Facts of Faith - Busted Halo (general)
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.

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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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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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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.)

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Fr. Larry explains to Fr. Dave how the Church fixes the approximate date of Christ's birth and His incarnation breaking into human history.

 

 

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Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer offer suggestions on gifts that keep on giving through fair trade products, shares in relief servies, and other options that are better than ugly sweaters.

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Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave dicuss the centuries-old prayer that hungry Catholics sometimes rush through. A secret strategy priests use when asked to say grace at gatherings is revealed by Fr. Larry.

 

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Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave discuss the religious ranks of the Catholic Church, focusing on the lesser-known Roman Catholic Patriarchs.

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Most people associate the Catholic Mass as being universal, having the same liturgy each Sunday. However, Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave know of 6 million Catholics who have their own unique readings and rituals.

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Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer discuss 12th century writer Frederiech Von Spee’s arguments on torture and why it is illogical and un-Christian.  

 

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No, the Vatican doesn't have a prison. Fr. Larry  and Fr. Dave discuss the papal court that grants mercy rather than sentences.

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Father Larry Rice and Father Dave Dwyer discuss the many unique hats hanging on the papal hat rack.

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Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss the dynamic Dorothy Day, a New Yorker on her way to becoming a saint, and the ministry which survives her today. 

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Where exactly did the Bible come from? Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer discuss ancient xeroxing.

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How did 11 days just dissappear off of the calendar? Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave talk about how different parts of the world are in a different calendar mind-set.

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Will gossiping about others land you in “church jail?” Not necessarily, but Fr. Larry Rice says there are Canonical penalties for damaging someone’s reputation. Fr. Dave Dwyer offers advice on how to steer clear of the temptation.

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What’s the point of praying for the dead? Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer discuss why Catholics see praying for the deceased is important and why other denominations may not agree.

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Fr. Larry has all the questions and Fr. Dave has all the answers about the rare hybrid order within the Catholic Church.

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Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave go through a brief history of the rosary, including recent changes to the way Catholics pray it, how they’re made, and how not to use them in fashion.

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Is your parish the one closest to you in terms of distance? If not, what kind of parish is it considered? Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer distinguish how to belong to a parish and what determines the type of parish you choose.

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Imposters or just fancy titles? Fr. Larry Rice educates Fr. Dave Dwyer and the rest of Busted Halo about papal posers.

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Latin’s not the only language involved in the Catholic Mass and Liturgy. Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer discover the many different ways Mass is said (Klingon not included).

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Think cherubim angels are cute, plump, lightly clothed babies flying around? Think again. Fr. Larry Rice explains the “heavenly org chart” of angels.

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Fifty-five years before the Puritans landed in America a different denomination planted their parish flag in a Southern state. Who was it?

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Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave Dwyer discuss a unique rite within the Catholic Church that not too many Catholics are familiar with. This special rite has its own different rituals and special liturgy.

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Fr. Dave Dwyer and Fr. Larry Rice describe how different Catholic clergy live in their respective communities. Fr. Dave ups his game in a Catholic places quiz.

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Fr. Dave Dwyer and Fr. Larry Rice discuss the history surrounding the relic of Saint Januaris, more popularly known in New York City as San Gennaro.  Possible scientific elements are also explained, bringing to question if the relic was made in a lab or if it's a legitimate symbol of the Catholic culture.

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Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave discuss liturgical books used in the Catholic Church.

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Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry break down the odd twists and turns of Church history regarding the convoluted case of the pious funds of the Californias - involving millions of dollars, 3 religious communities, 3 governments and 300 years!

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Fr. Larry tells us how bingo being so closely related to the Church is really just an "accident of history."

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Why was Pope Gregory I so great? Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss the many accomplishment of the first of the Gregories including his diplomacy, strengthening of the church and many worldly contributions.

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What does Church catechism tell us about the nature of hell? Is it the hell we see represented in popular culture like the fiery caves of South Park? Is it Dante's Inferno? Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss what the church teaches.

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What is the proper way to get rid of objects that have been blessed? Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry tackle this question, discussing objects ranging from rosaries and relics to icons and blessed cars.

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Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, discuss the Roman Catholic church's view of gambling and games of chance in both a legal and moral light.

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Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, discuss the Catholic Church's various definitions of heresy throughout Church history.

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No, the title is not a typo!  Fr. Larry gives us a fact of faith dealing with Ecclesiastical Primates, but they're probably not what you think.  Regardless, Fr. Dave can't stop thinking about monkeys.

 

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Who knew that there was more than one Catholic sovereignty?  Fr. Larry gives us the history and facts about the Knights of Malta and Fr. Dave fails a pop quiz.

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We've all heard about the image of Mary in the grilled cheese or the image of Christ underneath the highway overpass.  What does the church make of these things?  Fr. Larry comes loaded with some new vocab words to tell us all about these phenomena.

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Who is considered a member in the Catholic Church?  Why do you have to register with your church?  Are being a member and registering the same thing?  These questions and more are answered by Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave on this Facts of Faith!

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Fr. Larry lays down his wisdom regarding the Roman Clerical Collar.  He and Fr. Dave discuss the origin, the variations, and the customs of the collar.  

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There is a list of things that the Church expects as the minimum of all members.  Do you know what they are?  Fr. Larry gives us the list, which is sometimes called The Precepts of the Church.

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If you plan to visit Rome, you must listen to this Fact of Faith!  Fr. Larry tells us about the Scala Sancta, a true sight to see in Rome.

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Who knew that there was both an art and a science to church bells?  Fr. Larry gives us a Fact of Faith that involves the history, making, and variety of church bells.

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A Pope's choosing of his Papal name is always symbolic on some level, so Fr. Larry gives us some details on the life of one of the previous Pope Benedicts, in hope that we may gain a deeper understanding of Pope Benedict XVI.

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