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Father Dave answers many common questions about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, including: Is it acceptable to receive eucharist before confession? Can anyone go to confession? Can I create my own Act of Contrition, and if so, what should it include? When exactly is one absolved? And the biggie: what should one say in confession? (Excerpted from show originally aired: 02/20/08, hours 1 and 2)
The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 159, Monday through Friday, 7:00pm to 10:00pm EST. Go to www.sirius.com to get subscription information.
In this excerpt from the Busted Halo Show, Father Dave handles some intriguing calls from people with questions of faith regarding integrating a young child into the church, the baptism status of a newborn in a multi-religious household, receiving eucharist after being away from the church, and how to become more involved with your local parish. (originally aired: 02/19/08, hour 1)
This was the first Busted halo Show after the First Sunday of Lent, so Father Dave asks listeners to call in and tell us what they remember from their experience at mass. Father Dave discusses the “classic” readings from this week, the concept of a blessing cup, how to catechize to a child with tricky questions during mass, and we even get a song! (Originally aired: 02/11/08, Hour 1)
Clearly, people are enthralled by the tradition of Ash Wednesday. On this Free-For-All Friday episode of the Busted Halo Show, Father Dave continues to talk to callers about their own anecdotes and inquiries about this popular church ritual. Also, what does it mean when there is no Holy Water at church during Lent? (Originally aired: 02/08/08, Hour 1)
During this Mass Class edition of the Busted Halo Show, Father Dave discusses a caller’s comment regarding self-proclaimed “Dr. Dino” Kent Hovind, the correlation of different scientific and religious concepts, and how we might integrate science and faith in such a way so as to heighten our appreciation and understanding of both. (Originally aired: 01/23/08, hour 3)
In this special episode of The Busted Halo Show, Father Dave talks to fellow Paulist Father Ricky Manalo about his work in liturgical music, the relationship of composing music to his faith, and his vocation to becoming a Paulist priest. Father Dave also gets some help from Father Ricky in answering questions of faith from the listeners regarding everything from the different versions of the Latin mass, receiving the eucharist, and the concept of “sampling” different types of masses in order to find what works best for you. (Originally aired: 01/23/08, hour 2)
This is excerpted from the last hour of the Busted Halo Show before Father Dave takes off on his parish mission trip in Colorado, and the result is quite amusing. Listen to Father Dave as he has in-depth Q+A with callers, discusses the significance of the Pope’s new encyclical, and chats with Team Busted Halo about the importance of ski helmets and disinfectant spray. Added bonus: a special Word-on-the-Street segment where we see what people have to say about their issues of faith out on the streets of New York City. (originally aired 01/04/08, hour 3)
On our segment Free-For-All Friday, Team Busted Halo requests listeners to call with any possible questions of faith that you might have. During this particular episode, somebody may have taken this concept a bit too far, but you be the judge. Father Dave also handles questions regarding forgiveness, Hell, religion in politics, marriage and the priesthood, and the ultimate question: what to do if we arrive late to mass?! (Originally aired: 01/04/08, first hour)
On this first Mass Class Wednesday of the New Year, Father Dave tells Team Busted Halo a New Years’ Eve, handles inquiries about the chaplet, transubstantiation, purgatory, and that ever-present question: why is it actually called mass? (Originally aired: 01/02/08)
In this segment from the show, Father Dave handles some interesting and potentially difficult questions of faith, particularly ones about confession, from both callers and Team Busted Halo. (Originally aired: 12/18/07)
Father Dave has an inspiring conversation with best-selling author Mitch Albom, the writer of award-winning books “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” They discuss Mitch’s new project “For One More Day,” and also his community service and charity projects, the concept of giving, and the beautiful view of life portrayed in his works. (Originally aired: 12/07/07)
During this weekly segment called “What Did You Hear?”, Father Dave asks listeners to call in and tell us what they remember from mass. He also answers several intriguing questions of faith, and chats with Team Busted Halo about the Advent season and possible vocations for the staff. (Originally aired: 12/17/07)
Imagine spending an entire year living exactly by the rules and regulations of the Bible. Well, this guest on The Busted Halo Show did exactly that. Father Dave and the gang talk to author AJ Jacobs about his new book, “A Year of Living Biblically” which chronicles all of the tough challenges, hilarious stories, and moving lessons had by living biblically 24 hours a day for 365 days. (Originally aired: 12/13/07)
Team Busted Halo discusses the Advent traditions for candles and vestments, invites callers to talk about the significance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Father Dave answers the tricky question: "Are priests allowed to hate?" (Originally aired: 12/12/07)
On this special segment of the show called Vocation Awareness Tuesday, Father Dave and all of Team Busted Halo talk to Father Leo Patalinghug, author of the book and new TV show “Grace Before Meals,” about how he realized his “Godly purpose for food,” the powerful lessons to be learned preparing and eating meals together, and how to get kids to eat their vegetables! (Originally aired: 11/27/07)
On this episode of The Busted Halo Show, Father Dave has special guest award-winning writer and speaker Gregory Pierce, author of “Spirituality at Work,” to talk about his new book “The Mass Is Never Ended” and also handle some very intriguing and challenging mass class questions. (Originally aired: 12/05/07)
Father Dave interviews four key members of the making of the critically-acclaimed movie “Beyond the Gates” (producer/co-writer David Belton, director Micahel Caton-Jones, co-star Hugh Dancy, and Rwandan genocide survivor and film crew member Jean-Pierre Sagahutu) about the challenges and rewards of creating such an emotional and difficult film about the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
Father Dave and Jesuit Father Jim McDermott talk about Father Jim’s role as editor of American magazine, the crossroads of faith and popular culture, and the theological significance of Mr. Roboto. (Originally aired: 10/10/07)
This is an audio travelogue from Father Dave during his trip to Rome including a run-in with the very musical family man Greg Popcak, a segment of mass from St. Peter’s Basilica, and also Father Dave’s bad “timing” situation in a clock tower. Enjoy!