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April 10th, 2015
Animated .gifs for the first 8 days of Easter
Easter is more than one day — it’s an entire season of the Church year that begins with the Easter Octave. The gospel readings during the Octave include some of the most beautiful passages of scripture from the time after Jesus’ resurrection and his first encounters with his friends and disciples. These readings remind us of the importance of Jesus’ resurrection and the power of his ministry here on earth. Jesus appeared to his friends & disciples that they might continue to share the Good News in word and deed with everyone they would meet. Easter SundayJohn 20:1-9 Easter MondayMatthew 28:8-15 Easter TuesdayJohn 20:11-18 Easter WednesdayLuke 24:13-35 Easter ThursdayLuke…
April 3rd, 2015
Presenting the traditional devotion in a virtual way to help you reflect on the mystery of Jesus’ death and what it still means to us today
Busted Halo has created a series of virtual stations designed for personal devotion. They relate to Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom of God and the reason it led to his death. Find a quiet place to watch, and be open to how God is speaking to you through the Stations of the Cross.
March 26th, 2015
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March 25th, 2015
Want to know why Catholics wave palms on Palm Sunday; wash each other’s feet on Holy Thursday; or kiss the cross on Good Friday? Look no further than Busted Halo's® two-minute video that describes the final week of Lent we spend preparing for Easter.
March 24th, 2015
A Q&A with one of the film’s producers explores the origin of the film, its diversity, and personal faith
Earlier in March, OwningOurFaith, a short documentary film featuring LGBT Catholics and their families, debuted online. Busted Halo® reached out to Michael Tomae, one of the producers, with questions about the film’s creation.
March 17th, 2015
Do they know why they're celebrating?
At Busted Halo we believe everybody has a halo, some are just a little more busted than others. This St. Patrick’s Day, we’re hitting the streets to see whose faith trivia halo is nicely polished, and whose is a little less shiny. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, and is the traditional religious feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed St. Patrick’s Day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Today, people of all backgrounds around the world recognize St. Patrick’s Day, but even though they’re celebrating,…
March 13th, 2015
We have a new pope and Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, hits the streets to find out what people know of the new pontiff, asking about his name and origins as well as their hopes and advice for the new head of the Church.…
March 12th, 2015
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March 9th, 2015
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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 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: 16:9 [2560 x 1440] · 16:10 [2560 x 1600] · 4:3 [2400 x 1800] · Mobile · Facebook 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 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.…
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 25 – Christmas! December 26 – St. Stephen Dec. 27 – St. John, Evangelist December 28 – Holy Family December 29 December 30 December 31 – New Year’s Eve Jan. 1 – Mary, Mother of God January 2 January 3 – Holy Name of Jesus Jan. 4 – Feast of the Epiphany January 5…
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 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)…
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