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March 4th, 2015

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February 24th, 2015

It’s the first full week of Lent, a time when we are called not just to “give something up” but also to GIVE. Here at Busted Halo®, we’ve got a great opportunity for you to give that will make a difference in the lives of young people disconnected from the Church: Join our Halo Repair Crew and become one of Busted Halo’s monthly donors.

February 23rd, 2015

And now, based on your voting, the awards for the Lenten Academy Awards…

February 18th, 2015

What is Lent? What are the three practices the Church suggests we do during Lent based on the teachings of Jesus? Why do Catholics eat fish on Fridays and why is it called “Good” Friday, anyway? Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, is once again hitting the streets, this time on Ash Wednesday near St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, asking these questions and more.

February 17th, 2015

Lent is a time for personal conversion, a time when Christians strip away all that is unnecessary and become more mindful of their dependence on God. Our Fast Pray Give Lent Calendar will give you a moment of spiritual contemplation each day, and new and practical ideas for fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

February 16th, 2015

Here’s the 2015 Lenten wallpaper keeping you up-to-date with all the big holidays and holy days between February 18 (Ash Wednesday) through April 4 (Easter Eve).
Download the December 2014 Wallpaper:
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The wallpaper is available in sizes that will fit both widescreen and full screen monitors, mobile devices and a Facebook cover photo. Download the files directly above and enjoy this easy way to stay aware of important feasts and holy days heading your way.…

February 13th, 2015

February 14th — why is it known as Valentine’s Day? Why do those in love send each other valentines? And what feast does the Catholic Church celebrate on this day? Think you know the answers? Think again, because the truth is a lot more surprising than you’d imagine. Watch friend of Busted Halo, Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, wander the streets of New York asking the city’s star-crossed lovers if they know why we celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Originally published February 13, 2012.…

February 12th, 2015
Join us for creative spiritual reflection via photo challenge and open your eyes to God’s presence in your everyday life

It’s back! The 40 Days of Lent. Time to fast, pray, give, and this year — we’re taking photos along the way.
First, February 18 is Ash Wednesday. So that means: SHOW US YOUR ASH! We want to see your Ash Wednesday ashes — big, small, short, tall. Snap a photo and tag it #showusyourash and #BHLent2015 and let’s see what kind of artist your priest is!
Next, continue with the Busted Halo® InstaLent Photo Challenge throughout the Season of Lent (until Easter). Lent is a time to draw closer to God. We hope to do just that with the creative ideas for photo-sharing we’ll provide each day. So get ready! Your Instagram feed is about to look a whole lot like Lent.
How do you participate?

Share our InstaLent image…

February 12th, 2015

Looking for a way to “do” Lent a little differently this year? We’re inviting you into the desert: a quiet place with less of us and more of God. The desert offers solitude as well as temptation. And it means something a little different to everyone. Watch this short, meditative video that will help you wander into your own desert this Lent.…

February 11th, 2015
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 19th, 2015
Call the Busted Halo® Cast and invite people to visit your church this weekend.

Share your parish/campus ministry with the Busted Halo® Cast! Call 917-591-8476 and let us know about it.

December 31st, 2014
A dozen inspirations from everyone's favorite pope

Merry Christmas from Busted Halo!…
This year, for the 12 Days of Christmas we have 12 messages of inspiration from everyone’s favorite pope! Click the image of the day to view the message and come back every to see what surprise Pope Francis has for you.

December 19th, 2014

Our digital twist on the traditional Advent calendar brings a sense of surprise by showing you the whole calendar, but not letting you “open” each day and find out what’s behind the picture until that day comes along. Each day, the link will lead you to a special Advent-themed Daily Jolt and MicroChallenge.

December 7th, 2014

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.

December 6th, 2014

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 6th, 2014

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 2nd, 2014

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 2nd, 2014
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 2 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 How do I get involved?
This one’s easy: GIVE. Here at Busted Halo®, we’re kicking off…

December 1st, 2014
Put down the wrapping paper and join us for a fun photo-a-day challenge during Advent!

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 — a Busted Halo® tote bag full of goodies — each week. May the best InstaAdvent photo win!
How do you participate?

Share our InstaAdvent image (below)…

December 1st, 2014

The days are getting colder, the nights darker; the month of waiting is upon us.
December is here which means Advent has begun and we can begin patiently anticipating the big day on the 25th, making sure not to forget other December celebrations like the Feast of St. Nicholas and the Immaculate Conception along the way.
Be sure to check out all of our Advent content including the Advent Surprise Calendar, the Advent Calendar Contest, and our latest Instagram Photo Challenge (InstaAdvent).
Download the December 2014 Wallpaper:
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And as a special Advent bonus, if you want to count down the weeks one candle at a time, click below to download

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