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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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October 25th, 2010

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.…

October 21st, 2010

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

October 21st, 2010

A blinging gift from Pope Benedict to the Madonna of Pompeii puzzles Fr. Larry. The question leads into a brief and surprising history of the papal present.…

October 14th, 2010

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.…

October 13th, 2010

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.…

October 7th, 2010

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

October 5th, 2010

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

September 30th, 2010

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.…

September 28th, 2010

September 23rd, 2010

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.…

September 21st, 2010

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.…

September 16th, 2010

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.…

September 14th, 2010

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

September 9th, 2010

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!…

September 7th, 2010

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

September 2nd, 2010

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.…

August 18th, 2010

How does the Church really feel about games of chance? Tune in to hear what Fr. Larry and Fr. Dave have to say……

August 17th, 2010

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

August 12th, 2010

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.…

August 3rd, 2010

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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