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December 2nd, 2009
A sneak attack on my conscience while at the mall
There was something very Miracle on 34th Street about Peoria's new mall. Opening just before the holidays, the "open-air lifestyle center" promised to recreate ...
September 28th, 2009
Learning to fear regret more than rejection
Call it the Daisy Complex: So many of us worry ourselves sick — think of that silly game where you pluck the petals off a ...
August 23rd, 2009
A Catholic convert calls on his Church to be a positive force in extending health care to all
People of faith are not of one political party or the other — not all conservative or all progressive, all right or all left. But most people of faith believe as a core principle that ...
August 5th, 2009
Video 1 - "I got caught by ICE, and detained for twenty days"
Walter did not know he was undocumented until he was applying for college.
July 27th, 2009
An indie writer drops her ironic distance and finds her faith
On a chilly April night, I'm standing on the stone altar of my childhood church, forehead dripping with chrism, when the guy next to me ...
July 6th, 2009
Memories of my Marriage Encounter childhood
Growing up, I was mortified by my parents' public displays of religion. I'm still convinced that from the years of 1982 to 1986 my parents ...
June 14th, 2009
The Princess, The Priest and the War for the Perfect Wedding Episode 9
Episode #9 -- The Velveteen Rabbit Want to see more? Watch other episodes of "The Princess, The Priest ...
June 8th, 2009
Becoming free from alcoholism and addiction requires spiritual help, not self-help
If you are an alcoholic or addict, being spiritually unfit can be fatal. If not literally fatal then, as in my case, a living death ...
May 27th, 2009
Thirtysomething, single and looking for affirmation
I attend church in a left-leaning parish that specializes in outreach services to students at the local university. It succeeds so well that every Sunday ...
May 13th, 2009
Notre Dame, Obama and the Church in Culture
For some it was the shot heard round the world. When Cardinal Francis George got up to preach on a cold Saturday evening more than ...
May 3rd, 2009
Reconsidering a woman's "wifely duty"
A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a column titled "Women need to say yes to sex." I had my back up ...
April 19th, 2009
The Princess, The Priest and the War for the Perfect Wedding Episode 3
Episode #3 Why Can’t We Get Married On The Beach?" (Please note: due to some technical issues encountered while recording, portions of Fr. Eric's video ...
March 30th, 2009
It isn't boring, it isn't non-Christian and you do have the time for it
The promise of meditation is not the 20 minutes of refuge from an otherwise insane day, wonderful as that may be. The promise is to gradually ...
March 25th, 2009
A younger generation expresses their Jewishness in controversial ways
Evocative, disrespectful, proud, antithetic: these are just some of the words used to describe Jews with tattoos. Seth Alamar, who has 30-odd tattoos, calls most ...
March 12th, 2009
A mixed-media guide to the afterlife
"None of us are perfect but all of us are on a journey toward God" is one of the ways we use to explain what the name Busted Halo® means. Given our name it is ...
March 11th, 2009
Our inaugural What Works column tackles the toughest question some people ever face
"Am I an alcoholic?" "Am I an addict?" At some point, many of us look back on our drinking or using and question it: question ...
February 3rd, 2009
What is it & how to do it (even if it's been a long time)
Busted Halo® looks at the Sacrament of Reconciliation from the perspective of the seeker who has been thinking about confession. In part one, we cover initial reservations about confession and how best to approach it, ...
February 2nd, 2009
The growing trend to tattoo your faith on your sleeve
Eyes of friends and strangers alike immediately fall to the arm, the shoulder, the back, or perhaps even to the unnaturally elongated earlobe ...
November 19th, 2008
A financial advisor and a scripture professor offer advice on how to navigate the current economic crisis
Whether it is the rising cost of your weekly grocery bill, water cooler rumors about layoffs or the nightly news, everyone is reminded about the ...
November 13th, 2008
Father George Coyne, SJ, former director of the Vatican Observatory, talks with host Mike Hayes about the Catholic Church's official view on evolution with regards to scientific theories and religious interpretations of the ...
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