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November 23rd, 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.

November 23rd, 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 23rd, 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 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.)…

September 16th, 2015

Busted Halo is excited to welcome Pope Francis to the United States! Next week, our team will be traveling to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia for the events, as well as participating in the festivities in our hometown of New York City. We’ll be posting updates, photos, videos, and behind-the-scenes info on all of our social media accounts, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr to stay connected during this historic visit! And tune in to the Catholic Channel (Sirius XM Channel 129) to hear live broadcasts of papal events. Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, will be among the hosts bringing you coverage of all things pope next week.…

September 11th, 2015
Three young adults share how Pope Francis has inspired them to deepen their faith

In honor of Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States, we’re revisiting this piece from March 2014, which features the stories of three young adults who cite Pope Francis as their reason for coming back to the Catholic Church.…

Marcee Treadway Hinds
Mobile, Alabama

I actually met with my parish priest about entering RCIA classes and having my daughter baptized just weeks after Pope Francis was elected. As someone who longed to fully enter the Church, in a way I feel like I was called back at an amazing time.
Pope Francis has, for me, been a guiding light in this journey. Every morning on my way to work I listen to the Catholic Channel’s broadcast of daily Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New

September 10th, 2015
An interview with Michael O’Loughlin, author of “The Tweetable Pope”

How much punch can a tweet really pack? Michael O’Loughlin, journalist at Crux, former contributor to Busted Halo, and author of the new book, “The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters,” talks with Busted Halo about Pope Francis’ Twitter revolution, the pope’s upcoming visit to the United States, and living out our faith in our everyday lives.
Q: What makes Pope Francis’ Twitter presence so revolutionary?
This is a man who, just moments after he was elected to the highest office in the Catholic Church, asked for the crowd’s blessing and a few minutes later, wished them all goodnight, like a friend saying farewell. He’s a pastor who’s most comfortable being with his people,

August 14th, 2015

With the Feast of the Assumption approaching on August 15th, we sent our intrepid Paulist priest, friend and colleague, Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, out into New York City to find out the Assumption IQ of citizens on the street.

August 12th, 2015
A closer look at how nature helps us understand our relationship with God

Whose summer to-do list doesn’t include a hike or trip to the beach or a walk in the park? (And if yours doesn’t — you should add one NOW!) Take this Busted Halo® Virtual Outdoor Retreat with you on your next great nature adventure. Examine how nature is a way for us to understand our relationship with God and also understand God’s call to care for all creation. We’ve divided the retreat into three parts — you can break up your hike, activities at the beach, or other outing to fit the timing of the retreat. No Internet connection in the great outdoors? Click on the image below to download and print the PDF. Take a copy of the retreat (and sunscreen and bug spray) with you and your friends on your next hike…

July 8th, 2015

While vacationing in Las Vegas, Busted Halo’s own Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, decides to hit the strip and ask people what they know and think about that topic everyone associates with Vegas … sin.…

June 22nd, 2015
Celebrate the sunny season with us on Instagram @BustedHaloPhoto

Summer is finally here! The sun is shining, the days are long, and a spirit of joy is in the air. What better way to share your summer memories than with Busted Halo’s second annual summer photo challenge?
How do you participate?…

Follow @BustedHaloPhoto on Instagram
Save the schedule of weekly themes (below) and let others know you’re participating in our challenge.
Take a photo (or hey, many photos!) following our theme of the week and share it on Instagram. Be sure to tag #BHSummerPhoto and @BustedHaloPhoto when you do! We’ll be regramming some of our favorites.
Not on Instagram? Snap pics anyway, and share them on Facebook or Twitter with the #BHSummerPhoto hashtag.

Happy Summer! We can’t wait to see

June 18th, 2015

Jennifer Sawyer joined the Busted Halo® team on April 20th as our new Digital Content Producer. Jen comes to us after years working in broadcast as a producer and writer for outlets including The Martha Stewart Show, ABC and Yahoo.  She’s dedicated to creating dynamic and inspiring content, and looking forward to using her talents to encourage other young adults to engage in conversations about faith.
Since graduating from Fordham University, Jen has continued to be involved in ministry through several young adult communities in Manhattan, serving as a retreat leader, young adult minister, and member of the Jesuit Collaborative’s Contemplative Leaders in Action. “I look forward to working…

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