Busted Halo
BustedHalo Cast
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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August 5th, 2014
#414- How do I pursue a religious vocation with student loan debt?

vocation-debtConsidering a call to religious life and also struggling with paying back student loans? Fr. Dave, Fr. Steve, Barbara, and Intern Sean have some feedback for our caller along with some suggestions for where she (and others) might find more information and even financial assistance. Check out the Consumer Protection Bureau and The Project on Student Debt for answers to some of your basic student loan questions. And Fr. Steve recommended both the Knights of Columbus and the Serra Club as possible sources of assistance.


Coming Attractions features a Psalm of the summer! Church Search visits Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, Florida, which features a special “Real Life” ministry for young adults. And (drum roll) we need your help!


We want your assistance with the “Church Search” segment of the Busted Halo Cast! Call us at 917-591-8476 and record a shout-out for your parish or campus ministry. Here’s what you do:


– Tell us your first name and the parish you are calling from (be sure to say the full name of the parish and include the address)

– Mention why the parish is a good place for young adults

– End with the parish’s website and social media details


Thank you in advance!


0:00 — Intro

6:46 — Question

24:27 — Coming Attractions

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  • Frank Jackson

    If the church authorities run you through the paces and determine you are religious life material, then they should assume your debt. You come to them well educated already. What you give in return as a lifetime of time, talent, and (lack of) treasure more than compensates them for that debt.

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