“So, how about that new pope?” Since March, I’ve heard this question countless times from people of all walks of life, almost all of whom want to tell me how much they love Pope Francis. He has given us at Busted Halo® new hope and inspiration for our outreach to young adults; in Rio de Janeiro this summer for World Youth Day he said:
“Dear brothers and sisters, let us be lights of hope… Let us encourage the generosity which is typical of the young and help them work actively in building a better world. Young people are a powerful engine for the Church and for society.”
As we prepare to receive the light of Christ this Advent season, I am hopeful for how young adults can be a “powerful engine” driving the Catholic Church into the future, yet also concerned that so many in their 20s and 30s have disassociated themselves from our faith community. Now more than ever, we, as Church, must reach out to young adults.
Busted Halo® stands alone as the premiere Catholic ministry dedicated to helping young adult spiritual seekers discover that spark of divine light within and connect with communities of faith where it can be fanned into a brightly burning flame.
Our award-winning online magazine, podcasts, social media efforts, and increasingly popular daily radio show available to SiriusXM’s 25 million subscribers, have all been successful this past year in reaching young adults not in the pews. We are only able to do this with your financial support.
This season you can multiply the impact of your gift during our Double Your Dollars Holiday Fund Drive. Because we exceeded last year’s goal, our very generous matching gift sponsors increased their matching pledge to $20,000—which means your donation of any size will be doubled! We must meet this $20,000 goal by the end of the Christmas season, so please act today to help us grow the impact Busted Halo® will have in 2014.
On behalf of The Paulist Fathers and all the staff at Busted Halo®, thank you for helping make our ministry possible through your donations. We continue to need your support. May the flame of hope that is Jesus warm your heart and light your path this Christmas and throughout the New Year.
May God bless you and your loved ones,
Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP
Executive Director of Busted Halo®