Facts of Faith - Busted Halo (podcasts)
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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Syndication

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP discuss a Lenten tradition in Rome and on the web.

Direct download: FactsFaith_097.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

Did you know there are 11 references in the Old Testament concerning unicorns? Listen to Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss...

Direct download: FactsFaith_070-unicorns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

The Unity Candle

Fact guru Fr. Larry gives us a Fact of Faith about a popular wedding ritual, the Unity Candle.  He and Fr. Dave discuss the symbolism involved, the liturgical flow of the nuptial mass and the story of the Unity Candle's popularization.

Direct download: FactsFaith_010-The_Unity_Candle.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Receiving Communion Twice in a Day

Fr. Larry answers the oft-asked question; 'How many times can I receive communion in one day?'  He also tells us how many times a priest can celebrate mass, answers an intern's question, and even discusses the philosophy behind Roman Law!

Direct download: FactsFaith006b-Receiving_Communion_Twice_in_a_Day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

St. Paul's Remains

 

Fr. Larry explains what has happened to St. Paul’s remains after he was martyred in Rome.  He and Fr. Dave also discuss St. Paul’s Basilica - one of the four main basilicas in Rome - and a kooky superstition associated with it.

 

Direct download: FactsFaith_027-St._Pauls_Remains.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

The Catacombs of Rome

Facts of Faith visits Rome as Fr. Larry discusses the Catacombs of Rome.  We also get information about the Church's position on cremation, the Roman subway, and the veneration of martyrs.

Direct download: FactsFaith_009-The_Catacombs_of_Rome.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

How to Have a Good Hospital Stay

Fr. Larry lists some tips for Catholics going into a hospital for extended stay.  Due to changing laws and societal norms, things the patient must do to see a priest have drastically changed since the 50's.  

Direct download: FactsFaith_008-How_to_Have_a_Good_Hospital_Stay_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Incense

Facts about incense!  Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss just about everything you want to know about incense, including names for incense vessels, how and when we use incense, and why we do it.  Plus, tips for those who dislike the incense.

 

Direct download: FactsFaith_007-Incense_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

The Diet of Worms

 

Fr. Larry gives Fr. Dave a quick history lesson on "The Diet of Worms", which, to Fr. Dave's dismay, has nothing to do with food.  The history involves Emperor Charles V, Martin Luther, Pope Leo X, and the Protestant Reformation.  It's a fascinating political and religious story worthy of a suspense novel.

 

Direct download: FactsFaith_071-The_Diet_of_Worms.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Going to Mass on Vacation

 

Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave discuss the obligation of keeping the Sabbath holy, especially when one is on a vacation.  Tips on how to find a church, how to contextualize differences in mass, and good Catholic etiquette are all included.  Perfect for the summer!

 

Direct download: FactsFaith_019-Going_to_Mass_on_Vacation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Trappist Ales

Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss the history of the Trappist Monks, and the ales they brewed

Direct download: Trappist_Ales.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Christian Origins of Graduation Ceremonies

Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss the different graduation traditions that have their roots in Catholic ceremonies.  

Direct download: Christian_Origins_of_Graduation_Ceremonies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry discuss the religious background of J.R.R. Tolkien, and how it affected his works set in Middle Earth

 

Direct download: J.R.R._Tolkien.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Chronovisor

Fr. Dave and Fr. Larry bend the time-space continuum for this week's "Facts" of Faith.  

Direct download: Chronovisor.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Evolution and Creationism

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP and Fr. Larry Rice discuss the (non)-issue of Evolution vs. Creationism for Catholics, Bible scripture, and the role of science and religion in our lives.

Direct download: FactsFaith_047-evolutioncreationism.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Ordinary Time

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP discuss Ordinary Time, its origin, and the cycles of the Catholic calendar.

Direct download: FactsFaith_051-ordinarytime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Catholic Superheroes

 

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP discuss various comic book and movie superheroes who have a Catholic backstory, including The Punisher, Nightcrawler and Hellboy.

 

Direct download: FactsFaith_014-superheroes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

The Catholic Connection to Coffee

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP discuss the origins of coffee and the history of the Catholic Church's connection to coffee, including the current day social justice issue of fair trade coffee.

Direct download: FactsFaith_015-connectiontocoffee.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

The Vatican Secret Archives

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP discuss the Vatican Secret Archives in Rome.

Direct download: FactsFaith_021-vaticansecretarchives.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

The Swiss Guard

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP discuss the Swiss Guard.

 

Direct download: FactsFaith_005-swissguard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

The English Name for Easter

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP discuss the origins of the English name for Easter and a little history of the season.

Direct download: FactsFaith_066-englishnameeaster.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

The Easter Season

 

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, discuss how long the Easter Season lasts in the Church and what Catholics and Christians should use this time to focus on.

 

Direct download: FactsFaith_045.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

Famous Catholics

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, discuss famous Catholics throughout history as well as fiction.

Direct download: FactsFaith_003-famouscatholics.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

Who was St. Valentine? Was there really a St. Valentine? Fr. Larry Rice uncovers the mystery.
Direct download: FactsFaith_002.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

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