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February 4th, 2016
A brief illustration of what the day is all about
Looking for a quick way to explain Ash Wednesday to your friends? Look no further than Busted Halo’s® two-minute video that describes the day which begins the season of Lent, and why Catholics and many Christians receive ashes on their foreheads.
January 4th, 2016
New Year’s Resolutions — there are plenty to go around. We’re all familiar with the typical resolutions of getting back in shape, changing our habits, or beginning a new adventure. But, sometimes it can be easier to start small. All this week, we’ll challenge you to name specific resolutions you’d like to work on this year. Write your intention, and hold yourself accountable! How does it work? Every day this week, we’ll post a new prompt on social media for you to consider. Share your answer to the prompt in the comments section on our Facebook or Instagram pages, or reply to our tweets on Twitter. It’s that easy!…
December 31st, 2015
Fr. Jack takes on tourists in Times Square to ask people what new year’s resolutions are going to be this year, what feast the Catholic Church celebrates on January 1, and if anyone knows about the biggest resolution ever made in all of human history.
December 28th, 2015
Our picks for the top Catholic moments in 2015.
December 21st, 2015
Our digital twist on the traditional Advent calendar brings a sense of surprise and helps you connect to the true meaning of the season.
December 10th, 2015
December is a month of gift giving. And with occasions like the office Secret Santa or family “white elephant,” you might be scrambling for some inspiration. Take your gift exchange to the next level with these suggestions, and share your own creative ideas in the comments section. Give kindness Gifts don’t have to come from the mall or the internet. Have an exchange of kindness this year. Encourage everyone to give a kindness to a specific person (maybe a night of babysitting for a young parent, or an offer to help with shoveling the snow this winter for an elderly family member), or a gift of compassion to others in honor of the recipient (think a donation to the recipient’s favorite charity or nonprofit…
December 8th, 2015
Think you know what the Immaculate Conception is all about? Think again. Most people and even most Catholics tend to get this one wrong. Watch Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, hit the streets to talk to parents and their children about what is and what is not the Immaculate Conception.
December 3rd, 2015
Christmas is coming and Busted Halo longtime friend Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, hits the streets (and the local ice skating rink) to ask people what they know about that anticipatory season of waiting and preparation... Advent.
December 1st, 2015
A day for giving back at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season
#1 What is it? Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday (December 1 this year) a day dedicated to giving back. #2 How did #GivingTuesday start? #GivingTuesday is a joint effort of the 92nd Street Y, a New York City institution, and the United Nations Foundation. As #GivingTuesday began to grow, various corporations and nonprofits have partnered to spread the word and hold their own #GivingTuesday initiatives. #3 What sort of an impact does #GivingTuesday have? Last year’s #GivingTuesday (the…
November 28th, 2015
Not sure about the relationship between Advent and Christmas? You thought they were the same thing? Check out Busted Halo’s two-minute video that describes why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate Christmas.
November 27th, 2015
Our InstaAdvent Photo Challenge is back by popular demand! It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Sadly, this means that some lose sight of the real meaning and purpose of this time of year. Advent is a time of anticipation and waiting for the birth of Jesus. There’s so much wonder and love in the air! So, we’re excited to announce Busted Halo’s® InstaAdvent Photo Challenge! Post a photo every day during Advent and stay connected to the hope, joy and occasional peppermint mocha that make this time of year so special! It’s the season of giving, so we’ll be giving away prizes each week. May the best InstaAdvent photo win! How do you participate? Share our InstaAdvent image on…
November 16th, 2015
Sometimes we all need a little reminder to count our blessings. In the 10 days leading up to Thanksgiving, we invite you to participate in our Gratitude Challenge and name the people, experiences, and gifts for which you’re the most thankful. How does it work? Every day until Thanksgiving, we’ll post a new “I’m thankful for…” prompt on social media for you to consider. Share your answer to the prompt in the comments section on our Facebook or Instagram pages, or reply to our tweets on Twitter. It’s that easy! Join us in cultivating an attitude of gratitude this Thanksgiving!…
October 30th, 2015
Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, hits the streets of New York City's scary Greenwich Village, asking young adults what they know about the origins of Halloween -- how it began, why people wear costumes, and the two Catholic holidays surrounding All Hallow's Eve.
October 27th, 2015
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 the Astonishing –– a woman that some called mad, and some called holy. Watch this short, spooky video, right in time for Halloween and All Saints Day. To download this video go here and click the download arrow or choose save or download.
October 26th, 2015
Snap a photo, upload it to Instagram and tag it #BustedHaloween for the chance to win a prize!
We hope you’ll join us for some Busted Halo-ween fun! We want to see photos of your creative, scary, and downright adorable Halloween costumes. Here’s what to do: #1 Snap your best Halloween costume photo. #2 Upload it to Instagram and tag it with #BustedHaloween (That’s Busted Halo + ween — one “L”). #3 Share The Busted Halo-ween Photo Contest with your friends! If you don’t already, follow BustedHaloPhoto on Instagram. Have fun and be creative. May the best Busted Halo-ween photo win!…
October 22nd, 2015
It’s hot… it’s fiery… you may have even told somebody to visit this place at some point. Today, we’re talking all about hell! Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, is back in action in none other than New York City’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” asking people what they know about hell.…
September 30th, 2015
Pope Francis may be back in Rome, but the loving and powerful words spoken throughout his time in the United States aren’t something we’ll soon forget. Here’s a list of some of our favorite quotes from his visit: 1. “Joy springs from a grateful heart.” — Vespers, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City 2. “Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities.
September 22nd, 2015
As you’re keeping an eye on your favorite baseball all-stars this summer, check out some all-stars of a different kind: the Saints! They may not break any stolen base records, but they’re still home runs in our book. Every Tuesday, we’ll reveal a new Saint baseball card, complete with a photo and fun facts. Collect them all!                    …
September 21st, 2015
Here’s what people are saying: Over the past two years, Pope Francis has proven himself to be a pope of surprises, inclusion, and perhaps greatest of all: hope. In anticipation of Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States this September, we want YOU to share why you’re #Popeful. What has Francis done or said that has made you hopeful? What do you hope will happen during the pope’s visit? Why are you hopeful in the Church? Whatever the reason why you’re #Popeful, we want to know about it. Tweet us @BustedHalo, or share a #Popeful photo on Instagram @BustedHaloPhoto. Then, tag your friends and encourage them to share. Not on social media? E-mail us at editor@bustedhalo.com Share your hope with the…
September 18th, 2015
Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, makes his video debut (and eats a lot of sausage and peppers) while celebrating the San Gennaro Festival in New York’s Little Italy. The festival, which celebrates the patron saint of the people of Naples, is well known as one of the largest religious street festivals in the United States.  San Gennaro, a.k.a. St. Januarius, was an Italian bishop martyred in 305 AD.  His remains were brought back to Naples, where he was celebrated for his faithfulness.  When the Napoli people immigrated to New York in 1926, they continued the celebration, which has expanded from a simple afternoon event into what is now an 11-day-long festival of food, fellowship and fun (and once again, a lot of food.)…
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