The Busted Halo Show with Catholic priest Father Dave Dwyer, CSP, is an informative and entertaining take on the Catholic faith. Father Dave and team answer your questions of faith and tackle current issues in our world while having some laughs along the way! This podcast features excerpts from the show on The Catholic Channel -- SiriusXM, channel 129.
Homilies preached by Father Dave Dwyer, CSP. Father Dave is a Catholic priest, member of the Paulist Fathers, and Executive Director of Busted Halo Ministries. He is also host of the popular show, “The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer” on The Catholic Channel, SiriusXM, channel 129. He most often preaches at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.
Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Barbara Wheeler-Bride answer your questions of faith each week alongside some laughs and tales of their many adventures in the sometimes wacky world of faith.
Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, a Paulist priest and Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at The Ohio State University, provides "tidbits" about the faith. Originally aired on "The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer" on Sirius XM Radio's The Catholic Channel, Sirius 159/XM 177.
In honor of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, Charlene Quint, family law attorney and domestic abuse survivor, discusses her new book, “Overcoming the Narcissist, Sociopath, Psychopath, and Other Domestic Abusers: The Comprehensive Handbook to Recognize, Remove and Recover from Abuse.”
Father Dave chats with Michael O’Neill, author, host and creator of the website Miraclehunter.com about Carlo Acutis, an Italian teen on his way to sainthood.
Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave discusses the challenges faced by three different spiritual figures, St. Jerome, Job, and Jesus. He points out that despite suffering hardship, they each never lost their trust in the Lord. He encourages us to exercise that same trust. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, Ne…
Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the challenges that this year has presented and compares them to the sufferings of people in the Bible. He reminds us that there is always hope if we turn to God in trying times. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-26-20…
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Father Dave reflects on the cross as a symbol of hope and life for us. Jesus was lifted up for us to gaze upon, and Father Dave encourages us to lift him up in our own lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-14-20
Emmy Award-winning TV host Kathie Lee Gifford chats with Father Dave about her new children’s book, her faith, and the loss of Regis Philbin.
Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle. Father Dave discusses Nathaniel's first encounter with Jesus in which Jesus speaks kind words about his character. Father Dave encourages us to look at Christ with the same love with which he looks at us. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-24-20…
A listener named Sue asks Father Dave to explain the “hypostatic union,” a technical term used in Christian theology, that she heard mentioned in a previous episode.
Theologian and author Monsignor Kevin Irwin breaks down Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti.
Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr. Father Dave shares details about the life of Saint Lawrence and how his faith gave him a charitable heart. He points out that Saint Lawrence planted seeds of faith in the hearts of many, ultimately dying a martyr for the faith he loved. Father Dave encourages us to plant seeds of faith just as Saint Lawre…
Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv discusses Catholic voting as addressed in the Paulist Press book, “Voting and Faithfulness: Catholic Perspectives on Politics.” He discusses his chapter, “The Interrelatedness of Pro-Life Issues.”
A caller named Julie asks, “Why didn’t Jesus write a Gospel? The only time we hear about him writing is when the woman was caught in adultery, and he wrote in the sand.”
A listener named Carol shares that she prays the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet daily, but sometimes doesn’t have specific intentions. She asks if we must have intentions each time we pray.
Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss Luke 6:27-38, the passage in which Jesus tells us to love our enemies.
A listener named Lydia shares that she is seeing a lot of division within Catholic circles surrounding the upcoming presidential election. She has seen Catholics tear each other down and judge the faith of the other based on who they are voting for. Lydia asks Father Dave why this is happening and how to tackle it.…
A listener named Robert asks if the Ten Commandments are considered dogma, and if so, how bishops can give a dispensation for the obligation to attend Sunday Mass due to the pandemic.
Father Dave and Team Busted Halo discuss Matthew 18:22 in which Jesus tells us to forgive 77 times.
Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave points out that Jeremiah laments in our first reading today and encourages us to have the same honesty with God in prayer. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-27-20
An anonymous listener asks how to stay brave when confessing sins from six feet apart. They explain that they usually whisper in Confession because they are too afraid to speak their sins out loud.
Actress and best-selling author Karen Duffy discusses her work as a hospital chaplain and her experience living with chronic pain.
Emmy Award-winning news anchor Maria Quiban Whitesell discusses her book, “You Can't Do It Alone: A Widow's Journey through Loss, Grief, and Life After.”
Dr. Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian for the Archdiocese of Regina Saskatchewan and podcast host, discusses conspiracy theory thinking and how it can be harmful to our faith.
A caller named Jackie asks if the Catholic Bible should be interpreted differently from the Protestant Bible. She points out that she knows that the Catholic Bible has more books, but wonders if the meanings of the words change as well.
Friend of the show, Father Gregory Pine, O.P., discusses the Thomistic Institute,“Godsplaining” podcast, and discernment.
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave points out that the Christian life is a continual dying of self. We are called to die to sin and embrace the life that God desires for us. He explains that we have to choose dying to ourselves in order to serve others, especially during this time of racial tension in our country. Preached at Saint Pau…
A listener named Kelly explains that her 18-year-old daughter has stopped attending Mass and youth group due to her anxiety. She asks how she can help her daughter in her faith life without triggering her anxiety.
Physician, researcher, and speaker Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith discusses her book, "Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity."
A listener named Amanda shares that she and her husband suffer from infertility as a result of her husband’s battle with cancer. She asks how they can fulfill their duty to God in upholding the Sacrament of Matrimony without children, and shares that she does not feel welcome in the Church because infertility is not discussed often.…
Father Dave answers two questions on marriage. A listener named Patricia shares that her daughter was supposed to be married in August, but her Pre-Cana marriage course was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and she is unable to be married without it.
Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses our search for fulfillment. He explains that fulfillment is to bring to completion or reality something that has been desired or promised. Father Dave points out that there are many in our society who are still longing for the fulfillment of racial justice, and challenges us to uni…
Popular Christian speaker and worship leader, Carlos Whittaker discusses his book “Enter Wild: Exchange a Mundane Faith Life for Life Wwith an Uncontainable God” and shares how he is working to heal racial injustice in our country.
Friend of the show Katie Prejean McGrady discusses the “Ave Explores” series on Catholic Social Teaching and how to better aid in the fight against racism.
Father Dave and Brett discuss the need to view each other as one family in light of the current civil unrest and racial injustices we see in our country.
Father Steven Bell, CSP, shares his journey of faith as a convert to Catholicism, Paulist priest, and member of the Black Catholic community. He shares his perspective on how we can support our Black brothers and sisters in the Church.
Pentecost Sunday. Father Dave discusses the power of the Holy Spirit, and how we need to call on the Holy Spirit more than ever. He reflects on the problem of racism in our country and encourages us to come together and call upon the Holy Spirit for a change. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-31-20…
Father Dave answers a question about whether or not the Church supports the theory of evolution, and how evolution could still support the Creation story in Genesis.
Father Dave answers a question about the Assumption of Mary and why we believe she was taken up to heaven at the end of her earthly life.
Scholar-Activist Father Bryan Massingale discusses racism in America and how we can educate ourselves.
Father Dave discusses how he ended up running Busted Halo, and reflects on the discernment process and being able to give your “yes” to God.
Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the feeling of loss the apostles felt after the Ascension. He points out that Jesus tells us in the gospels that no one can take away our joy. As life feels like a struggle for most at the moment, Father Dave reminds us that we can still find joy in a difficult time. Preached at Saint Paul t…
Seventh Sunday of Easter. Father Dave discusses contradictions and how we don't like them. He explains that today's Gospel, in which Jesus prays to the Father, seems to contradict itself. Father Dave breaks down the reading for us and explains how to better interpret what may seem like contradictions in Scripture. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle…