As the world focuses in on Rome for the papal conclave, many are discussing what qualities are needed in the next Successor of Saint Peter.…read more
Traditionally, Lent was a time for personal conversion leading up to Easter, during which Christians practiced the spiritual disciplines of fasting, praying and almsgiving to strip away all that is unnecessary and become more mindful of their ultimate dependence on God. Let’s recapture the true meaning of Lent in ways that are actually relevant to your life. Each day throughout Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday, the calendar’s link for that day will become active, revealing a Daily Jolt for spiritual contemplation relating to Lent, and new and practical ideas for fasting, prayer and almsgiving.read more
The Feast of St. Francis is October 4. Use these suggestions to help you celebrate the feast day well.read more
With All Soul’s Day, November 2, Catholic parishes and other faith communities mark a month-long remembrance for all who have died. In the same spirit,…read more
You sent us your ash photos and you voted for your favorites!
So, after 112 photos and hundreds of votes, without further ado, check out the winning 2013 Best Ash, as voted by you, and a slide show of the other prize categories awarded by the editors of Busted Halo.read more
I often run into people who, upon finding out that I’m a lay minister in the Catholic Church, inform me that they’ve been away from…read more