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January 20th, 2010
On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a nun reflects on the abortion debate
This past January 22 was the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legalization of abortion in the United States. There aren't very many ...
December 31st, 2009
And You Probably Don't Know His Name
Quick — can you give me the latest on the divorce drama between Jon & Kate Gosselin? Or why Paula Abdul isn't going to be ...
December 31st, 2009
Video 1 - "Ten years"
Nicole, a U.S. citizen, prepares to move her four children to rural Mexico to be with her husband who has been barred from reentering the United States. In this segment, Nicole explains how her husband was ...
December 31st, 2009
Seeking the sacred dimensions of daily life
Faith, spirituality and religion are too often looked upon as the province of “experts” who spend all their time in places of worship with their noses buried deep in holy books. At BustedHalo.com we frequently ...
December 31st, 2009
A traditional nun and her openly gay cousin discuss sexuality and the Catholic Church
Growing up just south of Los Angeles, Sr. Bernadette (Mary) Reis would see her cousin Paul Mages when her family took vacation trips to visit ...
December 31st, 2009
Recollections of mass and Sunday brunch with the professional wrestling legend
"Captain" Lou Albano (1933-2009) — professional wrestling legend and star of Cyndi Lauper videos — was what my grandmother called "a nice Italian boy." Never ...
December 31st, 2009
A plea for an end to our culture wars
The uproar over Notre Dame's honoring President Obama in late May exposed the fissures within American Catholicism that will no doubt be on display following ...
December 30th, 2009
A pilgrimage for my two mothers
When I was ten, my favorite movie was Mary Poppins. As it begins, British siblings Jane and Michael Banks write an advertisement listing their requirements ...
December 14th, 2009
A Holiday message from the Busted Halo staff
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 ...
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 ...
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