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Bernadette Davis is originally from Michigan and currently lives on Long Island. She is a Junior at Fordham University where she studies English and participates in Campus Ministry as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. She is currently an intern at Busted Halo.
April 15th, 2013
15 ideas for your tax refund

Is there any day more dreaded than Tax Day? Hopefully you all filed your 2012 taxes by now. Congrats. Take a breath. The stress is over and now you can sit back and relax while you wait for the one good thing about tax season — the refund. There are plenty of things you could do with that cash. Here’s a list of ideas for putting your tax refund to good use. (Oh, and if you ended up paying a tax bill this year, remember — God loves a cheerful giver.)

STOP! You shouldn’t consider this “free money” if you have credit card debt or any kind of loan to pay off. Use this extra dough to take a chunk out of the debt hanging over your head; put it all toward that, and say a prayer of thanksgiving for this…

February 20th, 2013

What happens when a bookworm sees a novel-inspired movie? Personally, I get very nervous. I don’t like to see my favorite books exploited by Hollywood to attract large crowds to the box office. Many times directors lose sight of important aspects of the book and focus on sensational visual effects. Having read the novel by Yann Matel, I think Life of Pi was a perfect balance of effects and the original story. The movie was also able to capture the spiritual and religious significance of the book — what to me made Life of Pi a moving read.
Simply put, Life of Pi is a story about a boy who really just wants to love God. We learn that Pi was first introduced to God through Hinduism; however, he yearns to understand many…

January 5th, 2013

You may have read about the conversation between Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Stephen Colbert held at Fordham University on September 14 and moderated by Fr. Jim Martin, S.J. — but chances are you didn’t hear about from someone who was actually there. Due to the media blackout surrounding the event, no major news sources were present. Lucky for you, we, the Busted Halo interns, study at Fordham and were able to attend “The Cardinal and Colbert: Humor, Joy, and the Spiritual Life.” We’re here to provide an eyewitness account of the discussion, the events preceding it, and how it affected us…

January 5th, 2013

When I was younger, the worst day of the summer was invariably the day that the required reading list came in the mail. I had just finished school, so why were my teachers giving me more work?! It was so demanding too — not one, not two, but five books. In my opinion, that was a lot to ask of an 11-year-old. It also did not help that I hated reading. I would always choose to read the smaller books with the big… fonts during those tough middle school summers.
With high school came an entirely different literary experience. I was very lucky. My English teachers were terrific. They exposed me to classic works that took me by the hand, and I was entirely engaged. I went on a literary journey that started in Verona, Italy, and

December 26th, 2012

As another year comes to a close, we’re reminded that all good things (debatable) must come to an end. Here’s our list of significant “endings” in 2012. What would you add?
Mayan Calendar — Prior to the arrival of Europeans, people living in Central America followed the 5,125-year Mayan Calendar to organize time. The calendar’s last day was December 21, 2012. Many recognized this as a prophesy for the end of the world or end of time as we knew it. Well… this might actually be an “ending” that didn’t happen! To those who no longer have a calendar, I highly recommend the Gregorian calendar.
Twinkies –… Hostess brands filed for bankruptcy and announced they will be winding down production

November 26th, 2012

How do we evangelize our family members during the holidays?  (Question begins at 14:10)  Check our Advent Calendar to win an iPad Mini this Christmas!  11-26-12.…

November 12th, 2012

What is transubstantiation? What is the church doing to engage teens and younger Catholics? RECORDED IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City. 11-11-12.…

November 7th, 2012

Why does God only spare certain people from hard situations?  Post-Hurricane Sandy podcast.  Question begins at 16:45.  11-07-12…

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