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Facts of Faith

Little known Catholic facts, knowledge and trivia

Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, and Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, discuss facts of Catholicism not widely known, including everything from historical facts to modern pop culture references about the Church.

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September 8th, 2011

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.…

July 12th, 2011

Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave discuses the St. Mark’s Remains, everything you should know.…

July 5th, 2011

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

June 14th, 2011

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

May 31st, 2011

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

May 26th, 2011

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

May 17th, 2011

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.…

May 4th, 2011

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

April 26th, 2011

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.…

April 12th, 2011

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.…

April 6th, 2011

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

March 29th, 2011

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.…

March 23rd, 2011

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

March 15th, 2011

In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, Fr. Larry gives a quick biography of the Saint and describes what Catholics should do when the feast day falls during Holy Week.…

March 1st, 2011

Fr. Larry Rice shares the interesting legend of St. Dymphna, the patroness of the mentally ill.…

February 22nd, 2011

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

February 8th, 2011

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.…

February 1st, 2011

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.…

January 25th, 2011

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

January 13th, 2011

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

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