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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

November 21st, 2014

At the 11th hour, just as the curtain was about to close on our 50 at 50 campaign, generous benefactors, who wanted us to meet our goal and make Fr. Dave get to age 50, donated the amount needed to take us over the top!
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
                       – Melody Beattie, author…

We are so grateful to all of you —

November 3rd, 2014

Thank you for entering your photos in The Great Busted Halo-ween Photo Contest! Here are the winners — selected from the 10 photos that received the most votes in the contest…

November 1st, 2014

Spooky October is finished and November is here: the month for all saints, all souls, elections, a little turkey and even Advent beginning on the very last day of the month.
Stay tuned to Busted Halo throughout the month as we’ll be featuring lots of ways to stay thankful and keep gratitude in mind this month and throughout the next year.
Download the November 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.…

October 31st, 2014

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 23rd, 2014

Busted Halo® interns help to keep our ministry going — and growing — and each one brings his or her own unique gifts and talents to the table. We have interns who have excellent writing abilities or marketing skills who help us reach out to young adults disconnected from their faith. Interns assist us with fundraising and development work, including thanking YOU, our generous donors. We also feature interns on the Busted Halo® Cast podcast — helping us to answer listeners’ questions of faith and also producing the podcast itself.
One of the things we find our interns excel at is using social media. Whether that be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we rely on interns to help us engage young…

October 1st, 2014

Climate change is in the air, so instead of going with a scary Halloween photo for this month, we decided on an even more terrifying image: “Glacier Affected by Climate Change Seen in Antarctica”.

September 20th, 2014

After 5 days that consisted of 32 mascots, 16 Jesuit schools, 13 humanoids, 4.5 birds, 4 dogs, 3 wolves, 3 Loyolas, 3 Iggys, 2 rams/goats, and one Johnnie Rat, Catholic Mascotology 2014 has a winner…

September 19th, 2014

Welcome to the final day of Busted Halo®‘s Catholic Mascotology Bracket! Begin voting for your favorite Catholic School Mascot now!

September 18th, 2014

Welcome to Day 4 of Busted Halo®‘s Catholic Mascotology Bracket! Begin voting for your favorite Catholic School Mascot now!

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