Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on the image of light when it comes to evangelization in today’s readings, and notes how some wish to keep their faith to themselves. He explains that our light will be extinguished if it is not shared, just like the flame of a candle. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-19-22
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave challenges us to apply our problem-solving and time-management skills to our faith lives. He reminds us that we are to find the time, energy and effort for what God desires. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-18-22
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Father Dave explains how Jesus transforms the cross from an image of death into new life. He reminds us that in the Paschal Mystery, our darkest moments can be reborn with God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-14-22
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave notes that while the Catholic Church has a lot of rules, our readings today show that God isn’t afraid to break protocol to show us his mercy. God will diligently search for us, and then we are to lead others who are lost back to him. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-11-22
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Dave expresses concern about the declining birth rate in many parts of the world. On today’s feast, we are reminded to have hope that any child could change the world. God works through the weakest and most vulnerable of us to bring about the kingdom. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-08-22
Friend of the show Sister Helen Prejean chats with Father Dave about her new memoir, “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.” Original Air 8-19-19
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the divisions in our world, especially with issues regarding race. Friends of the Busted Halo Show Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Lori Stanley Roeleveld help Christians start to heal these wounds in our communities with their new book, “Colorful Connections: 12 Questions About Race That Open Healthy Conversations.”
Many Catholics want to have a deeper understanding of the Bible, but are intimidated to just dive in. Father Dave welcomes back friend of the show Meg Hunter-Kilmer to discuss her method of reading the Bible in her new book, “A Year in the Word: Catholic Bible Journal.”
We all try to avoid sin, but sometimes it is hard to determine wrongdoing from healthy behavior. A listener named Fred asks Father Dave, “I’m having trouble wrapping my head around the sin of pride…is [the sin] all pride or just too much pride?” Fred expresses his pride in his work and family, and wonders if that could be considered sinful.
Some listeners of a certain age may still best know Kirk Cameron as the charming Mike Seaver from the 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains.” But since then, he has invested his time and energy into faith and family-focused films, television shows, and live events. He joins the Busted Halo Show to discuss his latest movie called “Lifemark,” which centers on adoption. Cameron is an executive producer and plays the adoptive father in the film.