvation Possible for Everyone?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 9:04


    A listener named Kenny asks if salvation is possible for all people. He shares that his girlfriend is Catholic while he is Protestant. His girlfriend believes that the Catholic Church teaches that all people go to heaven, no matter their religion, as long as they are good people. Kenny asks if this is true.

    Dr. Nicki Verploegen on Contemplative Living

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 23:13


    Dr. Nicki Verplogean, Cofounder of Tatenda International, chats with Father Dave about her book, “Organic Spirituality: A Sixfold Path for Contemplative Living.”

    Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe on the Life of Saint Dominic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 15:59


    This summer, the Dominican Order celebrated 800 years since the death of their founder, Saint Dominic. Dominican Priest Father Patrick Mary Briscoe chats with Father Dave about his new book, “Saint. Dominic's Way of Life: A Path to Knowing and Loving God.”

    Motu Proprio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 26:48


    Linda Znachko on Working to Honor the Lives of Abandoned Children

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 19:24


    Linda Znachko, founder of He Knows Your Name Ministries discusses her work honoring the life and dignity of every child, and highlights the importance of initiatives like the Safe Haven Baby Box program to prevent unnecessary infant abandonment or death. 

    Was Judas Denied Communion at the Last Supper?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 14:46


    A listener named Ron asks if Judas was denied communion at the Last Supper, as it seems that he was in the state of mortal sin.

    How Would You Define ‘Faith?'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 30:08


    Brett shares that he was recently asked to define the word “faith” and found himself stumbling over the answer. This leads to an earnest discussion among Team Busted Halo.

    Father Dave on Bishops' Vote for New Eucharistic Document

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 27:21


    Father Dave discusses the U.S. bishops' vote to draft a document on the Eucharist, and unpacks what this means for the Church.

    The 30-Day Experiment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 17:28


    Kay Wyma chats with Father Dave about her new book, “The Peace Project: A 30-Day Experiment Practicing Thankfulness, Kindness, and Mercy.” 

    Father Dave Explains New Code of Canon Law on Abuse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 17:14


    Father Dave breaks down the newly-revised sections of the Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law regarding sexual abuse, expanding who can and must be punished for sexual abuses, and other abuses of power within the Church. 

    Should I Go to Confession If I'm Going to Repeat the Same Sin?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 13:14


    A listener named Dan asks Father Dave if there is a point in going to Confession if you know you are going to keep repeating the same sin.

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