Facts of Faith - Busted Halo
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.

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Fr. Larry tells Fr. Dave all about Fr. Georges Lemaître, the Belgian priest and scientist who came up with the scientific theorem that the universe is ever expanding.

Direct download: FactsFaith_091-nointro.mp3
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Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave discuses the St. Mark's Remains, everything you should know.

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Fr. Larry talks with Fr. Dave about a scientist who was also a catholic priest; Gregor Mendel and his studies on Genetics.

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Fr. Larry discuses with Fr. Dave the sacred meaning that Relics of many Saints have to the Church.

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Fr. Larry discusses with Fr. Dave the different organizations within the Church and what it is that these organizations do.

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Fr. Dave discusses with Fr. Larry what takes place during mass. Everything you want to know. 

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Ever wonder what a sacristan is? Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discusses the duties of a sacristan and how they support the Church.

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Fr. Larry discusses with Fr. Dave the way today's media portrays heaven and hell to society — vastly different and overly dramatic images from what is seen in and taught by the Church.

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Fr. Larry explains the mystery behind the Ajacan Missions, in what is now present-day Virginia, and the canonization process that resulted from them.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

Fr. Larry explains the history of the devotion to the child Jesus Infant of Prague and what some younger parishioners may accidently mistake it for.

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Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave and describe the Chrism Mass, a Mass typically tied to the Holy Thursday that celebrates the Priesthood and blessing the oils used throughout the year.

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Back in the “olden days” when people read books to gather information, how did readers know their Catholic information was legitimate? Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss how this process is changing.

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Why do we call them “feast days?” Fr Larry and Fr. Dave describe some of the decadent dishes associated with different saints’ feast days. 

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Why did the Lord need to be baptized? Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer explain using the different explanations or lack thereof in each of the four gospels. 

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From the art world’s “most epic fail” to a “mater admirabilis,” Fr. Larry describes one of the mysterious paintings in Rome. 

 

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Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer explain the biblical foundations of Ash Wednesday, where the ashes come from, and whether or not Ash Wednesday is a Holy Day of Obligation.

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Fr. Larry Rice tells us more about the early Renaissance brother and painter who is also the namesake of a liqueur.

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meetings weren’t always peaceful business gatherings. In 9th century Rome, political differences caused popes to put deceased popes on trial. 

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In the first Facts of Faith recorded by Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave, Fr. Larry describes the origin of the ritual, why we use candles to bless throats, and why the healing of throat illnesses is associated with St. Blaise.

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Fr. Larry Rice shares some asteroids and planets that have ‘heavenly’ names connected with the Catholic Church.

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Fr. Larry talks about the Benedictine monk, Dom Perignon, and the myths surrounding the tales of his discovery of champagne. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Fr. Larry discusses the definiton of the word epiphany, it's misuse in modern tongue and the origins of the Feast of the Epiphany and the roles of the Magi (a.k.a. the Three Kings or Three Wise Men.)

Direct download: FactsFaith_036-epiphany.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

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