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Busted Halo® Cast
The Busted Halo Cast® is our weekly podcast that answers questions of faith ranging from the simple basics of the Catholic faith to complex dilemmas of everyday life. We also highlight a church to visit that other young adults have found welcoming and vital and preview next week's scripture readings.

Busted Halo’s Fr. Dave Dwyer, Fr. Steven Bell, and Barbara Wheeler-Bride co-host every week offering their faith-filled answers to your questions. You can call-in your questions to (917) 591 8476 or e-mail us at questionbox@bustedhalo.com

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May 26th, 2014

Sin – or no sin? On this week’s episode of the Busted Halo Cast we answer a question about asking questions during the Sacrament of Reconciliation and talk about how you might prepare for and approach the sacrament. The most important thing to remember: GO! And here’s a handy guide if you haven’t been to confession in a while. 
Coming Attractions — Feast of the Ascension and Jesus’ Great Commission from the gospel of Matthew.
Church Search… features St. Stephen Church in Bradshaw, Maryland.
 0:00 — Intro
 6:00 — Question
17:25 — Coming Attractions

May 19th, 2014

Do you notice people leaving Mass as soon as they receive communion? Do you leave Mass as soon as you receive communion? This episode of the Busted Halo Cast covers the topic of leaving Mass early. Should I stay or should I go? Fr. Steve is on vacation so Fr. Dave and Barbara share some insight on the topic.
Coming Attractions — The Gospel readings for the Easter Season are starting to give us a preview of the Holy Spirit and what’s up next in the liturgical calendar … Pentecost!
Church Search… features a personal recommendation from one of our listeners: Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas. And a special shout-out to their Young Adult Ministry!
0:00 — Intro
5:12 — Question

May 12th, 2014

Busted Halo Intern Vincent joins us for this week’s podcast where we answer a question about interfaith marriage in the Catholic Church. And we have some suggestions for discussing your faith — no matter what that might be — with your significant other. Coming Attractions — Jesus calls us, like a shepherd calls his sheep. Can we hear his voice amidst the other noise in your lives? Church Search visits St. Patrick’s Church in Pelham, New Hampshire, and — BONUS! — Our Lady Help of Christians in Staten Island where Dorothy Day was baptized and Intern Vincent went to middle school. Please join us in praying for Vincent and other students who are studying and taking final…

May 5th, 2014

Christmas is always December 25. Valentine’s Day is February 14. Some holiday dates stay the same from year to year, but why does the date of Easter always change? We have the answer — plus this week’s Coming Attractions about the very beginnings of the church from the book of Acts. The Easter Season continues! Church Search visits a musical parish in Williamsburg, Virginia.
0:00 — Intro
5:21 — Question
15:23 — Coming Attractions…

April 28th, 2014

Happy 400th Busted Halo Cast! Things have changed a bit through the years – as you can see in the photo to the right. For this very special episode, we have an “on location” report from Fr. Dave to help us answer a caller’s question of faith. Here at the Busted Halo Cast, we go to great lengths to get your questions answered! Coming Attractions — We’re on the road to Emmaus with Jesus and the disciples, sharing hospitality and breaking bread with one another. Church Search from the most famous Catholic church in the world — St. Peter’s Basilica. Save your frequent flyer miles for a visit.
Don’t miss this special edition of the Busted Halo Cast — and thank you for listening!
0:00 — Intro…

April 15th, 2014

This is one of those things that people are always wondering about Catholics…if we pray to God, why pray to Mary or any saint? The Busted Halo Team discusses prayer and the tradition of Mary and the Saints as they relate to our prayer lives. Coming Attractions: It’s Holy Week! If you make it to church for Easter Vigil (and you should) you’ll hear this reading from Matthew. Church Search visits St. Michael Parish in Olympic, Washington.
0:00 — Intro
7:48 — Question
28:13 — Coming Attractions…

April 8th, 2014

It’s Extreme Home Makeover: Church Edition! The Busted Halo team answers a question about side altars and their purpose in today’s churches. Coming Attractions from Matthew — It’s Palm Sunday! Jesus enters into Jerusalem riding a donkey. Hosanna! Wave those palms like you mean it people! Church Search visits a thriving campus ministry — the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence, Kansas.
0:00 — Intro
6:20 — Question
28:30 — Coming Attractions…

March 31st, 2014

Michael, Katherine, Christopher – there are so many saints names to choose from! How do you decide? We have a few suggestions in this week’s podcast.
Coming Attractions from Ezekiel — People are being raised from their graves (but don’t worry, this won’t turn into The Walking Dead).
Church Search visits a church named for two saints in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
0:00 — Intro
5:00 — Question/Answer
16:00 — Coming Attractions…

March 25th, 2014

Do Lutherans cross themselves and genuflect like Catholics do?  Question begins at 9:12.  ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from Ephesians 5.  ‘Church Search’ visits Muncie, Indiana.…

March 18th, 2014

How can I be less negative during Lent? Fr. Dave & Barbara are on location from the Anaheim Convention Center and the 2014 L.A. Religious Ed Congress. 3-17-14.…

March 10th, 2014

“Is it a sin to kneel DURING the ‘Holy, Holy’ and ‘Lamb of God’ as opposed to afterward?” Question begins at 9:45.  ’Coming Attractions’ reads the Transfiguration from Matthew 17.  ’Church Search’ visits Las Vegas, Nevada.…

March 4th, 2014

LENT 2014!  ”Did I fulfill my Sunday Mass obligation when I attended a Russian Orthodox service?  Question time is 11:55.  ’Coming Attractions’ reads from Matthew 4.  ’Church Search’ visits Portland, Maine.…

February 25th, 2014

‘What do the letters after a priests name mean?’ Question begins 6:55. ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from Matthew 6.  ’Church Search’ visits Knoxville, TN.…

February 19th, 2014

“Do cremated remains have to be buried in a Catholic cemetery?” Question begins 7:40. ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from Matthew 5. ‘Church Search’ visits Windsor, Canada.…

February 13th, 2014

Why is a non-Catholic marriage require an annulment in the Catholic Church? Question begins at 7:30. ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from 1st Corinthians. ‘Church Search’ visits Tacoma, Washington.…

February 5th, 2014

“Can I baptize myself?” Question begins at 6:30. ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from the Gospel of Matthew. ‘Church Search’ visits Cedar Falls, Iowa.…

January 23rd, 2014

“How can we have faith in the Bible with all its exaggerations?” Question is at 10:20. ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from the Gospel of Matthew.  ’Church Search’ visits Honolulu, HI.…

January 16th, 2014

“How did the Gospel writers come to know the stories they wrote in the Gospels?” Question begins at 8:09. ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from the Gospel of John. ‘Church Search’ visits Richmond, VA.…

January 10th, 2014

“How can I talk with my friend about my faith without it becoming conflictual?” Question begins at 7:56. ‘Coming Attractions’ reads from the prophet, Isaiah. ‘Church Search’ visits Miami, FL.
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My wife is a Catholic, I was a Baptist. How can I interject my views on faith without causing conflict?…

December 19th, 2013

“How do I deal with the throngs of people who come to church only on holidays?”  Question is at 7:35.  ’Coming Attractions’ reads the Nativity story from the Gospel of Matthew.  ’Church Search’ visits Salem, OR.…

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