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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 ...
September 14th, 2008
The Anne Rice Interview with Busted Halo
In late 2005, novelist Anne Rice stopped by BustedHalo’s® offices in New York to promote her book Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt, the first installment in her planned four-part “autobiography” of Jesus. What was ...
September 8th, 2008
BustedHalo readers weigh in
In my last column I shared a letter from Susan, a longtime reader of Pure Sex, Pure Love, who has been dating a ...
August 23rd, 2008
Decades after he gave the Illinois senator his first job in community organizing, Jerry Kellman talks about Obama, his own religious conversion and both men's approaches to creating change
In the early 1980s, when Jerry Kellman interviewed a young, idealistic Ivy League graduate for a $10,000 a year job with Chicago's Developing Communities Project (DCP) ...
June 30th, 2008
WALL-E's a winner
Even by Hollywood standards the story idea pitched to movie executives for Pixar’s WALL-E must have sounded hallucinogenic: “So we’ve got this robot, but it's a ...
June 18th, 2008
A renowned New York artist adds a modern twist to ancient Jewish law in creating a painting of Biblical proportions
"Each painting lays out in black, white, purple and magenta just how present G-D is in all aspects of life."
May 14th, 2008
...or, How in the world did the creator of Roger Rabbit and the Archbishop of Newark end up collaborating on a sci-fi novel together?
The book is called Space Vulture, and it's a far-out, one-of-a-kind project, even by science fiction standards. The cover features a throwback, Flash-Gordon-style photo of a caped villain ...
April 4th, 2008
The former Master General of the Dominican Order worldwide discusses freedom, truth, sexuality and healing a polarized Church
As he bounds off the stage in his white friar's habit into the large audience in an Anaheim Convention Center ballroom, Timothy Radcliffe, OP seems to have the ...
March 3rd, 2008
A Jewish Mother Considers Family, Tradition and the Pain of Belonging
Eight days after birth, a Jewish male infant is circumcised in a ceremony called the bris milah (bris means "covenant" in Hebrew). It's a party: relatives and friends ...
February 15th, 2008
On being Black and Catholic in America
It was as if I was a kid again. The gospel choir numbering at least 30 strong lifted their voices to the rooftop. The pulse of the ...
February 4th, 2008
Men, women and sports
My husband isn't speaking to me. He isn't speaking to anyone, really. He's crushed by the Patriots defeat in last night's SuperBowl. I'm not that chatty either, but not because I ...
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