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February 4th, 2013

You’ll see a lot of young adults in Church on Ash Wednesday. Let Busted Halo® help you keep them coming back!
As young adults make a turn in their spiritual journey toward your church on Ash Wednesday, download, print, and share this invitation to deepen their relationship with God. We’ve made a color and black and white version available below for downloading. You can personalize the sheet with your parish information at the bottom and invite people to volunteer to distribute it on Ash Wednesday. Busted Halo® is an online ministry. Your parish is the place they can turn to for an in-person… encounter with their faith.
Don’t miss this opportunity for New Evangelization!

February 1st, 2013
Download for your desktop to remember important dates in February

As a thank you for being a part of the Busted Halo® community, we’re offering our users something special today.
This is the first in what will be a continuing series of monthly wallpapers featuring a thematic image of the Church season along with important dates to keep in mind for the coming month.
Downloads are available in sizes that will fit both widescreen and full screen monitors, as well as mobile devices.
With Ash Wednesday just 13 days away, we thought the Lenten image of the desert was the obvious choice to begin this series. Remember, Lent is coming.
Download the files directly below, mark your calendar, and enjoy this easy way to stay aware of important feasts and holy days heading your way.
Download:…

January 8th, 2013

As the world watches its greatest athletes swim laps and nail landings, we’ll look at some gold medal winners in their own right. Each day of the Olympics we’ll feature a spiritual great and some advice for staying fit on your own spiritual journey.…

January 2nd, 2013

Merry Christmas from Busted Halo®!
A lot of people think Christmas only lasts one day, or worse yet, that December 25 ends the Christmas season. In fact, this date is just the beginning of Christmas in the Church, a season that actually lasts about 3 weeks.
In the tradition of receiving fun gifts, games and surprises on this holiest of days, we present you with Christmasopoly, a fun way to be informed about how long Christmastime really lasts. Use this as you journey through the 8, 12 and 20 days of the season, doing Christmas, all of it, the right way.
Click the image below to view a larger size, and click here for a printable version.

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December 29th, 2012
Busted Halo hits the streets and talks with people about the Vatican’s demand for reform of the LCWR

In 2008, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith began an investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (or LCWR), the largest association in the United States of leaders of Catholic nuns and sisters in religious communities. During its study of the LCWR, the Vatican office analyzed how Catholic doctrine was being addressed within the organization. This past April, the results of the investigation were revealed.
This week, as the LCWR is meeting to develop a response to the Vatican’s investigation, we’re here on the street asking Catholics who are marching to support the sisters what they think.
[Published on: May 31, 2012]…

December 10th, 2012

Advent is a precious time in the Christian calendar. Completely avoiding the Christmas onslaught may be impossible, but we can make an effort to maintain some connection to the spiritual foundation of this season. Busted Halo’s 2012 Advent Surprise Calendar is here to help a little with that.

November 6th, 2012

Thanks to everyone for your entries into #Haloween2012 — the Busted Halo-ween Costume Contest!
Here are the contest winners:
You can see more entries on our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/bustedhalo.…

November 5th, 2012

Voting is important. And when elections roll around, there’s always a lot for voters to consider. Different issues are important to different people. However, the Church has never advocated its members to vote for a particular candidate or vote solely on one issue. In fact, Catholics are never single-issue voters. As Catholics our faith helps us sort out the many complicated issues facing us during election years and leads us to an informed decision about which candidate to vote for.
This Busted Halo original video looks at the U.S. Bishops’ guide to Faithful Citizenship – teachings on issues that are important to the Church. As a people of faith, it’s important that we remember…

October 31st, 2012
Busted Halo-ween Costume Contest!

Are you dressing up as one of the Avengers this year? Do you make the scariest Dracula or spooky saint on the block? Are your kids the cutest pumpkins at school? Break out your best costume for the first ever Busted Halo-ween Costume Contest!
The tradition of wearing costumes on All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween) has its earliest origins in 19th century Scotland. Children went door to door in guises on that day offering entertainment in exchange for various gifts (similar to our custom of trick-or-treating today). Show us how you celebrate this tradition by sending us photos of your best Halloween costumes!
Here’s what you do:
#1 Tweet us @BustedHalo… with a photo of you, friends, or family members (this includes pets!)

October 28th, 2012

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.

July 25th, 2012

Alex’s Pick: “You’re Turning Into John Wayne” by Twin Atlantic
Twin Atlantic is an alternative rock quartet hailing from mighty Scotland. At first listen the song seems like an attack on American culture, when in fact the group is preaching a much different message. The band speaks about staying true to where you came from and not imitating something else — “Now here’s a great Scottish theory / Have you lost your latitude and longitude?”… This message is reflected in the music video as well. The band had just been signed to a major label and was being sent to America to tour for a year. In the video, they are trapped inside of a display window — an act for everyone

June 29th, 2012

St. Ignatius of Loyola is a great saint for our busy and over-scheduled lives. His first followers ran into the problem of not being able to pray often throughout the day. So, St. Ignatius recommended a practice called the Examen — an introspective prayer done at the end of the day. Here are some simple steps to help you get started. You should also check out Phil Fox Rose’s What Works column on the Examen.
Right-click or control-click (depending on your system) here to download a printable PDF of these 6 Simple Steps.…

June 25th, 2012

According to a survey by Forbes.com, an estimated 20 million pilgrims visit the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City every year. And though this is the most popular site, it certainly isn’t the only one. Watch this video and take a virtual tour to and through some other famous Catholic sites around the world.…

June 24th, 2012

Take a break from your studies today.
Go to Mass and then enjoy some classic tunes with some old friends.…

June 23rd, 2012

Holy Orders: This is a sacrament that expresses a person’s call to religious life. The ordination to the priesthood or diaconate commits a person for life to their calling to the people of God as a servant in both cases, but also as the “Alter Christus” (another Christ), who offers the sacrifice at mass on our behalf, in the case of the priesthood.

Marriage:… A man and a woman consecrate themselves to be committed to one another until parted by death in this sacrament. They promise to be true to each other, called to the unity that their love leads them into, and to procreate, to be open to children as a gift from God.

June 18th, 2012

Jesus did not ask Peter this question three times because he was hard of hearing or slow to comprehend Peter’s answers. Watch the video to find out the reason behind Jesus’ “Do you love me?” triple-questioning, as well as an overview of biblical numbers.…

June 17th, 2012

Take a break from your studies today.
Go to Mass and then go have a little fun, like these guys.…

June 16th, 2012

Reconciliation… is the first sacrament of healing. Because of our natural tendency to sin, we break our relationship or our connection with God, choosing other things in favor of that relationship. We need to repair that bond with God and with the Church through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, better known as confession. We tell our sins to a priest who absolves them and restores our relationship with God to wholeness again. God always forgives us — but sometimes we withhold reconciliation, or reconciliation isn’t possible (e.g. I can forgive my mother but I might not be able to reconcile with her because she’s dead.) So the sacrament of reconciliation does more than offer forgiveness. It

June 11th, 2012

When it comes time to elect a new pope, the College of Cardinals gets together to convene what is referred to as a papal conclave, during which they vote on who will become the next successor of St. Peter. Watch this video to find out more about what happens during the conclave and the ins and outs of the voting.…

June 10th, 2012

Take a break from your studies today.
Go to Mass, then go have a little fun by doing something adventurous like this guy.
(Warning! Don’t do this exact… thing — it seems pretty scary and dangerous.)

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