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Rediscovering The Magi With Raymond Arroyo’s New Children’s Book

As we prepare our hearts for Christ’s birth, Father Dave welcomes Raymond Arroyo back to the show to discuss his new Christmas book for families, “The Wise Men Who Found Christmas.

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How Does an Advent Calendar Work?

If you’re picking up your Advent calendar at the store, you might have noticed that most calendars are dated from December 1-24, even though Advent doesn’t always begin on the 1st. Father Dave looks at the intricacies of the Advent calendar within the Church, and how the dates of Advent change from year to year. If you are looking for an Advent calendar to help you mark the days until Christmas, check out Busted Halo’s digital version here. (Original Air 11-28-16)

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A Joyful Noise: Celebrating St. Cecilia’s Feast Day with Singer Francesca LaRosa

St. Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians, and Team Busted Halo celebrated her feast day last week with a live performance from Catholic composer and singer-songwriter Francesca LaRosa

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Journey Through Advent With the Holy Family and Sister Miriam James Heidland

As we prepare our hearts for Advent, Team Busted Halo welcomes back Sister Miriam James Heidland to the show to discuss her new journal, “Behold: A Guided Advent Journal for Prayer and Meditation.” Sister Miriam belongs to the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, and is a popular Catholic speaker and podcast host.

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The Joys and Concerns of Vocation: Father Dave’s Early Priesthood Memories

Even when we know how God is calling us, there is often anxiety in the early days of any vocation. After Krista shares her fears as a new mother, Brett expresses similar nervousness as he pursues a Masters degree in Social Work. Krista then asks Father Dave if he was also anxious in his early days as a priest, especially celebrating Mass for the first time. 

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Exploring Parish Life in the United States With Sebastian Gomes

The Catholic Church continues to evolve in the United States, and Sebastian Gomes of America Magazine traveled across the country to assess the state of the Church. His findings are chronicled in a new documentary called, “People of God: How Catholic Parish Life is Changing in the United States.”

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Catholic in Recovery: Discussing Addiction and Faith with Scott Weeman

Many in our communities and families face the devastating impacts of addiction. Scott Weeman, the founder and executive director of Catholic in Recovery, joins the show to discuss a new resource called “The Catholic In Recovery Workbook: A Guide to the 12 Steps.

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Scripture Deep Dive: “Wives should be subordinate to their husbands…” (Ephesians 5:21-33)

When reading scripture, there are sometimes stories or verses that can bristle our modern ears. Father Dave takes a deep dive into one of those readings, specifically Ephesians 5:21-33.

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Our Faithful Departed: Discussing Heaven and Purgatory with Leonard DeLorenzo

As we remember those who have died this week through All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, Leonard DeLorenzo joins the show to discuss his new book, “Our Faithful Departed: Where They Are and Why It Matters.

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When Does a Priest Need to Wear a Roman Collar?

A listener named Stephanie emails the show to ask about a common part of a priest’s wardrobe. She asks, “When do priests have to wear the collar outside of celebrating Mass? Is it only when representing themselves as part of the Church? Do they have to wear it to the bank, grocery store, [or] movie theater?” 

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