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Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, is the associate director of Busted Halo®. Ordained in 2008, Fr. Steve served as the associate pastor at St. Austin’s in Austin, Texas, where he led lessons on faith for school-aged kids at summer camp and motivational talks for African-American professionals in Austin. He also led retreats and missions for young adults and other groups in the church.
July 18th, 2014

Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time. Father Steve debates a tough point about whether or not all of this is real. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, June 18, 2014)…

June 25th, 2014

Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Steve was ready to buy a lottery ticket because he asked God for money. Does this work? Should it? (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, June 25, 2014)
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May 20th, 2014

Tuesday of Fifth Week of EasterFather Steve talks about the fact that Jesus is not one thing, but many things to us all. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Tuesday, May 20, 2014)
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May 9th, 2014

Dear Graduates,
Congratulations! You have much to celebrate as you mark the end of your time in college. We here at Busted Halo hope this prayer gives you the opportunity for a few moments of spiritual reflection as you take part in graduation festivities.
This is a time of great joy, transition, and maybe even some nervousness about the future. God goes with you — and God celebrates with you. We do too.…

  

God of joy and hope,
we thank you for this time of graduation.
Your spirit of wisdom has empowered our hard work and discipline in such a way that our hunger for learning has been nourished with knowledge, discovery, creativity, and determination.
As we prepare to walk across the stage to receive our

March 23rd, 2014

Third Sunday of Lent. Father Steve talks about the wellspring of mercy that is God for us. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Sunday, March 23, 2014)
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March 19th, 2014

Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Steve speaks upon the role of Joseph in Jesus’ life and our lives . (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, March 19, 2014)
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March 16th, 2014

Second Sunday of Lent. Father Steve uses some classic sitcoms and their theme songs to make a point about God’s love. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Sunday, March 16, 2014)
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March 5th, 2014

Ash Wednesday. What do we have to die to before living in eternal life with Jesus? (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, March 5, 2014)
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February 9th, 2014

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. How much do we really have to give? Well it’s a lot, yes, but thankfully we all have that much to give indeed. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Sunday, February 9, 2014)
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February 5th, 2014

Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr. What can we learn from Saint Agatha on this, her day? Listen to Father Steve and find out. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, February 5, 2014)
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January 29th, 2014

Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time. Father Steven Bell reminds us to cultivate rich soil and we will reap what we sow. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, January 29, 2014)
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January 12th, 2014

Baptism of the Lord. Father Steven Bell tells us what baptism means to him, and might to all of us. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Sunday, January 12, 2014)
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January 2nd, 2014

“I’m no beauty. I’m no genius. I can’t sing. I can’t dance,” Marcia Wallace said years ago at a speaking engagement in Indiana, “But, it was clear to me early on that I had a couple of things that have held me in very good stead as I have approached life’s challenges, that is tenacity… and a sense of humor.”
Bellowing that unforgettable “Ha!” trademarked in both of her major character roles, this self-possessed, big-haired and big-eyed wag proudly sprung from Creston, Iowa, taught us to believe in the healing and motivating power of laughter.
She celebrated an enduring career in television that spanned more than 60 years and bravely…

December 19th, 2013

“How do I deal with the throngs of people who come to church only on holidays?”  Question is at 7:35.  ’Coming Attractions’ reads the Nativity story from the Gospel of Matthew.  ’Church Search’ visits Salem, OR.…

December 5th, 2013

“Why is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception moved this year?” Question time is 8:45.  ’Coming Attractions’ reads from Isaiah.  ’Church Search’ visit Jonesboro, Arkansas.…

November 20th, 2013

Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time. We are told to be not afraid. But how can we really reach a fearless faith? (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, November 20, 2013)
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November 16th, 2013

Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time. Are you actually ready for the coming of the Lord? How do you know? (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Saturday, November 16, 2013)
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November 13th, 2013

Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin. What is an “if’n” and how can theyu damage our faith lives? Father Steve lets us all know. (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, November 13, 2013)
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November 6th, 2013

Having celebrated All Soul’s Day November 2, Catholic parishes and other faith communities employ the day as a mark for a month-long remembrance for all who have died. In the same spirit, we provide you this moment to remember the people in your life who have died. This virtual retreat offers a chance for you to reflect more deeply on what they have taught you, as well as giving you an opportunity to offer thanks and determine how their legacy will guide your life.
Click here or on the image below to open/download a PDF of the retreat.

Click here or on the image above to open/download a PDF of the retreat.…

November 6th, 2013

Wednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time. Is it possible that a relationship can hinder our ability to be disciples? (Fr. Steven Bell, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, Wednesday, November 6, 2013)
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