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June 3rd, 2010
"reunion"
In this video, Giselle reunites with her husband, Roberto, and interviews him about growing up in Mexico and how and why he came to live in the United States. In video one, Giselle discusses the incident that forced her to look at the immigration issue. In video two, Giselle prepares for her departure to Mexico where she will reunite with her husband and continue to video blog about their life together and strive to break down stereotypes about illegal immigrants and their families.…
May 26th, 2010
"Blowing up stereotypes"
In this video, Giselle prepares for her departure to Mexico where she will reunite with her husband and continue to video blog about their life together and strive to break down stereotypes about illegal immigrants and their families. In video one, Giselle discusses the incident that forced her to look at the immigration issue.…
May 21st, 2010
Busted Halo voted Best-in-Class
 Religious Website or E-zine
 by the Associated Church Press!
Recently the Associated Church Press (ACP), the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America, held their Best in the Christian Press annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Busted Halo® walked away with top awards in all three of the ACP’s online divisions. BustedHalo.com was named Best In Class for Independent Website and E-Zine, Best in Class Blog and Best Re-Design for a Website. The judges described BustedHalo.com as: “Visual dynamite and generally informative” “It is just plain fun as well as inspiring” “The content is in the right categories for the target audience: young adults / spiritual seekers” “A Catholic-sponsored
May 19th, 2010
Making Lemonade
In this video, Benita shares some of the skills she has acquired while trying to support herself as an undocumented worker.  In episode one, Benita discusses her background and the difficulties she faced growing up. In episode two, Benita describes how a routine traffic stop has turned her life upside down. In episode three, Benita talks about the story of Esther and God’s plan. In episode four, Benita talks about her hopes and dreams for attending law school.…
May 18th, 2010
Busted Halo newest podcast presents anything and everything you ever wanted to know about Catholicism
Interested in learning about the Vatican secret archives? Want to know a little bit more about Catholic superheroes? Never knew what “Diet of Worms” really referred to? Then you won’t want to miss Busted Halo’s latest addition to its podcast lineup — Facts of Faith. Facts of Faith — available every Tuesday and Thursday, both on our homepage and through iTunes — is the fourth separate podcast we offer each week to Busted Halo visitors, joining the Busted Halo Cast, excerpts from the Sirius XM Radio Show and Fr. Dave’s Homilies. Facts of Faith episodes are short (five to ten minute) discussions between Fr. Dave Dwyer and Fr. Larry Rice about everything and anything…
May 13th, 2010
"Why I had to leave"
Meet Siby from Mauritania in West Africa. In this, his first video, Mirlande Jean-Louis finds out why Siby left home to come to the United States. Stay tuned for his next installment when he’ll talk about what it has been like living undocumented.…
May 4th, 2010
In search of the humanity behind the immigration debate
Recent passage of new legislation in Arizona has brought the divisive issue of immigration to the forefront of the national consciousness once again. This latest salvo comes on the one-year anniversary of the debut of our Busted Borders video series, in which BustedHalo.com — along with the help of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation — began covering the issue of immigration in a unique way. Busted Borders is an attempt to use the web’s unfiltered nature to move the immigration debate away from abstractions and statistics to reveal the deeply human dimension of the issue. Instead of contributing to the glut of coverage about immigration, Busted Halo decided to feature stories by immigrants…
April 30th, 2010
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April 28th, 2010
"Clinging to hope"
In this episode, Benita talks about her hopes and dreams for attending law school. In episode one, Benita discusses her background and the difficulties she faced growing up. In episode two, Benita describes how a routine traffic stop has turned her life upside down. In episode three, Benita talks about the story of Esther and God’s plan.…
April 20th, 2010
Busted Halo contests keep on giving
We know, we know, it’s been a couple weeks. Lent has passed, Easter is here, and we never formally announced the end of our Fast Pray Give contest or its winner. Ok, we’re sorry. We certainly didn’t intend for this to slip through the cracks but in the midst of covering everything else going on in the world of spiritual seekers it unfortunately did. (We ARE proud to note, however, that we actually picked the grand prize winner and sent the prize out right on time…we just forgot to tell the rest of you.) So finally, at long last… Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner, Kim Dousette of Hopkinsville, KY, who received an Easter Basket with a custom Fast Pray Give Flip Video Camera, candy, books,…
March 31st, 2010
After our Lent Calendar is finished you can still count on us for daily reflection and prayer
Thanks to tremendous word of mouth from you, our readers — not to mention great coverage from USA Today and other national media and the hundreds of widgets we’ve given out to websites and bloggers around the globe — this year’s FastPrayGive Lenten Calendar has been an enormous success.  Beginning with “Show Us Your Ash” on Ash Wednesday, continuing on through our Lenten Laptop Pilgrimage on the Camino up through these final days of Holy Week, we’ve set site records in terms of traffic and reader participation. Thousands of you are checking back each day for a little piece of inspiration as well as a small spiritual challenge. The feature’s popularity…
March 24th, 2010
Travel along the Camino de Santiago with our Busted Halo pilgrims without leaving your home
Day #5: Journey’s End The pilgrims complete their Camino and arrive at the 11th century St. James Cathedral, burial site of St. James the Apostle, to place their hands on the left foot of the statue depicting the Trinity, the traditional end-point of the Camino. Hear final thoughts and reflections from Fr. Larry, Erin, Stephen, Sam, Amy, and Mary… Click here to listen further to the pilgrims’ final group discussion of the last day of the pilgrimage. Day #4: Reflections on “Waking” A poem by Theodore Roethke From Arzua, the pilgrims head to Arca. They will cross a number of bridges built by local farmers over the centuries to accommodate feeding their growing flocks of livestock.…
March 16th, 2010
Editor-in-Chief Bill McGarvey hosts a weekly edit meeting with readers and listeners this Friday at LA Congress
Every week in our editorial meeting we bring together the great minds of our Busted Halo crew to talk about what we’ve been doing on the site and to bounce ideas off one another for new segments, stories, features, competitions and other new ways to make your days a little more interesting. This week we’re on the road in LA at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, but there’s no rest for the weary, so we’re still going to have our edit meeting, but this time we’d like you to be there. This Friday, March 19th at 3:00 p.m. PST, stop by the Busted Halo® booth in the exhibit hall at the Anaheim Convention Center and meet BustedHalo.com® Editor-in-Chief Bill McGarvey. Bill…
March 12th, 2010
California Week: March 14 - 22, 2010
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March 9th, 2010
The Princess, The Priest and the War for the Perfect Wedding Episode 13
Want to see more? Watch other episodes of “The Princess, The Priest and the War for the Perfect Wedding”. Send us your questions! We encourage you to email us questions, or record a short video with your question and send it to us. If we use your video in a future episode, we will give you a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Send in your questions to weddings@bustedhalo.com and hear Dr. Christine Whelan, author of the Pure Sex, Pure Love column go head to head with Father Eric Andrews, a Paulist priest with more than 15 years of wedding experience as they debate your questions: Why can’t you get married on the beach? Why is the priest being such a jerk? Why do we have to talk about sex during pre-Cana? And many…
March 2nd, 2010
Busted Halo vs. America Magazine..."and the WINNER is"
You’d think they would have given Up by now. After two consecutive years of getting An Education in Oscar prognosticating, Fr. Jim Martin SJ and Tim Reidy — the Precious cinephiles at America magazine, the national Catholic weekly run by the Jesuits — asked to go head-to-head for a third round with BustedHalo.com’s editor-in-chief Bill McGarvey on the year’s Best Picture nominees. The Inglourious Basterds at America are well aware that McGarvey is A Serious Man when it comes to film, so they can’t claim to have been Blind Sided. As the following two-part podcast makes clear, picking Oscar winners is no game to McGarvey. He made it painfully clear to his opponents before…
February 26th, 2010
'What happened to the plan?"
In this episode, Benita talks about the story of Esther and God’s plan. In episode one, Benita discusses her background and the difficulties she faced growing up. In episode two, Benita describes how a routine traffic stop has turned her life upside down.…
February 24th, 2010
The Princess, The Priest and the War for the Perfect Wedding Episode 12
Want to see more? Watch other episodes of “The Princess, The Priest and the War for the Perfect Wedding”. Dr. Christine B. Whelan, is an Iowa-based social historian, professor, journalist and author. She is the author of Marry Smart: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to True Love, and Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women. Fr. Eric Andrews CSP is the President of Paulist Productions, the film and television ministry of the Paulist Fathers, located in Los Angeles, California. Prior to entering the priesthood, he worked for Jim Henson and the Muppets on a variety of television productions.
February 22nd, 2010
And the winner is...
The results are in. Each and every ash shot we recieved had a special style that was all its own. Some were big, some small, some bold, and others a little more demure. It was no easy task, but our team of Busted Halo ash specialists have gathered and conferred, but there can only be one (okay, or maybe a few) winner(s). So, without further ado… Grand Prize-Best All-Around Ash Victoria Hathaway Awards in Special Categories Most Extreme Ash Marion Wise and Molly Jewett Best Mommy & Me Ash (Tie) Candace McMillan and Sarah O’Keefe Stoddard Most Intense Ash Dan Smrokowski Best InternASHional Ash (also winner for “Biggest Ash,” “OMG! Ash,” and “You Must Get Time Off in Purgatory…
February 12th, 2010
"We had to start all over."
In this episode, Rishi discusses his family’s move back to Trinidad. In episode one, Rishi talked about his family’s move to Canada from Trinidad.…
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