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September 19th, 2014

Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our first episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the life of St. Clare of Assisi.  The Busted…

September 8th, 2014

How can we justify praying to saints as if they have specific magical powers?
 Feeling superstitious? On this week’s Busted Halo Cast, Fr. Dave and Intern Sean examine what the Catholic faith says about superstition and praying to saints. Com…

August 15th, 2014

Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our first episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the life of St. Bernard.  The Busted Halo Sho…

July 22nd, 2014

Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In this episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the life of St. Sebastian.  The Busted Halo Show w…

June 25th, 2014

St. Peter and St. Paul are two of the most well known saints, and are often spoken of as the two men most responsible for spreading the Christian message in the days of the early church. As to why they are celebrated on the same day, legend has it t…

June 19th, 2014

You can learn more about the saints in this “You Don’t Know Jack About Saints” video from our very own saint in the making, Fr. Jack Collins, CSP….

May 21st, 2014

Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our first episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the life of St. Monica . The Busted Halo Show…

April 26th, 2014

You might have heard — Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints this weekend. Have you ever wondered about the steps to canonization — that is, being named a saint by the Catholic Church? Who is eligible? What happens on…

April 25th, 2014
Papal Saints John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized — is Oscar Romero far behind?

Upon the death of John Paul II, the chants began in the streets of Rome: “Santo Subito! Santo Subito!” (“Sainthood now!”) Now a pope doesn’t make a saint willy-nilly; this takes careful deliberation. When the process of making saints began, they wer…

April 9th, 2014

Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our first episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the lives of St. Vincent De Paul and Louise D…

April 2nd, 2014

Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our first episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the lives of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Ma…

March 26th, 2014

Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our second episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the lives of Saint Valentine.  The Busted Ha…

March 12th, 2014

Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our first episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the lives of brother and sister duo of Saints

January 7th, 2014

My love affair with mystical saints began when I was a little girl, and I’m still drawn to their reckless abandon, blessed foolishness, and sheer audacity to win God’s heart. I used to romanticize these holy men and women, but now I reco…

October 31st, 2013

The saints are our mentors and models who show us ways to live our faith. However, some of their stories can be terrifying and downright…spooky. Fr. Steve presents one of these spookier saintly stories as he tells the tale of Saint Christina t…

October 30th, 2013

Jack is back, this time hitting the streets of New York City’s East Village to find out what people know about the saints. Are they all perfect people? Do they have to be Catholic? What are their best qualities? Follow our friend and colleagu…

August 1st, 2013

Father Dave answers some great questions and offers some strong advice and counseling for two totally different listeners. The first caller wants to know when and how our concept of saints and sainthood came about as Catholics. The next caller was c…

November 1st, 2012

Solemnity of All Saints. Father Dave asks us: who are the saints? Are we saints? Are THEY saints? (Preached on Thursday, November 1, 2012, 12:15pm, St. Malachy’s Church, 49th and Broadway, Times Square, New York City)…

October 29th, 2012
A convert's guide to an eerily Catholic Halloween

Growing up most of the kids I knew from Christian families weren’t allowed to celebrate Halloween. Here are a few thoughts on the meaning of this Catholic celebration (yes, really!) and why it matters. H — Holy. That’s right, folks…

October 26th, 2012
What does All Saints Day have to do with Halloween?

Father James Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints, talks about the connection between Halloween (October 31) and All Saints Day (November 1). Fr. Martin answers FAQs such as: How saints get made? What is a patron saint? Is praying to the…

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